Andrew McCutcheon began his career in music as lead singer and guitarist of The Skeptics, a late-eighties alt-rock trio originating out of Baltimore. They released one album (Snallygastor), before McCutcheon relocated to New Orleans and earned a Masters in English from Tulane University, leaving music behind. Subsequently, he taught at various local colleges and wrote and published his own poetry. In 1997, McCutcheon revived his passion for writing and recording music and decided to pursue music full-time. His five-song independent debut on Plum Meat Music, Out of the Lion's Mouth is a seminal recording, displaying McCutcheon's skill for mixing lo-fi/indie sounds with retro-rock, spoken word and bluesy pop music.