On Sept 26, 2020 Anne Hills, Jamie O’Reilly, Paul Amandes, and pianist John Erickson performed a concert, recorded at the Hinsdale Unitarian Church, honoring the musical life of their friend, the beloved singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith, who died on August 3 of this year.
Produced, hosted and engineered by Rich Warren for Folkstage, a program of cultural icon WFMT Fine Arts Radio, the concert was in two sets. The first portion was recorded, and videotaped by Randy Styka, for a special audience, the audio to be aired on radio at a later date. The audio of the first set follows here. The second set follows on a separate blog page.
Hear the audio of that set.
Songs selections: Rose of Sharon, Soon Enough, I Brought My Father With Me. Every town, This One’s a Dreamer.
Music and lyrics of the selections were all written by Michael Smith, with the exception of This One’s a Dreamer, which has lyrics by the late Canadian songwriter Norm Hacking, and music by Michael.
Anne Hills, vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jamie O’Reilly, vocals
Paul Amandes, vocals. guitar
John B. Erickson, piano
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Michael Peter Smith michaelpetersmith.com
Jamie O’Reilly jamieoreilly.com
Anne Hills annehills.com
Paul Amandes https://www.colum.edu/academics/faculty/detail/paul-amandes.html
John Erickson https://www.johnericksonpiano.com/bio