Christmas at Southern White Old Lady Hospital
This is the third release - but his first nothing•but•storytelling album - from noted storyteller and songwriter, Andy Offutt Irwin. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and hilarious stories, he is equal parts mischievous school boy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. Andy is one vibrantly odd bird, with feathers that tease, tickle and tug at the heart - And a whopper of a personality, which barely fits in most rooms. People are drawn to him like magnets to a refrigerator. And inside, it's all Mountain Dew and Jolt Cola. Andy was a Featured Teller at the 2005 and 2007 National Storytelling Festivals and he'll be back in 2008 for a featured solo concert, the Friday Midnight Cabaret. He has been a Featured Teller at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, UT; The San Francisco Bay Area Storytelling Festival; Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Morehead, KY; The Sweet Pea Festival, Bozeman, MT; The Stitching Stars Festival, Athens, GA; Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Indianapolis, IN; The Mesa, AZ Storytelling Festival; The Ojai, CA Storytelling Festival; The Winter Tale Festival, Oklahoma, OK; TaleSpin Festival, Chattanooga, TN; The St. Louis Storytelling Festival; The Kearney, NE Storytelling Festival; The Multnomah Storytelling Festival, Portland, OR; The Azalea Storytelling Festival, LaGrange, GA...um...that's enough. A native of Covington, GA, Andy started out in comedy, but added music and storytelling because he had a lot more to say. He served for sixteen years as Artist-In-Residence at Oxford College of Emory University where he is still called on to direct plays from time to time. He spent five years writing, directing and performing with the comedy improv troupe, SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World, but he's had lots of more interesting life experience-type jobs including - but not limited to - actor; camp counselor; political satirist; youth director; janitor; deputy voter registrar; theatre orchestra conductor; garbage man; teacher; carpenter's flunky; and bullfrog tadpole catcher (Honest).