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Jamie O’Reilly, Paul Amandes Wishbone 11/18

September 13, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Jamie O’Reilly, Paul Amandes  Wishbone 11/18 Roots Salon at Wishbone North Presents A Harvest Home Salon featuring Jamie O'Reilly and Paul Amandes Sunday, Nov 18 at 7 PM Wishbone North 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il  Admission $20.  Advance tickets recommended.  Jamie's Ph 773.203.7661 for info.   Get tickets via PayPal link (below), or email Jamie@jamieoreilly.com to send a check. Jamie & Co open at 7:00 PM.  Paul & Friends perform their own 2nd set at 8:00 PM Folk songs, originals and classic Americana ballads with an autumn feel. With Meg Broz, Nia O'Reilly Amandes (vocals), Peter Swenson, (guitar) AND hear John Floeter, (bass) on both sets. Tickets Wishbone 11/18 Jamie & Paul 1 tix $20.00 USD Jamie & Paul 2 tix $40.00 USD Jamie & Paul 3 tix $60.00 USD Jamie & Paul 4 tix $80.00 USD Hear Paul and Jamie sing The Lowlands of Holland [audio mp3="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Jamie-OReilly-the-Rogues-Jamie-OReilly-the-Rogues-25th-ann-09-Lowlands-of-Holland.mp3"][/audio]

Michael Smith at Wishbone North Oct 13 at 7 PM

September 08, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael Smith at Wishbone North Oct 13 at 7 PM J. O'Reilly Roots Salon Concerts at Wishbone Presents Michael P. Smith, solo Saturday Oct 13 at 7:00 PM Wishbone North 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il Admission is $20. Phone (773) 549.2663 (restaurant) Note: Reserve seats below via PayPal Or email jamie@jamieoreilly.com to send a check For more information call Jamie (773)203.7661 http://www.wishbonenorth.com/events.html   Tickets Wishbone 10/13 Michael 10/13 one $20.00 USD Michael 10/13 two $40.00 USD Michael 10/13 three $60.00 USD Michael 10/13 four $80.00 USD

Fall Gigs – Michael P. Smith

September 08, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Fall Gigs – Michael P. Smith Michael Smith Fall Enews Sunday, Sept 30 at 2:00 PM Lisle Library Meeting Room A/B 777 Front Street Lisle, IL 60532 Phone: (630) 971-1675 https://lislelibrary.evanced.info/signup (Sponsored by Friends of the Library) Saturday, Oct 13 at 7:00 PM Michael Smith, solo Wishbone North 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il Phone: (773) 549.2663 (restaurant) Information: Jamie@jamieoreilly.com Admission is $20. Restaurant link: http://www.wishbonenorth.com/events.html Reserve seats ahead via Jamie's blog page http://www.jamieoreilly.com/michael-smith-at-wishbone-north-oct-13-at-7-pm/ Saturday, Oct 20, 3:00 - 6:00 PM* Special Guest for Leopold Segedin Retrospective Exhibition & Book Launch Rare Nest Gallery 3433 N Kedvale Chicago, Il www.rarenestgallery.com Reservations Required: keith@rarenestgallery.com Phone (708) 616-8671 Note: The Segedin book release/exhibit, runs Sept 15 to Oct 21. Michael will be part of the panel discussion Oct 20. *Time TBA. Listen to Michael sing Hey, Kid, accompanied by Leo's paintings: https://vimeo.com/2047978 ST. LOUIS AREA Friday, Nov 2 at 8:00 PM The Focal Point 2720 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO Phone: (314) 560-2778 http://thefocalpoint.org/about/concerts/  

Jamie sings You Belong to Me

August 18, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Jamie sings You Belong to Me You Belong to Me Jamie O'Reilly Trio Jamie, vocals Michael Smith, guitar Peter Swenson, guitar Bob Weber, cello John Floeter, bass Listen here. [audio mp3="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/02-Track-02-2.mp3"][/audio] Private recording, Souvenir Recorded and mixed by Peter Swenson J. OReilly Productions, 2008 Chord chart Michael Smith Read Jamie's Blog: On Turning 60.

O’REILLYS SING! Somebody to Love

August 17, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

O’REILLYS SING!  Somebody to Love Somebody to Love live concert from 2002 featuring Eugene O'Reilly, lead Tammy O'Reilly, conductor Miki Greenberg, piano Mike Amandes, drums And the O'Reilly Chorus! [audio mp3="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Somebody-to-Love-family-9-6-2014-1-33-31-PM-09-Track-91.mp3"][/audio]  

Dandelion ~ poem for Win

May 30, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Dandelion ~  poem for Win It is in the sitting still we see the shadowed windowsill. The rumpled grass the bunny left behind. The floating seeds of a dandelion. And so this morning, I admit it's no mean feat (me thinks) to see what I see, as I with broken foot, sit. And sat.  Imagining this is this.  And that is that. Poem by Jamie O'Reilly, 2018

Mothers and Grandmother

May 13, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Mothers and Grandmother

Annie Laurie – Jamie OReilly sings

May 11, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Annie Laurie – Jamie OReilly sings Listen to Annie Laurie (Jamie vocals Michael Smith, guitar and bass recorded on Swimming Deeper) [audio m4a="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/12-Annie-Laurie.m4a"][/audio] Annie Laurie Maxwelton's braes are bonnie, Where early fa's the dew, Twas there that Annie Laurie Gi'ed me her promise true. Gi'ed me her promise true - Which ne'er forgot will be, And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'd lay me down and dee. Her brow is like the snaw-drift, Her neck is like the swan, Her face it is the fairest, That 'er the sun shone on. That 'er the sun shone on - And dark blue is her e'e, And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'd lay me down and dee. [caption id="attachment_8365" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fairy feet[/caption] Like dew on gowans lying, Is the fa' o' her fairy feet, And like winds, in simmer sighing, Her voice is low and sweet. Her voice is low and sweet - And she's a' the world to me; And for bonnie Annie Laurie I'd lay me down and dee. Annie Laurie was a favorite song of Studs Terkel.  And he loved it when I sang it.  He told me it was the song Albert Parsons, the Haymarket martyr sang the night before he died.  I sang it for his 90th birthday and his memorial.  My ...

May Enews. Numbers Count: On Turning 60

May 09, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

May Enews. Numbers Count: On Turning 60 Jamie O'Reilly May ENews May 9, 2018 Numbers Count: On Turning 60 Waking this dawn on a too-perfect birthday morning. The start of my 60th year.  Sliver of moon just about faded, sunrise streaks aubergine and peach, peeking over the majestic flowering pear tree.  In a minute comes the spring rain: crisp, clean, easy.  I am ready for this one. 60!  Holy cow, Batman! Numbers count.  When we're not keeping score over old grievances, relieved over near misses, or reckoning with what fell through the cracks. we are tallying-up.  What worked about what I made?  What's left to do?  Will there will be time enough?  Bargaining for a few more years with her.  A few more hours with him.  Adding and subtracting.  60!  A big, pretty round number.  The "new 40" or craggy precipice to senior-hood?  Dunno.      Today a scant inch of rain came down, and the pear out back's in bloom.  Not thinking about how much time is left.  Counting what I have.  A great love.  Those daughters and their delightful partners, a granddaughter AND a grandson!  A with-it mom (still with us.)  Thirteen bright and bold siblings and their extendeds.  Friends of the finest measure.  Many beautiful things.  Volumes ...

Michael Smith – St. Louis area gigs

March 23, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael Smith – St. Louis area gigs Read about Michael's new Songwriting CD, available by mail, thru CD Baby.com and at these concerts!  Link:.http://www.jamieoreilly.com/smith-songwriting-cd-mail/ ST. LOUIS AREA GIGS Sat Mar 24 at 8:00 PM  Focal Point Traditional Arts Center 2720 Sutton Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63143 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3322677 Mon Mar 26 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - 1 hour Sponsor Hayner Public Library at the Performance room Alton Square Mall Alton, Il  Featuring the songs from Moby Dick http://www.haynerlibrary.org/news-and-events/events-list-view/725-the-music-of-michael-smith