Irwin was Oxford's artist-in-residence in theater from 1991 to 2007. His music, humor and storytelling have made his concerts widely popular, and his fan base includes enthusiasts from his native Newton County as well as regional, national and international fans. Irwin's recognition includes his two of his albums' being awarded the Just Plain Folks Award. Recently he was honored by The Covington News as one of 10 men who have significantly contributed to the community.
Irwin's appearance is sponsored by Oxford College's Sense of Place Committee. A limited number of tickets, priced at $5, are available. Those interested should contact Oxford College Events and Conferences at (770) 784-4754.