Andrew Kimball is a guitarist known for his collaborations with famed keyboardist Bernie Worrell. Kimball’s interest in music was sparked at an early age while listening to his father play folk guitar around the house. He started playing acoustic guitar at age 12 following an introduction to some basic chords from his dad. Throughout his junior and high school years Kimball played guitar in his school’s jazz ensemble and local rock groups.

After playing in several bands while attending college in Colorado, he returned to his native New Jersey to pursue his career in music. He had the good fortune to work with Bernie Worrell from Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads fame, contributing guitar to Bernie Worrell’s album, Standards. Kimball was playing guitar and bass in various bands on the New York club scene when he was recruited to play guitar in the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, leading to more opportunities to play with musicians such as George Clinton, Bootsy Collins (the JB’s, Parliament Funkadelic & Bootsy’s Rubber Band), Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz & Steve Scales (Talking Heads).

In addition to the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Kimball played guitar in another Bernie Worrell project, Worrell’s Open Operatives (W.O.O) , featuring Bernie Worrell on keys, Scott Hogan on bass and Andy Jankowiak on drums. He frequently backs other bands for bass and guitar.

Kimball recently released a self-titled EP of original music and performs with a backing band in the New York – New Jersey area. You can also hear him on the new Chapin Sister’s album A Date With The Everly Brothers. He cites Angus Young, Catfish Collins, Eddie Hazel, Michael Hampton and James Jamerson as major stylistic influences as well as Neil Young and Elliott Smith.

Andrew Kimball has performed and/or recorded with the following artists:

BERNIE WORRELL, BOOTSY COLLINS, Smokey Hormel, JIMMY DESTRI, TINA WEYMOUTH, CHRIS FRANTZ, STEVE SCALES, JT Lewis, Darryl Dixon, Karl Latham, Glen Fittin, Evan Taylor, Tim Luntzel, Rah Digga, Will Bernard, Melvin Gibbs, Ronny Drayton, Robert Randolph, Dez Cadena, Dena Tauriello, Gary Lucas, Mike Watt, Lili Haydn, Money Mark, Greg Thomas, Eric McFadden, Timothy Young, Rob Schwimmer, the Chapin Sisters, Jon Cobert, Felicia Collins, TM Stevens, Falu Shah, BLACKBYRD MCKNIGHT, Razor Sharp, JERRY HARRISON, Jason Crosby, Bill Dickens, Steve Kimock, FRED WESLEY, Freekbass, GEORGE CLINTON, DJ Logic, Rico Lewis, NONA HENDRYX, BILLY BASS NELSON, Greg Fitz, John Hickey…