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FESTIVALS! – Michael P. Smith Aug/Sept 2017

July 10, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

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

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Happy 93rd Birthday, Winifred

April 18, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Happy 93rd Birthday, Winifred

Bebé Carmen and Olive

April 13, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

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MICHAEL SMITH – April 2017 concerts

April 01, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

MICHAEL SMITH – April 2017 concerts A Note from Michael Smith This April I'm in St Louis and Grand Rapids, places that sound to me sometimes as if I was on a vaudeville tour, but with much pleasanter hotel rooms. In St. Louis I love the restaurant that's right next door to the gig, exotic food on a peaceful street. In Grand Rapids I play the Wealthy Theater, two words you don't usually see together. Both of these places are what you call listening rooms, the descendants of coffeehouses. I couldn't believe it the first time I played a coffeehouse: people actually listened.  I saw there the beginning of my own listening too, because it had never been that quiet before when I played. It was like: oh Michael you better come up with something. I love working both these rooms, great audiences, and I'm sure glad that it's what I get to do this April instead of the gigs some politicians are booked for this month. And "Rain" might be my favorite Beatle song. Button up your overcoat. OK bye. ST. LOUIS AREA Sat April 15 at 8:00 PM The Focal Point 2720 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143-3036 FACEBOOK: 

LISTEN Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go

March 14, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

LISTEN Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go LISTEN to Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go [audio m4a=""][/audio] Singing this on Friday with Peter Swenson, guitar and John Floeter, bass.

SONG Non je regrette rien: Amandes, Hills, Smith, O’Reilly

March 12, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

SONG Non je regrette rien:  Amandes, Hills, Smith, O’Reilly   Song From Scarlet Confessions LISTEN to Non je regrette rien. [audio mp3=""][/audio] Dear Ones whom I love remember you are the most interesting beings under heaven For you all love and parties. For you all sacrifices All virtues. All vices. Dear Ones, I see you all around me still Let the world be your pleasure And use it at your will. Drink to my last words. Remember me as young and bold. For the young never realize the old were not born old. Dear ones.  Dear Ones. I neither regret or repent. (Poem by George Moore. Read by Michael Smith. ) Photo by Iwona Biedermann Featuring Paul Amandes, Jamie O'Reilly, Anne Hills, Jamie OReilly Copyright, 2002, J. O'Reilly Productions Recording courtesy of WFMT Fine Arts Radio, Peter and Nancy Clark Eric Arunas, Engineer

Memory walk in the loop

March 11, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Memory walk in the loop

Michael P. Smith March ENews California Concerts

March 03, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael P. Smith March ENews California Concerts A Note From Michael One of the great things about this occupation is that now and again I get to spend a weekend in California, and this month I have a kind of quick and very active visit happening...I'm getting to see my pal Jimmy Duke and friends at Dark Thirty in Lakeside, where I've been so many times that it's like a home away from home; I settle in immediately. A house concert in San Diego, which will be a new experience,and a concert series in Pasadena, where the old Ice House lives forever in fond memory. I'm proud and a little disbelieving of my memory to write that George Carlin came to see me work at the Ice House once years ago. The part I can't believe is that me and George C went for a walk and he talked about how he loved a song of mine that Spanky And Our Gang did...and I just casually accepted the whole thing as if it was my due.  Yeah I was so much older then...bless you, George, you'd be going crazy now. OK, bye. CALIFORNIA CONCERTS Fri. Mar 10, ...