Will Kimbrough will perform at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse Friday at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church, at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
Review for Will Kimbrough:
Will Kimbrough is a singer, songwriter, award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and bandleader with a voracious appetite for every aspect of music. Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, he ingested eclectic FM radio sounds and the music of nearby New Orleans. In his quest to develop his musical capacities to their fullest, Will Kimbrough has become a modern-day Renaissance Man.
With songs recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough’s multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations in the studio and on-stage with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, Kim Richey, Josh Rouse, Matthew Ryan, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, by fans as a way to explain his masterful performance on the guitar, Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.
Kimbrough earned his graduate degree on the club circuit shortly after finishing high school. Investing years of single-minded devotion to his craft, Will moved to Nashville with his first band – Will and the Bushmen – and was quickly signed to a major label record deal. Following that 15 minutes of fame, Will formed The Bis-quits with Tommy Womack, Mike Grimes and Tommy Meyer and released one CD on John Prine’s Oh Boy! Records.
Having spent several years on the road and in the studio with folk star Todd Snider, Kimbrough has also toured and recorded extensively with Grammy winners like Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, and produced a Grammy-nominated CD for Adrienne Young, in addition to producing the noted East Nashville Skyline and The Devil You Know albums for Todd Snider – two of his most acclaimed recordings.
With 10 artist albums to his credit, Will has released five solo recordings and five albums as a founding member of DADDY, the bis-quits, and Will and the Bushmen. Kimbrough turned ears and earned new fans along with praise from the media for his outspoken Americanitis (2005) album, which cast a critical eye on early 21st century America.