November 16, 2008
Tom Kimmel is a soulful and unique singer and performer who has captivated audiences
from Birmingham to Bhutan, from San Francisco to Stockholm, winning fans and garnering
critical acclaim in the worlds of folk, rock and spiritual music.
Tom Kimmel is an award winning songwriter whose songs have been featured
in film and television and recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt,
Nanci Griffith, Randy Travis, Shawn Colvin, Dianne Reeves and many, many others.
“…not only one of the finest songwriters alive, but an incredible performer
—mixing his songs, humor and story-telling to create an experience that is pure theater.”
"Rich melodies and fervent delivery."
—Los Angeles Times
"…his songs have enough personality to fill the concert hall single-handed."
—The Herald, Glasgow Scotland
"A talented singer-songwriter with a flair for striking images."
"A singer/songwriter who possesses the best qualities of John Wesley Harding
or John Hiatt—suberb songwriting and raw, hard-driving vocals.
—San Francisco Herald Examiner
"…songs that will change a lot of lives."
"Kimmel has his own ‘voice’ and it rings with authority. A master poet."
[His songs] "have an anthemic, urgent quality earned through sheer quality of songwriting."
—New York Daily News
"Rubs the truth so raw you can see brittle bones beneath. As intimate and honest as
a birthday, and as beautiful as blown glass—he deserves a far greater audience
than most art (by any definition) ever gets."
"Kimmel’s moody, textured songwriting reaches into soulful
realms that few Music Row pros enter."
"A very exceptional talent… [with a] special gift as a writer,
singer, instrumentalist, and performer."
—The Album Network
"Kimmel has a pungent, Southern-inflected voice, dark good
looks and a commanding stage presence. A highly imagistic body
of work that he delivered with drama and authority."