Michael P. Smith blog, more Oct/Nov ’19 gigs

Read this as an Enewsletter. https://mailchi.mp/35e7e7f65689/michael-smith-songwriter-july-concerts-festivals-website-updates-2385589

When the sun was low and the air was cool,
Stopping to club the walnut tree
Standing leafless against a flaming west.
Now, the smell of the autumn smoke,
And the dropping acorns,
And the echoes about the vales
Bring dreams of life. They hover over me.
They question me…”

(from Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology)

A Note From Michael

The official beginning of old-fogey-ness would be when you don’t want to dress up for Hallowe’en anymore…so I’m there now, alas, but there is always the beautiful book October Country by Ray Bradbury to get me into that late October mood. November Twilight by Julie London captures a little of what’s in store, but things are getting pretty businesslike by the time November rolls around, especially in Chicago. I’m doing Lamb’s Retreat AND the Acoustic Renaissance series, AND the Lake County Folk Club, all in November, so I feel pretty grateful enough for Thanksgiving. Check out michaelpetersmith.com for the dates; that’s where I go to remind myself, otherwise I’d just lay around till Christmas, and not dress up for that either. Supposedly John Lennon was so nearsighted he thought an outdoor Nativity scene was a dice game outside the church. Bless you, John.

Michigan
Songwriters Retreat
Thurs Oct 31, 2019 thru Sun Nov 3, 2019
25th Annual Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters
At Birchwood Inn
7291 S. Lakeshore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI
Directed by John D. Lamb; Anne Hills appears as well.
Email: info@springfed.org
Ph: 248-589-3913
http://springfed.org/songwriters/

Illinois
November, 2019 

Sat Nov 9, 2019 8 PM
Acoustic Renaissance Concert
Hinsdale Unitarian Church
11 West Maple
Hinsdale, IL
http://acousticren.com/

Sun Nov 17, 2019 7 PM
Michael Smith at the Lake County Folk Club
With opening act Grease Fire Rangers
Grayslake Village Hall
164 Hawley Street, Grayslake IL 60030
https://thelakecountyfolkclub.org/nov-concert.html

Save-the-date for Michael and Anne Hills
at Givins Castle Concert Dec 14 2019

Link.

Siever’s from Spoon River Anthology

Siever’s
Lyrics by Edgar Lee Masters
Music by Michael P. Smith
Arrangement by Peter Swenson
Private recording, 2016
ASCAP © Michael P. Smith

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