Michael Smith December E-News Concerts, CDs

Holiday Concerts listing
Old Man Dancing CD review
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Canada Tour
November 21 – December 14

Michael with John McDermott
Michael is touring from Saskatchewan to Alberta to Ontario:
With the Trio: John, Michael and Jason Fowler and
with John in a series of Christmas Memories concerts.

READ More: johnmcdermott.com




Chicago Concerts 

SONGS… December 19  & January 20

SNOW QUEEN December 22

Michael with Jamie O’Reilly

Songs of a Catholic Childhood
“Home for Christmas”
CD Release & Concert
Wednesday, December 19 AT 8 pm
Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant
3471 N. Elston Ave
Music Cover $20
Reservations PH: 773.583.3066
Dinner. Door prizes. Special guests.

Songs of a Catholic Childhood “Midwinter”
Sun Jan 20 at 3 PM
Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave
Tickets: $18-$25
PH: 847.492.8860

Michael performs The Snow Queen
Saturday, Dec 22  at 7 PM
WFMT presents Snow Queen
Old Town School of Folk Music
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave
PH: 773.728.6000

with Barbara Barrow, Linda M. Smith, Sue Demel and others


Now You Can Bring Michael’s Newest Recordings Home for the Holidays

Old Man Dancing
CD from Bird Avenue

Smith’s vivid and surprising imagination brings us another quirky
–and winning– cast of characters from true crime and pop culture.

Digital downloads!

“If “The Dutchman” was the only song Michael Smith ever wrote, I’d put him on my list of great songwriters. But Michael has consistently written many great songs over the past 40 years or so and cemented his place on the list many times over.

Some of the most recent examples of Michael’s great writing are on Old Man Dancing, his new CD and, once again, he uses the power of finely-crafted lyrics, elegant melodies and minimalist arrangements to draw the listener into a series of compelling story songs.”  (Mike Regensteif, http://frfb.blogspot.com/)

Read more


Coming December 15
The SONGS you remember in a heartfelt, liberating musical journey

Songs of a Catholic Childhood
with Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly
CD from J. O’Reilly Productions

When you started singing, and singing those songs just like I remembered them, something opened up. Something good from the past joined with the present and we went on the journey with you”. (Z. Keithley, writer)

Songs of a Catholic Childhood
Recorded before a live audience. Michael, the oldest of six in the working class Irish/Italian neighborhoods of post WW-II New Jersey, and Jamie, a Baby Boomer from a huge artistic family in a small Illinois town –  tell of life in parochial school, and sing solos and duets:
Bring Flowers of the Fairest, Sr. Clarissa, Pagan Children, Tantum Ergo, When Blossoms Flowered Mid the Snow, Mary’s Boychild, She Would Sing the Kerry Dances, Sure Has Grown, I Fell Out of Love With Sin Today, Holy City, Bells of St. Mary’s, I Brought My Father With Me, Transfiguration, Song of Bernadette, Vaya con Dios, more

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  1. I saw Michael perform tonight in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    He brought tears to my eyes as he sang the Dutchman. He brought laughter to my spirit as he told his stories. He offers deep wisdom that connects. Thank you!

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