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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! from Jamie O’Reilly

March 17, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! from Jamie O’Reilly [caption id="attachment_7347" align="alignleft" width="237"] 1992[/caption] Listen here to Danny Boy Jamie vocals with Peter Swenson, guitar for Anne Hills [audio mp3=""][/audio]  

Michael Smith SONGWRITING CD mail order page

March 14, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael Smith SONGWRITING CD mail order page Michael P. Smith's Songwriting Album - Limited Edition! Coming soon to CDBABY.  Mail order now - info follows. Note the Digital downloads from CD Baby are not available yet. Michael talks... Part Master class. Part musical memoir. All Michael!  The long awaited recording! Singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith reveals the inner workings of his songwriting process, tells stories: from first song and first guitar, to the inspiration for (and secret source) of his best known song The Dutchman, and performs this, and other songs, with distinctive Smithesque style. This winning recording offers a glimpse of this singular artist's musical landscape, confirming why he remains a master in the American folk lexicon, revered the world over.     For mail orders by check, send an inquiry email to: For credit cards via PayPal, click below now!  Smith Songwriting CDs 1 CD $20.00 USD 2 CDs $40.00 USD 3 CDs $60.00 USD

Vinegar Man – Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018  |   General   |     |   1 Comment

Vinegar Man – Valentine’s Day [audio mp3=""][/audio] Listen to Vinegar Man. Vinegar Man from the book Silver Pennies Poem by Ruth Comfort Mitchell Music by Tom Amandes Recorded February, 2009 League of Creative Musicians, Evanston, IL Performed by Jamie O’Reilly, Lead Vocals Meg Broz, Background Vocals Paul Amandes, Background Vocals, Guitar Peter Swenson, Guitar Stuart Rosenberg, Mandolin John Floeter, Bass With Beth Ann O’Reilly Amandes, Background Vocals And Bridget O’Reilly, Background Vocals  

Michael Smith Feb/Mar 2018 gigs

February 02, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael Smith Feb/Mar 2018 gigs Michael Smith's February  - March Concerts WISCONSIN Sat Feb 17 at 7:30 PM Tomorrow River Concerts Lettie Jenson Center 487 N. Main Amhurst, WI 54406 PH 715.824.5202 Link CHICAGO Sat Mar 3 at 7:30 PM Heritage Gallery 1907 W. 103rd Street* Chicago, Il PH: 773.233.0084 (Chicago/Beverly neighborhood) Sat Mar 17 at 7:00 PM Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood St. Pat's Music Special Wishbone North Restaurant 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il PH/Text 773.203.7661 (Jamie) / PH 773.549.2663 (restaurant) Tickets via blog CALIFORNIA Wed Mar 21 at 7:00 PM Ron Colone’s Tales from the Tavern Series The Maverick Saloon 3687 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460 E: Ron Colone –

3/17 Smith & O’Reilly. Wishbone. Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood 

January 15, 2018  |   General   |     |   1 Comment

3/17 Smith & O’Reilly. Wishbone. Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood  SOLD OUT TONIGHT!    thanks, Chicago. Special St. Pat's Music Special! Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood The Age of Reason with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith with Al Ehrich on bass. Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 PM Wishbone North Restaurant (main dining room) 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL $20 *advance/$22 at the door (Food and drink separate) NO more Reservations sold out. "They bring us to our lives. To cherish what is simple, know what is lost, heal what is hurt. And remember the best of times..."A heartfelt, liberating musical journey by Chicago's beloved folk duo. Hear this personal and profound musical portrait of the Catholic America of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. With new stories, Irish favorites, original songs, quirky tales, and parochial school days lore. And the classic songs we all remember!   Tickets Wishbone 3/17 Jamie/Michael 3/17 one $20.00 USD Jamie/Michael 3/17 two $40.00 USD Jamie/Michael 3/17 three $60.00 USD Jamie/Michael ...

Christmas is Coming – Hear us on WFMT Folkstage Dec 23!

November 28, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Christmas is Coming – Hear us on WFMT Folkstage Dec 23! We're singing live on WFMT Folkstage at 8 PM. Sat Dec 23! Jamie, Meg, Nia. Accompanied by Peter Swenson on guitar. And Michael Smith singing solo songs. Here's one from the archive. Jamie singing a little lullaby. A Cradle in Bethlehem. [audio mp3=""][/audio]  


October 25, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

MICHAEL SMITH NOVEMBER DATES 2017 Michael Smith November ENews Michael Smith will appear with Anne Hills in a rare evening of music and stories: Remembering Lincoln Avenue. Jamie OReilly's Roots Salon Nov 3 at 8:15 PM Private address in Rogers Park, Chicago. Email for more information:         Michael Smith will perform The Selfish Giant in the Second Annual Festival Neighborhood Tour at Chicago parks. Nov 3 to 5.  And again on Nov 13. Fri, Nov 3 at 6 PM Marquette Park 513 W. 72nd St. Chicago, Il Sat Nov 4 at 11 AM Hamilton Park 9801 S. Ave. Chicago, Il Sun Nov 5 at 11 AM and 1 PM Garfield Park Conservatory 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, Il Pilsen(locale TBA) Mon Nov 13 More: For more about Selfish Giant, go to Blair Thomas & Co.

FESTIVALS! – Michael P. Smith Aug/Sept 2017

July 10, 2017  |   General   |     |   2 Comments

FESTIVALS!  – Michael P. Smith Aug/Sept 2017 A Note from Michael When I was in my teens I would often buy recordings (45's) if the design of the label caught my eye (!?!). I liked the way the Coral Records label looked, and so one steamy July I bought a 45 called The Train Kept A-Rollin', played and sung by The Johnny Burnette Trio. The other side (45's had two sides) was called Hi Yo Silver and sounded exactly like Train Kept A-Rollin'  except with different words. I didn't know then, as I do now, that the JBT was just a couple of states away from me, playing gigs and arguing; and that as I sat on my bed listening to their song over and over, they were breaking up because each one thought the other two were too interested in self-promotion. If by some miracle they'd asked me for advice I'd've said, Why would you break up? You've got some cool songs here and you don't sound like anyone else. Put out another recording that sounds like this one and I'll buy that too. It doesn't have to break any new ground. There's no one like you, just ...

Crazy Mary, Michael Peter Smith, post 2017

July 04, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Crazy Mary, Michael Peter Smith, post 2017 Michael's classic song, rendered live with Anne Hills, Paul Amandes, Michael, Jamie OReilly.  (Listen here)  Listen Crazy Mary [audio mp3=""][/audio] (copyright Michael Peter Smith, Bird Avenue, ASCAP)

Olive spring

May 09, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Olive spring [caption id="attachment_8176" align="alignleft" width="960"] Tiny Roadie[/caption]