Jamie O. July Enews & Essays

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.

Barter, by Sara Teasdale, 1917
published in Silver Pennies, 1925

You can read this Enews as an online newsletter.

A note from Jamie O’Reilly
June was a kick. I launched my new website, sang a steamy Solstice concert, and wrote my first essays on my new blog. Links to the blogs are below. Make em your summer reading!

As for July…Last night I recorded songs from my Love’s Sweet Song set at WFMT’s Levin Studio, accompanied by John Erickson on piano. Our engineer was the fabulous Mary Mazurek. Will be mixing those songs this month. We’ll see what comes. Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 14 you can hear me chat on WGN radio with my buddy Rick Kogan, and musician John Devens. I’ll be singing in Beverly on July 20, at Givins Castle, a wonderful venue John is booking. Anne Hills and Michael Smith will be on that gig which is a benefit for the series. The next day, July 21, the Woodstock Folk Festival honors Anne with a Lifetime Achievement Award. I’ll be there. Come on out!

Sun July 14 9 PM – 11 PM
After Hours with Rick Kogan
WGN RADIO 720 am
Jamie joins John Devens for a Sunday night chat with Rick Kogan
Listen online, we’re in the first 30 min. at https://wgnradio.com/2019/07/14/after-hours-w-rick-kogan-full-show-07-14-19-castle-benefit-concert-author-malayna-evans-and-her-new-book-and-a-chicago-live-reunion/

Castle Concerts

Sat July 20 at 7:00 pm
Givins Beverly Castle
10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60643
Donation: $35 (includes refreshments)
Performers include Michael P. Smith, Larry Gray, Anne Hills,
John and Julia Devens, and me, Jamie O’Reilly.

Sun July 21, noon to six
Woodstock Folk Festival
5:00 PM Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne Hills
(Special appearance by Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly)
“Woody” Award to our pals Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven
Woodstock Square
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

Read Jamie’s newest blogs

“My first job in Chicago was as a counter girl at the sweet shop in the old Chicago & Northwestern train station at Madison and Canal. A lie detector test was required to get hired, administered by a pasty faced guy in a blue polyester Andy-Frain like uniform, in a nondescript office suite somewhere in the Loop.”

From Jamie’s Blog: Song of the Lark, Call of the City

Blog. Objets Trouvés I. Verdigris. Found Objects.
A Blog series.

Blog. Why haven’t I heard of you?
The singer’s life: Folly or fairytale?

Blog. Song of the Lark, Call of the City
On my deciding to be a singer and discovering a beautiful city.

Photo credits:
Smiling Jamie 2019, Iwona Biedermann
Art Deco dish, Jamie photo
Jamie & John 2019: Siobhan LaGro
Jamie & Winifred, 1984 family photo
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