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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"...
Over the last almost 30 years, Andy Kimbel as an “indie” artist, and on occasion with his backing AK Express band, has performed over 2000 shows at a variety of venues from large festivals and concert halls to smaller more intimate folk clubs, house concerts and listening rooms. Kimbel delivers spirited, dynamically-packed performances while showcasing both self-penned original songs and strong interpretations of early classic country blues and early 70s-based folk while captivating audiences with his highly reviewed acoustic guitar work. Whether it be a performance for 40 people at a folk club or house concert, thousands at a festival, or millions on television as he did regularly on QVC earlier in his career, Kimbel makes the stage his home and it shows
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