Mike Whitney & Andy Offutt Irwin + Margot Bernstein
Supported Charity for the month- El Refugio
8:00 :: Mike Whitney & Andy Offutt Irwin
Songwriter was the dream, performer was required. 26 when first paid to sing, hooked instantly. Hearing the first song you ever wrote on the radio in 1971 helped. Supported myself with only music from 1971-1982. Part time gigs and one nighters as a solo and in groups through the ’80s, solo only after that, although a friend and I get together sometimes and he plays dobro. I’ve opened for John Prine, David Bromberg, John Hammond, Flying Burrito Brothers and Andy Offutt Irwin.
With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and heart-filled stories, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer.
A storyteller, theatre director, singer-songwriter, and Shakespearean actor, Andy has been Artist-in-Residence at Emory University’s Oxford College since 1991. He has performed at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York, The Library of Congress, Walt Disney World, and a bunch of times at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Andy lives in Covington, Georgia. He thinks he is funny.
9:00 :: Margot Bernstein
Margot began teaching guitar lessons at age 13 and performing professionally at 16. U.S. and International performances include New York City’s Catch a Rising Star, Gerde’s Folk City, Carly Simon’s Hot Tin Roof on Martha’s Vineyard, soundtrack recording for PBS special. In Atlanta, The Freight Room, Eddie’s Attic, Dante’s Down the Hatch, The Inman Park and Yellow Daisy Festivals and Hungry Ear and Just Voices A Capella chamber chorus. Theater performance includes the roles of in the rock opera by The Who, “Tommy” (Mother) and “West Side Story” (Anybody’s).
A singer/songwriter as well as jazz and classical vocalist, Margot composes music/lyrics as musical tributes. She has garnered feature stories in Atlanta magazine, The Atlanta Constitution, and WRFG “What the Folk” program for her commissions to honor renowned Atlanta leaders. For Truett Cathy, “Truett is True” is on permanent display at the Chick-fil-A Corporate Headquarters Museum.
Margot thoroughly enjoys playing music with Berne Poliakoff, Susan Benett, Rick Hinkle, and John Lewis in the band, Canyon Ladies, in tribute to the women of Laurel Canyon, including Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt and others who wrote and/or performed the great music of the 60s and 70s.