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

January 15, 2018  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

3/17 Smith & O’Reilly. Wishbone. Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood  [caption id="attachment_8240" align="alignleft" width="202"] Smith & OReillyMarch 17, 2018[/caption] Special St. Pat's Dinner Theater! Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith with Al Ehrich on bass. Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 PM Wishbone Restaurant, (main dining room) 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL $20 *advance/$25 at the door (Food and drink separate_ Reservations recommended ahead via *Paypal link below. Need info/  Want to send a check? Contact Jamie PH/text (773) 203-7661, Email: jamie@jamieoreilly.com   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 3/17 four $80.00 USD Hear samples, buy downloads and purchase the Songs of a Catholic Childhood album at CD Baby.com "Recorded before a live audience in Chicago, IL. In solos and duets, Smith and O’Reilly perform a winning group of songs, and talk about life ...

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!  wfmt.org 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="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Jamie-OReilly-Michael-Smith-Paul-Amandes-Cradle-in-Bethlehem-live.mp3"][/audio]  

MICHAEL SMITH NOVEMBER DATES 2017

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: roots@jamieoreilly.com         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: https://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/upcoming-events-news/ For more about Selfish Giant, go to Blair Thomas & Co. http://www.blairthomas.org/portfolio-item/the-selfish-giant/

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="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Crazy-Mary-by-Michael-P.-Smith.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]

Happy 93rd Birthday, Winifred

April 18, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Happy 93rd Birthday, Winifred

Bebé Carmen and Olive

April 13, 2017  |   General   |     |   0 Comment

Bebé Carmen and Olive [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170412_091617.mp4"][/video]

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 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2882043 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="http://www.jamieoreilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/06-Will-Ye-Go-Lassie-Go.m4a"][/audio] Singing this on Friday with Peter Swenson, guitar and John Floeter, bass.