Jamie O’Reilly ~ June E-News, Roots with Michael, Iwona collaboration, Olive


Welcome, summer.  

June E-News.   Holy Cow!  The Times They Are a Changin’. This June 25, join me for the Roots Salon Summer Soiree, the first solstice concert in my new, old vintage apartment in Rogers Park/Edgewater.  Featured performer is Michael Smith.  He’ll be talking favorite songs (Jamaica Farewell, Save the Last Dance), the inspiration for his classic tunes (Demon Lover, The Dutchman), telling us his canny tricks for navigating the guitar, and singing his own songs, as only he can.It will be quite an evening.  Hope to see you.  Coming soon, a new look and website for Jamie O’Reilly and Roots Salon.  Stay tuned! 

Reserve Roots Salon seats here now!
FAMILY NOTES. Looking out & ahead.  After those wonderful concerts with Peter Swenson in March, I took a little time off. I’ll soon be back in the swing of things, and setting up concerts for the fall.My Grandbaby Olive’s year and a half mark is next month. We’ve had a delightful time in my treehouse of a home: hearing the birds, looking for bunnies in the grass, and barking with the dogs in the alley below. I love singing with her and watching her grow.

She is sweet, smart, sure and wild. Daughter Meg finishes up another successful school year this week camping with forty-one 7th graders. Son-in-law Alex, Meg and Olive will take a trip to Alaska with his family, Bob, Judy and Ethan, in July. Daughter

Nia said good-bye to her job at SPACE in December. She is now a senior graphics designer for concert powerhouse Live Nation. Working downtown is magical and fun. Nia, husband Casey, sister Meg, and cousin Michael, along with Lily Floeter received a standing ovation last week for their sung tribute to Prince at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

As for me, I’m in a new collaboration my long-time friend Iwona Biedermann. Next summer it’s a family trip to Ireland with me, at last!   – Jamie

Daisies in a milk bottle, photo Iwona Biedermann

Michael Smith poster by Nia O’Reilly Amandes

Michael photo by Kevin Viol

My Back Porch, Jamie photo by Iwona Biedermann

Olive photo by Meg Broz

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