Dick Kimmel

Kimmel & Coyle



       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimmel & Coyle

Dick Kimmel & Kelly Coyle perform as a Minnesota-based acoustic music duo playing an eclectic mix of old-time stringband, bluegrass, and folk music. Both musicians sing and between them play mandolin, mountain dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, and guitar.

Dick Kimmel has played, recorded, and promoted traditional music internationally for more than 50 years as a solo artist and with musicians like Del McCoury, Alan Munde, Hazel Dickens, and Becky Buller. He was inducted into 3 music halls-of-fame including the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Dick has made more than 2 dozen recordings, including 7 CDs for Copper Creek Records. He served as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s International Committee Chair for 15 years, earning him the title “the Ambassador of Bluegrass” for an article in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.

 

Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Coyle has played music for more than 45 years. A native of Kentucky, Kelly played old-time and bluegrass music with such Kentucky musicians as fiddler Tom Taylor and his brother, banjoist Ballard “Pappy” Taylor, The Altar Way Gospel Singers, and Pam Gadd. He has a degree in folklore from the University of Kentucky. Kelly has played bass and guitar on 4 recordings including CDs by the New X Art Ensemble and the Endtime Quartet.