Center Portion Arts Space presents a Summer Solstice Salon on Friday, June 21 at 8:00 PM. Vocalist Jamie O’Reilly performs an evening of songs and stories honoring summer in the city. Writer, and space curator Sheila Donohue hosts. This Logan Square gem is located at 2850 1/2 W. Fullerton Ave in Chicago. Admission is $20. […]

Michael Smith sings Moby DickSaturday, Sept 7 at 7 PMWishbone North3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IlAdmission $20.  Advance tickets recommended.Get tickets via Paypal button here. The Wishbone concert will feature original songs inspired by the seminal American classic, setting the texts from Herman Melville’s novel as sea shanties, story-songs, ballads and anthems. Strong, swarthy, infectious, […]

Center Portion Presents A Summer Solstice SalonFriday, June 21 at 8:00 PM Jamie O’Reilly, vocalswith John Erickson, pianoand Sheila Donohue, readingCenter Portion2850 1/2 West FullertonChicago, IlTickets $20. (Paypal below)Limited Seating.  Reservations: roots@jamieoreilly.com; call 773.203.7661More: http://www.centerportion.com/   ticket one ticket $20.00 USD2 tickets $40.00 USD3 tickets $60.00 USD4 tickets $80.00 USD A Voice for the Soul […]

WHO AM I THIS TIME? “A Voice for the Soul of the City” Jamie’s Next Chapter Summer starts for me with a new start. I will launch a redesigned website on June 2.  Its focus will be on my singing and writing.  We’ll feature a streamlined menu.  An enhanced blog.  New photos taken by the […]

Limited Edition CD album! Michael Peter Smith’s Fifteen Songs from Moby Dick features original songs inspired by the seminal American classic, setting the texts from Herman Melville’s novel as sea shanties, story-songs, ballads and anthems.  Strong, swarthy, infectious, and infused with Smith’s signature poignant melodies, the songs of Moby Dick are reminiscent of 19th century […]

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, yet. Spring is a cruel companion this year, taking you from us.  Then […]

2019! I am thrilled to revisit the lovely songs I first sang when I was coming up as a voice student, and went on to sing for concerts, tributes and special cultural series throughout the Chicago area!  I’m calling these the SONGBIRD songs. Accompanied by piano. More. Jamie presents music is by folk and art […]

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 hats go on.  Grandpa Tom and Uncle Paul with HIS grandson David, visiting from London, head out with the […]