Hosted by Paul Durica (Chicago History Museum) and Mark Guarino (Country & Midwestern), the afternoon at The Hideout features musicians from a broad spectrum of styles honoring the late singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith, whose fifty-plus year career, in addition to a solo act, included a rock duo and trio (with Barbara Barrow), folk ensembles (Weavermania, Fourtold), composition for theatre (Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Blair Thomas & Co) and extensive collaborations (with Steve Goodman, Anne Hills, Jamie O’Reilly, James Lee Stanley and others).
Musicians on the bill Dec 16 include (in alphabetical order): Naomi Ashley, Judson Claiborne, Steve Dawson, Gerald Dowd, Rachel Drew, Mark Dvorak, Chris Farrell, Jon Langford, Jamie O’Reilly and Linda M. Smith.
Jamie’s SongNotes Blog featured Michael Smith’s classic autumn song. Sievers from Spoon River Anthology. Here in an unreleased recording, with Peter Swenson’s arrangement. Jamie will feature the song in Harvest Home, on Oct 9 at Tre Kronor.
Enjoy a spring concert in the lovely garden at Tre Kronor Swedish Bistro.
Songbirds Anne and Jamie sing songs to lift the spirit; signature songs, folksongs, lullabies, anthems, novelty tunes, torch songs, and World War II blitz-ballads.
The program will feature unforgettable songs our grandmothers sang, from sheet music picked-up at the five and dime. Songs heard in old movies, sung in the parlor, music hall, and around the dinner table. And, of course, favorites from Anne and Jamie’s extensive musical catalogs.
Judi Cogan Heikes reads poems.