"Amazing interactive folk from an eccentric who punctuates his tunes with humorous anecdotes... A fiendishly clever union of Tom Lehrer's topicality ... cut with Bobby McFerrin-style mouth music. Andy Offutt Irwin's shows are good quirky fun... and so is his CD, Banana Seat!"
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Acute folk sensibility....."
- The Wall Street Journal
"OK, it's simple enough to indicate that Andy Offutt Irwin is a strange combination of singer-songwriter, comedian, thespian and storyteller, but that is too simplistic a description of what he does during the course of a performance.
OK, how's this? ?You will see Andy onstage with a guitar: an old, worn guitar that has seen many a performance. He plays it; sometimes soft, sometimes really hard, but always he plays it well.? Sometimes he'll sing when he plays, and sometimes he'll sing when he doesn't play. He sings lots of different songs; some of them are downright wacky. He also talks; sometimes with the guitar, sometimes without.
Sometimes he talks as Andy,? and sometimes he is somebody else entirely.? He is an absolutely captivating storyteller!
All of this is evidence of the onstage persona of a unique and wonderful fellow from Covington, GA. His talents are self-evident, but we hope we're not revealing any secrets if we say that, when you get past all the wild, funny aspects of this man's personality, there is a genuinely nice guy under there."
?- Micki & Seegar Swanson, Fiddler's Green