Michael Smith – New Year’s Note – Schedule Jan/Feb

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Thoughts from West Early,
A Note from Michael
Jamie and I have done a recent Catholic Childhood thing and have another one coming up. So I’m reminded that our past is simultaneously an incredible distance and really not that far away. We’re carrying it everywhere with us, and sometimes it’s a beautiful pleasure to do that and sometimes it’s a big problem. People will talk to me about their sense of nostalgia being entwined with music, and boy, do I relate.

Isn’t it wonderful to live in a time when you can hear all your favorite songs at a moment’s notice? All that evidence in three minutes: little bit of Heaven and Hell right here on Earth. Other people’s favorites usually leave me cold, and so I must assume that’s true for all of you out there but I’ll take a chance and recommend “Teardrops” by Lee Andrews and the Hearts. What have you got to lose?


Songs of a Catholic Childhood, new CD online!
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Hear samples of the stories and songs. http://cdbaby.com/cd/jamieoreilly4

“What a beautiful duet — THANK YOU for brightening a damp,
chill, gray Saturday. Hosanna!  indeed” – Dave J.

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Old Man Dancing, Michael’s new solo CD



Fri Jan 11 at 7 PM
Glenn Elvig’s Creek House Concerts
St. Paul, MINN
Reservation only – call for address
PH 651.633.5353; Email: glenn@elvig.com

Sat Jan 12 at 7 PM
Black Hawk Folk Society
Concert address is Mountain View Community Center
N3137 21st Lane
Mt. Morris, WI
(just off Highway 152, south of Mt. Morris)
Info PH 920.295.0385;  Email/Betty: trowbridgeb@yahoo.com
Pot luck supper before the concert at 6 PM



Saturday Feb 9 at 7:00 PM; Sunday Feb 10 at 3 PM
The Poetry Foundation presents “Poetry in Music”
Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly with Peter Swenson
“And the Poet Sang: The Heart’s Place”
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL  60664
Admission is free
Phone/Website: 312.787.7070; http://poetryfoundation.org

Michael and Jamie perform songs of love – love of place, heart and homeland. Original song-settings of poems by luminaries ranging from Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, and F. Garcia Lorca to essayist Ann Carson, and the work of the ancient Irish and Chinese are among the selections.

Original material from folk cabarets Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish Civil War and Hello Dali: From the Sublime to the Surreal, is also featured.


Saturday, Feb 16 at 8:00 PM
Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152
Tickets PH 734.464.6302; tickets@trinityhousetheatre.or


Michael Smith House Concert
Sun Feb 17 at 7 PM
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Doug (Keith) Burton

Please call to reserve a seat
Email: kburton66@yahoo.com

PH 812 725 3611


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