Michael Smith May E-News and Blog


A Note from Michael
This month I’m working with Blair Thomas, who is an interesting man and who has a very calm way of approaching his life and art. I’d love some of that to rub off on me and that’s one of the many reasons I’ll enjoy working with him again in “The Selfish Giant”. Plus it’s happening at his farm, though I always feel like Leo Gorcey when I’m out in the country. It’s a good month: I get to play at Chief O’Neills’ again and have some of that Shepherd’s Pie, which I trust they are featuring in any Heaven I’d care to wind up in. Speaking of Heaven, I wonder if the
Catholic Childhood show is getting me any indulgences? 


READ the Songs of a Catholic Childhood feature in The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, MI.



Northbrook, IL
Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 PM

Michael Solo Songwriter
Bliss Manor House Concert
Northbrook, IL
Hosted by Anita Silvert
Reservation required
PH: 847.714-9765
or E: anita613@gmail.com


Blair Thomas "Selfish Giant"


Lake Geneva, WI
Fri May 17 at 5 PM; Sat May 18 at 2 PM
Selfish Giant with Blair Thomas
Tiny Tempest Farm and Theater
W4355 Mohawk Road
Lake Geneva, WI
More at: blairthomas.org.
A plant sale will also be featured.





Chicago, IL
Wed, May 22 at 8 PM
Chief O’Neill’s Pub Presents
Songs of a Catholic Childhood”
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
and Peter Swenson
3471 North Elston Ave, Chicago, Il
$20 cover
Reserve by phone 773.203.7661: E: jamie@jamieoreilly.com
Voted one of the ten best Irish pubs!
Come for dinner, stay for the show.





Songwriting Workshop and Concert
Saturday, June 1
Workshop 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Concert at 7:30 PM
1245 Chicago, rear, Evanston, Il
$40 Workshop and concert
$20 Concert only
Limited seating – selling out.
More: evanstonspace.com



Glenview, IL
Tuesday June 11 at 7:00 PM

with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Have Book Will Travel Series kick-off:
“On the Road Again with a Song in My Heart”
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, Il
PH: 847.729.7500


Songs of a Catholic Childhood
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 PM
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Box Office: 815.356.9212;
Groups savings up to 20% off regular ticket prices.





Sunday, July 6
Michael Blair Thomas
“Selfish Giant”
The Acorn Theater
107 Generations Dr.
Three Oaks, MI
PH: 269.756.3879;
More at: blairthomas.org


New Music Series
Saturday July 13 8:00PM
Michael Smith, Songwriter Concert
The Listening Room at Twisted Q
Twisted Q BBQ
2053 Ridge Rd, Homewood, IL 60430
PH: 708.957.8899:


July 28 in Southwestern Michigan

Sunday, July 28 4:00PM
Jazz on a Summer’s Day Series
Michael with Jamie O’Reilly
“And the Poet Sang”
Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road
Lakeside, MI 49116



Coming in August Woodstock Off Square Music concert and workshop and more







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