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 […]

Michael P. Smith January, 2019 Enews & Blog View this blog as an online newsletter here:     Things I learned (or knew already) for this New Year: That I re-learn the same things over and over before they “take”.  And they often never “take”, as you can’t learn everything in one life. Well, […]

Save-the-date for Special Night of Romantic Songs in the afterglow of the Valentine holiday!  Roots Salon at Wishbone Presents LOVE’S SWEET SONG A Valentine Salon featuring Anne Hills with Jamie O’Reilly, and John Erickson on piano  Friday, Feb 15 at 7 PM Wishbone North 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il  Admission $20.  Advance tickets recommended.  Jamie’s […]

A Note from Jamie Thanksgiving, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family. Goin’ Home…This blog has a few stories from my childhood and a look ahead at today. It certainly shows me that we’ve come full circle, and sometimes we really can go home again. Wishing you peace. You can read this in newsletter format […]

Happy Halloween single on CD Baby. Listen to Portrait of Isabel, by Michael Smith inspired by Shirley Jackson With Jamie O’Reilly, lead vocal Meg Broz, Nia O’Reilly Amandes, Sarah Chang on harmonies. Bob Weber, cello Peter Swenson and Michael Smith, guitars Al Ehrich, bass Recorded at Roots Salon Now on CD Baby