Andy Kimbel... King of the Acoustic Blues

Official Site of Finger pickin country Bluesman Andy Kimbel

"His always expressive guitar playing ranges from frolicking and exuberant to driving and soulful. Whether picking, plucking, or using a skillful slide, Kimbel brings to the stage vision of the roots of American Music that conjures up everything from rambling railroad trains to dark and lonely nights of solitary traveling"...

Hard to pigeonhole, Kimbel has been likened to Lightning Hopkins, John Hammond, Chris Smither and Leo Kotkke. He performs a unique selection of material that ranges from gentle ballads and pointed originals, to hard driving country blues and slide guitar using various tunings and harmonics. Interspersed between his own songs, Andy also includes songs ranging from traditional folk tunes to more contemporary ballads and delights in having the audience participate in many of the numbers. His own distinct interpretations set him apart and give even old traditional blues a new face. His Debut album Blues & Other Moods has been promoted on National Television by QVC whew Andy was a frequent guest.

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Andy Kimbel at Mermaid Inn

We all love when Andy Kimbel stops in to close out the evening at The Bothy Folk Club at the Mermaid Inn in Philadelphia. He steps up to the plate and blasts out home runs without much thought. Just starts playing and songs come out. The guitar work is awesome and it flows like no tomorrow. One of the best Kimbel! Thanks for doing it and Thanks Mike McNichol for doing such a grand job running it!

Andy Kimbel

Look forward to Andy Kimbel coming back to play Pasadena again!

Andy Kimbel

Love the guitar teaching videos and would look forward to seeing a live show.

Andy Kimbel

Just adding my 2 and a half cents for whatever they are worth.

I think with what the others here have said through the years. Andy Kimbel is among the best acoustic guitar players I have ever seen. It is not just the music, it is the feel and emotion, diversity, flow, I guess his uniqueness. It all comes together for a truly wonderful listening experience.

I have not seen him around in a while but do listen to his songs on Reverb Nation and other web sites.
So Kimbel, Where you be? Time to get out again and entertain us wanna be guitar players who would give about anything to do even half of what you do with that instrument and your songs!

Andy Kimbel

Been seeing Andy Kimbel at different shows now for years. He started off great and keeps surprising us with some really incredible guitar and new ways to do old tunes. Love the new material too like the song " Some Like The Rain". It is such a winner.

Andy Kimbel is is flat out awesome.

Andy Kimbel

I caught the tail end of a showcase of sorts in time to see Andy Kimbel do just a few songs. He is very good. I don't know why he dosen't get more attention. He is quite the performer with great stage presence, a good sense of humor and a pretty amazing guitar player.

Andy Kimbel

Andy Kimbel is one of the best blues guys I have ever seen for sure. Quite Amazing guitar work. At times,he sounds like he is playing two guitars at once. He writes good songs and performs them well. You should see him if you get the chance.

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Andy Kimbel is one of the best blues guys I have ever seen for sure. Quite Amazing guitar work. At times, he sounds like he is playing two guitars at once. He writes good songs and performs them well. You should see him if you get the chance.

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: Wow. What a performer. Does it all so effortlessly. Quite impressive. A real genuine guy who loves to play the guitar and sing. Great show!

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(: Agreed.
I saw Andy Kimbel with a band he picked up in New York. Without much rehearsal so they said, these guys seemed so comfortable like they have been together for years.

Andy came up with new material on the spot and the band was right there with him. Kimbel is a master of the acoustic guitar. The band threw in some covers that rocked like Folsom Prison Blues, A John Prine song that I forgot the title (Angel Montgomery I think), and a great version of Hiatt’s Through Your Hands. Kimbel had a guitar tuned like Keith Richards or close to it as the sound was very Rolling Stones.

Andy Kimbel plays quite a few instruments set up in different tunings. His 6 member band complimented each song so appropriately. His style is impromptu somewhat in the feel of the Dead and his songs transit rock & Roll, old time folk and pretty darn good Blues. He picks away and strums using finger picks while his lead guitarist on the Fender guitar wove in and out of Andy Kimbel’s rhythms.
He is a very solid performer and I hope to see and hear more about him.

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: (: Agreed.
: Would love to see Andy Kimbel with a band. Must have been pretty great.

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(: Agreed.
I saw Andyt Kimbel with a band he picked up in New York. Without much rehearsal so they said, these guys seemed so comfortable like they have been together for years.

Andy came up with new material on the spot and the band was right there with him. Kimbel is a master of the acoustic guitar. The band threw in some covers that rocked like Folsom Prison Blues, A John Prine song that I forgot the title (Angel Montgomery I think), and a great version of Hiatt’s Through Your Hands. Kimbel had a guitar tuned like Keith Richards or close to it as the sound was very Rolling Stones.

Andy Kimbel plays quite a few instruments set up in different tunings. His 6 member band complimented each song so appropriately. His style is impromptu somewhat in the feel of the Dead and his songs transit rock & Roll, old time folk and pretty darn good Blues. He picks away and strums using finger picks while his lead guitarist on the Fender guitar wove in and out of Andy Kimbel’s rhythms.
He is a very solid performer and I hope to see and hear more about him.

Like his music very much.

He was very impressive at the Winter Fest. Really had the audience engaged and into what he was doing with his songs and guitar.. A musician to watch for sure. . .

Andy Kimbel

Like the web site a lot and like his music even more.. Thanks very much!

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: Like the web site a lot and like his music even more.. Thanks very much!

Andy Kimbel's show at the Empire was amazing. He is a musicians musician. The songs and guitar playing just flow like I have never seen before. I like the album quite a bit but must say I am waiting for the new stuff to be released (way passed due!)

Web Site

Good tunes great artist .. Thanks much..

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