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I’ll Be Seeing You, Song for Winifred

April 15, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

  Dear Mutti Olive stepped among the blue carpet of scilla and white snowdrops, spread across the neighbor's lawn, iced-over after yesterday's heavy snow. I told her: Those are the ones I brought Grandma Win every spring. She doesn't know she misses you, ...

Michael Smith Mar 30 at Givins Castle

March 15, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

John Devens hosts Sat Mar 30 at 7 PM Givins Castle 10244 S. Long wood Dr Chicago, IL   60643 https://heritagecastleconcerts.org/?fbclid=IwAR0h7PMvhcch0KqPpJSMw5jZVhiFVaKcVMzy7e07nHIzEj2Pq5PZIRE2a4lc PH 773.719.7059 https://www.facebook.com/Givins-Castle-and-Heritage-Gallery-Concerts-529734740785593/

From the Song Archive – Jamie sings for Aunt Dottie

March 11, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Aunt Dottie, Dorothy Ellen O'Reilly, sang this song at every O'Reilly family gathering, til her hearing started to go, and she passed it on to me.   She had an easy, high lilting voice, unaffected by drama.  True and pure. ...

Jamie’s After Hours Radio Interview with Rick Kogan, WGN

February 13, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

THE AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT OF JAMIE O'REILLY "Is there some kind of artistic gene?" Longtime Chicago area entertainer Jamie O’Reilly treats us to stories from her lively childhood, musical career, ongoing series of salons she holds for intimate crowds, her writing, her ...

Jamie O. Feb Enews Blog: WGN, Valentine concert, John Starrs

February 05, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

A Note from Jamie February, 2019 This February morn, as a thaw soaks the street, and Chicago braces for more ice, and who-knows-what weather, I'll be going out!  Visiting new grandbaby Cosmo Angus Broz , born Jan ...

Jamie’s January Blog: Snowed In. Buried under.

January 15, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

A Note from Jamie January/February, 2019 Snowed in.  Buried under. Saturday, the snow starts to fall late morning during Olive's 4th birthday party. Olive wears the sunny yellow hat Meg knitted. Snow-pants and mittens, boots and ...

Jamie O’Reilly Songbird, a few songs from the archive

January 09, 2019  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

[audio m4a="https://www.jamieoreilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/03-Track-03.m4a"][/audio] Blue River was recorded by the salty chanteuse Sophie Tucker in 1927.  I cover it here with Michael Smith and Peter Swenson, guitars.  Bob Weber, cello.  John Floeter, bass. Listen to Jamie sing Blue River [audio mp3="https://www.jamieoreilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/The-Jamie-OReilly-Trio-Souvenir-2014-11-14-1413-05-Red-is-the-Rose.mp3"][/audio] I first heard Nancy Griffith sing ...

Michael Smith Jan 2019 Blog and Dates

December 30, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Michael P. Smith January, 2019 Enews & Blog View this blog as an online newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/9264c6f49f46/michael-smith-songwriting-cd-now-on-sale-2209181     Things I learned (or knew already) for this New Year: That I re-learn the same things over and over before they ...

Anne Hills~ Jamie O’Reilly: Valentine Salon Feb 15, 2019

December 29, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

FRIDAY CONCERT UPDATE! Walk-ins okay tonight for cash only. Credit cards need to use Paypal link below.  We will not answer messages after 4 PM today.  Night of Romantic Songs in the afterglow of the Valentine holiday! Roots Salon at Wishbone Presents LOVE'S SWEET SONG A Valentine Salon featuring ...

Cradle Songs – Now and Then – Christmastide 2018

December 06, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Sing Sweet and Low Your Lullabies From the Singer Archive. My Mother, Winifred (pictured here with me), sang us the Brahm's Lullaby, in German, and Stille Nacht at Christmas.  A Cradle in Bethlehem is my favorite lullaby to sing at Christmas.  I sing ...

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  • I’ll Be Seeing You, Song for Winifred
      Dear Mutti Olive stepped among the blue carpet of scilla and white snowdrops, spread across the neighbor's lawn, iced-over after ...
  • Michael Smith Mar 30 at Givins Castle
    John Devens hosts Sat Mar 30 at 7 PM Givins Castle 10244 S. Long wood Dr Chicago, IL   60643 https://heritagecastleconcerts.org/?fbclid=IwAR0h7PMvhcch0KqPpJSMw5jZVhiFVaKcVMzy7e07nHIzEj2Pq5PZIRE2a4lc PH 773.719.7059 https://www.facebook.com/Givins-Castle-and-Heritage-Gallery-Concerts-529734740785593/