Birmingham says goodbye to local music legend Matt Kimbrell

Matt Kimbrell, photo courtesy Lantz Croft
Matt Kimbrell, photo courtesy Lantz Croft

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham said goodbye to a local music legend on Wednesday night. Hundreds turned out to celebrate the life of Matt Kimbrell.

Through the years, Kimbrell played with countless groups including the Hurlers, the Primatons, Ryan Rearden and the Levee Breakers and the list goes on. He most recently toured in Taylor Hicks' band.
Kimbrell died at his home last week.

Area musicians remember him as a talented multi-instrumentalist and a good friend. Those who knew him well now rely on his common saying: "'preciate you, man."

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