Andy Offutt Irwin | Bootsie in Season

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Bootsie in Season

by Andy Offutt Irwin

WINNER 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards, Best Storytelling Album ...and... WINNER 2009 Storytelling World Award for the story, “The Beauty Pageant.” . Andy is funny
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. The Beauty Pageant
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2. A Crooked Road
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3. How Marguerite Became a Recovering Racist at Dr. Terror’s House
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4. Francine
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5. Bootsie in Season
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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…


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C Prust

Laugh out loud funny!
This might be Andy’s best album yet. The stories are hysterical, especially the title track. His ability to paint vivid pictures in your mind with his words is just amazing. And his funny voices and sound effects make my 5 1/2 year-old laugh each and every time. I think everyone will enjoy this one. (And the bonus track is an absolute hoot!)

Jennon P. McLaughlin

Bootsie in Season
Andy Offutt Irwin is truly the very best. If you are not familiar with his work, you are missing a treat indeed.

Karrie & Family

A favorite
We heard Andy at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival in October, 2007. Our whole family loved his stories so much. We have listened to Book Every Saturday for a Funeral so much that it was time to add to our collection. Bootsie is also fun and meaningful to listen to. It is nice to find an artist who is humorous and appropriate. GO ANDY! We can't wait to hear what Aunt Margerite it up to next.

Kevin C.

I think I hurt a rib laughing!
Andy is a truly talented soul! I felt like I was witnessing his stories first-hand as they were happening. Hilarious! Put a huge smile on my face!

Alison Graham

Great fun
My whole family loves Andy. He does for southern characters what Garrison Kiellor does for Minnesotans. If you grew up in the south you know these people. If you didn't, listen anyway -- the stories are wonderful and funny. Andy manages diverse and sometimes difficult topics with sensitivity and a rare wit. His CDs have become a favorite of my 12 year old son and I during our commute.