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Jamie writes about the new Hemingway film series on PBS. The writer’s legacy, and the power of masterful literature on our psychic reality.
Songs and stories of Chicago’s vibrant early 20c history — its people and neighborhoods, rich with arts, culture and feisty activists, are told, and sung about, by singer/writer Jamie O’Reilly “A Voice for the Soul of the City.”
Jamie’s thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Song for St. Patrick’s Day. And return to Ireland.
Michael, Anne, Jamie & Pail sing Crazy Mary
Welcome to this new feature! As of 9/20 my blog will have a new feature Song Notes, the stories and audio recordings of songs Michael wrote for me and/or performed with me. “To all of you who think you know meYou think you know my heartYou see me in cafes and thinkThat’s all there is […]
A note before reading. This website, and its contents: posts, history and reflections, are the domain of me, Jamie O’Reilly, a writer, performer, and friend of Michael’s. It is not a commercial or fan site. Nor do I act as agent, or handle his business affairs. Those roles will be his family’s to determine, now […]
Our CD is on CD Baby.com
My In Old Chicago concert scheduled for Feb 1 at the Givins Castle will be rescheduled due to a death in the family. I lost my beloved sister Beth Ann Jane 17. Thank you for your support in this difficult time.
Jamie’s “In Old Chicago” song demo is now mastered! A CD with 5 songs from my new show will be available to venues, media and my fans this December. Parts of it will be the soundtrack for a music video I’m making this winter. Thanks to Mary Mazurek, engineer at WFMT. And thanks to Michael […]