This third CD of nothing-but-stories once again features Andy’s Aunt Marguerite, that 80-something-year-old widow, recent medical school graduate, and chief-of-staff at Southern White Old Lady Hospital. On this record we’ll learn how Marguerite became a self-described “recovering racist.” We’ll discover how Andy created an undeniable ghost in the cemetery for his boyhood friends. We’ll find out what happens when a deer looks in a mirror. There are flying rubber snakes, smashed watermelons, leaping Milk Duds, falling mannequins and roped-in beauty queens. Andy is Foghorn Leghorn meets Lily Tomlin meets William Blake.
A native of Covington, GA, Andy started out in comedy, spending five years writing, directing and performing with SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World. When he returned to Georgia, he added music and storytelling because he had a lot more to say. He tours a lot, but when he's home he gets to be the host, storyteller, and audience trainer for the radio show, Evening Star, on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
For sixteen years he was Artist-In-Residence at Oxford College of Emory University where he still butts in during rehearsals and does theatre workshops from time to time. He has 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).
Andy has been a featured storyteller at (but not limited to)…
The National Storytelling Festival
The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival – Orem, Utah
The Bay Area Storytelling Festival – Oakland, California
Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead, Kentucky
Mesa Arizona Storytelling Festival
Hoosier Storytelling Festival – Indianapolis, Indiana
The St Louis Storytelling Festival
TaleSpin – Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Sounds of the Mountains Festival – Camp Bethel, Virginia
The Azalea Storytelling Festival ¬– LaGrange, Georgia
Huffines Trail Festival – Huffines, Texas
Winter Tales – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Trinity Storytelling Festival – Huntsville, Alabama
Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
(at the Krispy Kreme Theatre. Really.) – Jonesborough, Tennessee
The Sweet Pea Arts Festival – Bozeman, Montana
Pike Piddlers Festival – Troy, Alabama
Plus a whole lot of theatres, libraries, songwriter rooms, museums…