Michael P. Smith E-News March, April, May…

 

If you’re walking up and down these alleys
take your rosary
underneath these churchyards miners died.
So long the Mass today
gonna be a hot Sunday get away.
Don’t you wish that you could stay here?
Well, well, well could this be Helen and Gene’s son?
Well he sure has grown
Yeah, he sure has grown.
(Listen Michael Smith-Sure Has Grown © Bird Ave, ASCAP)

 

MARCH-APRIL-MAY E-NEWS
Michael P. Smith, Songwriter

Hello from Jamie

It’s Tuesday, March 6.  Michael’s on the road in Vermont. Then he heads to California.
This is a red-letter year for one of our finest songwriters and top-notch performers. His calendar is filling up, with only a few weekend dates left open in 2012!

There is a new recording coming from Michael. In the meantime, are you collecting Michael recordings? Check out some special vinyl recordings are on sale here http://michaelpetersmith.com/vinyl-order.shtml

Thanks to all of you who have welcomed him back to your venue, or are booking him for the first time.  And to his loyal followers. Let me know if YOU have a venue in mind where you’d like to hear Michael, we’ll look into it. There’s more Michael news below…

-jamie

Michael talks about his next CD
http://lakeforest.suntimes.com/entertainment/10626802-421/michael-smith-still-in-high-creative-gear.html

Smith’s first love is still his music: ‘In truth, it is only in the last 10, 15 years that I have come to understand how precious it is, the chance to create,’ he said. ‘One is lucky to get to write songs and luckier still to make a living this way.’ (Lake Forester Sun Times)

 

Upcoming Highlights of 2012

April 19, 22, 26 brings the Spring Showcase of Songs of a Catholic Childhood in Chicago. Plan a trip to Chicago and come to the dinner-theater at Chief O’Neill’s, one of the city’s most venerable pubs. Read more here/hear more.

May, June and July Michael appears in Eastland, a play with music at Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago.

August – November, 2012 he will tour as a solo in over 13 states. Appearances include two nights in “And the Poet Sang”, Poetry Foundation, Sept 14/15, Blair Thomas‘ Moby Dick on September 18. Return of Songs of a Catholic Childhood.  Dates with Anne Hills.

November 1, 2, 3, 4 it’s a return to Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters in Upper Michigan.

Michael finishes the year touring with The John McDermott Trio with John McDermott and Jason Fowler, with over 16 concerts in Canada, from Ontario to Saskatchewan.
Dates posted below, scroll down.  Read more: http://johnmcdermott.com

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May

Michael is appearing in a play and in rehearsals. He will perform at a few
select locales on a few off nights and evenings.

MICHIGAN
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3-4 & 5-6 pm two sets
West Bloomfield Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323
Information PH 248.851.0463;
Email kaufmanL@dteenergy.com
http://www.wblib.org

Evening House Concert
Sunday May 20, 2012
8 PM
Detroit, MI
Host and Performer Sigrid Christensen opens
Call for address 313-345-1225
website www.stonehouseconcerts.com

Michael Smith with Small Potatoes
Thursday, May 24
8:00 PM
The Side Bar
Fitzgerald’s
6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL
fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

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MORE SHOWS

Michael with the John McDermott Trio, or as Special Guest with John McDermott, dates in Oct, Nov. Dec, 2012, more TBA

Friday Oct 5             Cobourg, ON
Park Playhouse & Performing Arts Centre
7:30 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Saturday Oct 6             Oshawa, ON
Regent Theatre
7:30 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Saturday Nov 10      Nepean Ontario
3 P.M.
Remembrance Day Tribute to our  Veterans
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Wednesday, Nov 21
Weyburn Saskatchewan
Weyburn Comprehensive

7:30 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Friday, Nov 23             Lloydminster Saskatchewan
Vil Juba Theatre 7:30 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Saturday, Nov 24             Drayton Valley, Alberta
Max Theatre 4801-43rd Street
8 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Thursday, Nov 29    Cold Lake, Alberta
Cold Lake HS
8 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Friday, Nov 30    Westlock, Alberta.
Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre
8 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Saturday, Dec 1             Vermillion, Alberta
Alumni Hall Theatre
8 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Thursday, Dec 6   Port Hope, ON
Capitol Theatre 7:30 P.M.
Christmas Memories
Special Guest Michael Peter Smith

Friday, Dec 7     Newmarket, ON
Newmarket Theatre
7:30 P.M.
Christmas Memories
Special Guest Michael Peter Smith

Saturday, Dec 8   Regina Saskatchewan
Casino Regina Show Lounge
8:30 P.M.
John McDermott, Jason Fowler & Michael Peter Smith

Sunday, Dec 9   St. Catherines, ON
Brock University
3 P.M.
Christmas Memories
Special Guest Michael Peter Smith

Tuesday, Dec 11      Brantford Ontario
Sanderson Centre or the Performing Arts
2 P.M. Matinee
Christmas Memories
Special Guest Michael Peter Smith

Sunday, Dec 16             Toronto, Ontario
A Family Christmas
Koerner Hall
7:30 P.M.
Special Guest Michael Peter Smith

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Michael’s Website michaelsmithmusic.com

Weekly updates Michael P. Smith Songwriter FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-P-Smith-Songwriter/183138915078615

Archive of other shows:

Michael Smith March Performances

Vermont
Wed  March 7
8:30 PM
Good Times Cafe
Route 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461
PH: 802.482.4444
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Times-Cafe/141214062654645

New York State
Friday, March 9
7:30 PM
House Concert
Hosts: The Perrins
Scotia, New York
E: folkiedan@msn.com http://sites.google.com/site/folkiedan/

Vermont
Saturday, March 10
7:30 PM
Hosted by Todd Tyson
Tunbridge Town Hall
Tunbridge, VT
PH 802.431.3433 http://www.mtnfolk.org/shows/

Vermont
Sunday, March 11
4:00 PM
House Concert
Host Tom Kennedy
Winooski, VT 05404
RSVP PH 802.735.5359

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California Tour

Wed, March 21
7:00 PM
Tales from the Tavern
Host Ron Colone
The Maverick Saloon
3687 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA
PH 805.688.1375 http://www.talesfromthetavern.com

Sat March 24
8:00 PM
St. Matt’s After Dark Series
Venue:  St Matthew’s Church
1111 Town & Country Rd.
Orange, CA
PH 714.792.3964 http://www.saint-matthew.org/hap/afterdark.php

Sunday, March 25
7:30 PM
Dark Thirty House Concerts
Host Jimmy Duke
11132 Pinehurst DR
Lakeside, CA 92040
PH 619.443.9622 http://www.darkthirty.com/

Tuesday, March 27|
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
8 – 10 PM
Host Bob Stane
$18
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA  91001
PH 626.798.6236
www.coffeegallery.com

Saturday, March 31
8:00 PM
CalTech Folk Society
Beckman Institute Auditorium (building 74 on the map).
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tickets obtained from the Caltech Ticket Office
PH 626.395.4652 http://folkmusic.caltech.edu

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April Performances

Chicago, Illinois
Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly
Songs of a Catholic Childhood Spring Showcase
Thursday April 19, 7 pm
Sunday April 22 – 2 shows, 4 pm & 7 pm
Thursday April 26, 7 pm
3471 N. Elston Chicago, Il
Cover charge  $20
Special dinner and dessert packages
Reservations required.
PH: 773.583.3066
www.chiefoneillspub.com

 

For Bookings
Contact Jamie O’Reilly
Booking/Promotion jamie@jamieoreilly.com;
773.203.7661 PH/Text

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