Michael P. Smith Dates/November


A Note from Michael
I love playing gigs in Texas because the folks there are very lighthearted…hey, it hasn’t snowed thirty-one inches there for many a Halloween and it’s not likely to. Also I love driving for long distances, and going to Texas I can think about a song for hours and hours w/o doing anything else but steering and stopping to eat. “Barbara Dodd” is an east on Pennsylvania Turnpike tune, and “Donna From Mobile” was Route 10 leaving Florida. Subscribe to “My Drunk Kitchen” on Youtube, and tell them I sent you (in the middle of the night I’m laughing so out loud). Also read “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen (I cried at the end). This is good advice, friends, and who else will tell you this stuff? OK bye.

Please check the website of the venues for updates. Also see calender on michaelsmithmusic.com and below  NOVEMBER



Fri Nov. 4, 8:00 pm
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
Northpark Presbyterian Church
9555 N. Central Exp
Dallas, TX
PH (214) 363-0044

Sat Nov 5, 7:30 pm
Habitat House
Host Selia Qynn
10037 Hazelhurst Houston
PH 281.772.7100

Sat Nov 12, 5 pm
Michael at the Rice Festival (sold out)
Fischer Hall stage
Cabin 10 Inc
Fischer, TX
PH 830.739.6986

Sun Nov 13, 7:00 pm
Barker House Concerts
Legion Hall
MoPac & 5th
(Missouri-Pacific Hwy,
a/k/a “Loop 1)
Austin, TX
PH 512.327.7622


Michael in Chicago

Friday, Nov 18, 10-12 PM
Michael Smith, solo
Uncommon Ground on Devon
1401 W Devon, Chicago, IL 60660
PH: 773.465-9801
$15. Cover
Dinner Reservations in the Music Room Guarantee Seating


Sunday, Nov 20,  7:30 PM
Michael Smith, Solo
$15 donation
Anita Silvert Northern Suburban Bliss Manor House Concert
Address given upon RSVP to anita613@gmail.com
PH 847-714-9765


October E-News

“Amazing keynote address, songwriting talk and performances at FARM last weekend. I was moved to tears, enlightened and reinvigorated. Thank you.”  (Scott, a fan)

Michael backstage at Mayne Stage

A Note from Michael:
I did some interesting gigs in the past few weeks: I played the People’s Church on Lawrence, which I like doing ’cause they don’t have a sound system and I get to sing loud. Jamie O’Reilly and I were in Rogers Park, doing a show called Songs Of A Catholic Childhood. I’ve never played to a roomful of Catholics before, except for some short gigs as an altar boy, and it was a gas. Anne Hills and I went to Fennville, Michigan, a lovely restaurant and music place, where I read yet another biography of Phil Spector, about whom I have a song on my next CD. Anne’s mom is a lovely person, I should be writing a song about her instead of Phil Spector. I gave the keynote address at FARM, a big deal for me, and didn’t faint. Did I tell you I have a next CD? Working title: Have I Stayed Too Long At The Zayre? I’ll keep mentioning the name of the album until somebody says: Oh, too cool.


Michael P. Smith, October Dates

Sunday, Oct 9 2 PM
Michael and Jamie O’Reilly in
PASIONES: Songs of the Spanish Civil War
Presented by portoluz.org, WPA 2.0 Brand New Deal Series
SPACE 1245 Chicago Av, Evanston, IL
PH 847.492.8860; evanstonspace.com
Followed by Las Guitarras de Espana at 3:15 PM
More about Pasiones here

Sunday, Oct 16, 3 PM
Michael with Weavermania
Woodstock Folk Festival Concert
Unitarian Church of Woodstock, 221 Dean St, Woodstock, IL
PH 815.338.4245; cucw.org (venue)

Wednesday, Oct 19 8 PM
Michael with Jim Post
Tribute to the Amazing Grace Coffeehouse
SPACE 1245 Chicago, Evanston, IL
PH 847.492.8860; evanstonspace.com

Saturday, Oct 29, 7:30 PM
Michael with Weavermania
Maple St Chapel, 200 North Main Street Lombard, IL
PH 630.627.0171 ext 2; folk.maplestreetchapel.org


Have a venue or performance series in mind?
Contact Jamie O’Reilly, Booking/Promotion
jamie@jamieoreilly.com; 773.203.7661 PH/Text

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