Andy Offutt Irwin | Book Every Saturday for a Funeral

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Book Every Saturday for a Funeral

by Andy Offutt Irwin

WINNER 2008 Storytelling World Award. Andy is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival. He is funny.
Genre: Spoken Word: Comedy
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1. Who Marguerite is (Please Get on With It)
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2. Book Every Saturday for a Funeral
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3. That Swing in the Park
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4. Chief Know-em-All
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5. It's All Good
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6. Spinners (Signs from God)
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7. Pick Your Own Strawberries
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8. Trevilian's Gift
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is the second 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).


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Margaret Dugan

Great stories . . . . love Andy's voices . . . . gave me lots of laughs
Enjoyed being transported to Covington, GA with Andy's characters and awesome voices. Not a boring story on the CD . . . . listened to it straight through without stopping. Great stocking stuffer!

Julie Goldstein Souter

Perfect once again
Andy, once again, you weave your tales with dexterity, grace, and humor. My daughter and I were in stitches through the majority of it, and I'm just proud to say I knew ya when......You need to do a show up here at the college, give some of your old professors a laugh... again. Have a BLESSED Christmas and New Year!

CLynR

Another delightful storytelling album from Andy Offutt Irwin!
The follow-up album to the award winning “Christmas at Southern White Old Lady Hospital”, “Book Every Saturday for a Funeral” is a bit darker than its predecessor, but just as funny. Marguerite, Andy’s elderly aunt, is still around, but here she’s facing loss, grief and the inevitable indignities that come with aging. If that sounds grim, it’s not. In Andy Offutt Irwin’s comedic hands, these subjects are dealt with heartwarming humor, grace, and even joy. Andy Offutt Irwin excels at conveying distinct characters through different voices and he layers the stories with intricate detail, making each characters come to life. All in all, a wonderful album.

MB

As wonderful as Christmas at Southern White Old Lady Hospital is!
Great fun! Even more memories brought back as I'm in Covington with my family again. Andy tells stories on this CD that had me virtually in the hardware store and his van with him. I know these people I've never met and so do you. The only bad thing about Andy's CDs is that they come to an end. Can't wait to hear more Offutt!

David LaMotte

Excellent work from a brilliant craftsman. Highly recommended.
I bought three copies of this a couple of weeks ago - two for Christmas gifts and one for myself. It's beautifully crafted character portrayal and charmingly quirky wit deftly corralled into engaging stories. Andy's extraordinary talent for impersonation leaves one with the impression that his Aunt Marguerite is standing beside him on the stage with her own microphone. The stories are appropriate for any age group or family gathering (we listened as a three-generation family on Christmas afternoon this year), but they never come off as stilted, stale or trite. All three generations were laughing, even the teenagers. Andy Offut Irwin is the modern Southern Bill Cosby.

Reba Sumner

Book Every Saturday for a Funeral
I heard Andy Irwin at the National Storytelling
Festival, Jonesborough, TN. The CD was almost as good as he was in person. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. He is a true artist
with a special gift. He make you feel like you
know the people in his stories.