A Note from Michael

Mary51I always got nervous around the beginning of May when I was a kid because you had to get these flower crowns together for the statue of the Virgin Mary. Each student was assigned a day. The Virgin Mary was not about to wear the same flower crown two days in a row. My crowns were always very messy and fell apart while I was carrying them to school. I was always toting things to school and losing them on the way anyway, because you had to go through a kind of slum section of town and that was always exciting and eventful and definitely fostered losing stuff. Imagine walking home from school for lunch for a quick PB&J and then walking back and on the way back you’re trailing flowers. Oh, let’s all be grateful that it’s May but we don’t have get that crown ready for the BVM. Honest, Sister, I had it but I lost it on Langdon Street somewhere around Anthony De Finis’s house.


Michael Smith, Solo
Saturday,  April 26 at 8 PM
Listening Room at Twisted Q BBQ
2053 Ridge Rd
Homewood, IL 60430
PH: 708-957-8899
Contact/Series Producer: Dave Rudolf
Email: drudolf5500@sbcglobal.net



May Day sm14Michael and ensemble
Saturday, May 3 at 7 PM
May Day at St. John’s
featuring Michael Smith, Jamie O’Reilly
and Songs of a Catholic Childhood
3857 N Kostner
Chicago, Il
PH: 773-203-7661roots@jamieoreilly.com

Saturday, May 10 at 8 PM
The Stone House Concerts
(a private residence in Palmer Park)
Hosted by Sigrid Christenson
Detroit,  MI
Email: stonehouseconcerts@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108765312377/

Michael Smith Songwriter’s EVENT 

May 12 at 7 pm
“in the Round” at Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon, Chicago, Il
Admission is $7.
Hosted by Sue Fink with Mark Dvorak, Linda Marie Smith
Seating can be ensured a dinner reservation.
PH: 773 465 9801; www.uncommonground.com


Michael Smith California

Saturday, May 17 at 7:30
(Erin Inglish opens)
The Living Tradition
Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St, Anaheim, CA
PH: 714-955-3807; E: concerts@thelivingtradition.org

Michael Smith, Solo
Sunday, May 18 at 7 PM
dark thirty concerts
11132 Pinehurst DR.
Lakeside, CA 92040
PH: 619-443-9622
Email: jimmyduke@cox.net

Tuesday, May 27 (time tba)
Threadgill Theater
Kerrville, TX



Michael Smith, Solo
Friday, June 20 at 7 PM
Woodwalk Concert Series
Hosted by Jeanne Kuhns
Woodwalk Gallery
6746 County Road G, (between Carlsville & Egg Harbor)
Door County, WI
PH: 920-495-2928; Email: jeanne.kuhns@yahoo.com




Michael with Jamie O’Reilly & Friends
Sat Aug 16 5:30 PM-10 PM
Jamie O’Reilly’s RootsFest 
(backyard music fest in Lincoln Square, call for address)
PH 773.203.7661; roots@jamieoreilly.com
Michael Solo 
Sat Sept 6 at 9 PM
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL  60613
PH 773.929.3680


Fri Sept 12 at 8 PM
Front Porch Music

505 E. Lincolnway

Valparaiso, IN 46383
Host, Chad Clifford PH: 219.464.4700