A few quotes from various media over the years.
Andy has received some pretty darn good reviews from both print and electronic media. He's even caught some good "press" from our most important reviewers... you the listening public right here on the "net". If you wish to review an Andy Kimbel show or recording, please email it to us and we will include it right here.
Andy Kimbel tells his story with voice and guitar, drawing on the techniques that have sustained itinerant blues artists for generations. For this fingerstyle guitarist, the instrument is a portable orchestra, with bass lines, chords, and fragments of melody to support his vocals.” . . .Hawaii Public Radio
“Started out great and he keeps getting better! His folk and country blues, self-written or by other blues greats, zoom right into his audience’s heart. He often provides his own percussion by placing a mic for his tapping feet while he picks his guitar.”- . . . Tri-Cities Paper, Syracuse NY
"An outstanding out -front performer" ... Delaware County Times
"Andy Kimbel is an acoustic blues guitar fingerpicker and string-bender!... " "Intelligent, soulful songwriting and dazzling guitar work." . . . . Acoustic Guitar Magazine
..."Not many can engage and audience as a solo performer for almost three hours, a one-man Grateful Dead to the bone'. . . Springfield Sun
"An artist whose star is rising quickly". . .WBAI N.Y.
"He’s blues, he’s folk he’s country, he’s Andy Kimbel, a Philadelphia guy gone national” … Fox Television
"A strong performer plays with great sensitivity and feel for his music"... Sound Bites
"... has become one of my favorites." . . Gene Shay, WHYY & WXPN Philadelphia
” He keeps his audiences enticed with a great flow and versatility as his fingers move effortlessly across the neck of the guitar while picking rhythm patterns and leads simultaneously improvising with his own song compositions and a selection of traditional standards.“. . . Philadelphia Inquirer
... Kimbel's original work shows that he is an emotional force in his own right" ... Post Standard
“There is a nice balance between his own material and covers, these covers are so well and personally done, that you almost don’t recognize the originals, Great!!” Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to play such great music on my show!!. . . Ray Pieters, Belgium Radio
“His always expressive guitar playing that ranged 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”…- Pam Miller, . . .Big Shout Magazine
"The finest singer-songwriter doing the blues on the local scene"... Philadelphia Inquirer
“Andy is known for his “furious” guitar styles and songs. He is among the finest fingerstyle folk and blues performers…”- New York Post
"A great blues guitar player and songwriter. Great to have him regularly on our show" Steve Bryant, Senior Music, Entertainment and Technology host, QVC Television
“An artist who’s star is rising quickly” …WBAI N.Y.
“Real real good Blues” … The most passionate and energetic Acoustic Musician” …WPGR Wilmington DE
"This is a guy that you have to see live". . . Columbus Dispatch
"Andy Kimbel is a great acoustic blues guitar finger-picker and string-bender!"...Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"Some off the most amazing guitar work I have ever heard!" ... Dan Maher, Radio Host: Inland Folk, WA
"Andy Kimbel, . . . amazing acoustic Guitar Wizard". . . North Wales PA Reporter
"Andy Kimbel is a master of the guitar. He plays with emotion and energy that jumps out at you whether he is gently plucking on a slower ballad or moving his fingers at a lightning pace on an energetic blues or even a Celtic selection" ..… Guitar Player Magazine
. . . Andy is among the top of the fingerpicking bluesy singer-songwriters. You can hear a Chris Smither influence (Who is one of my favorites), and a Leo Kottke influence somewhere in there. . . . Dan Reynolds, Wisconsin Public Radio
... Kimbel's original work shows that he is an emotional force in his own right" ... Syracuse Post Standard
"A strong performer; plays with great sensitivity and feel for his music". . .Sound Bytes
"...furious finger-picking country bluesman". . . Syracuse New Times
"Acoustic Guitar Wizard".. North Wales Reporter