A note before reading. This website, and its contents: posts, history and reflections, are the domain of me, Jamie O’Reilly, a writer, performer, and friend of Michael’s. It is not a commercial or fan site. Nor do I act as agent, or handle his business affairs. Those roles will be his family’s to determine, now that he is gone. Please go to his personal website michaelpetersmith.com, for updates. If you choose to stay and read, please do so respectfully. It was my honor to know Michael and make beautiful art with him. We all miss him terribly. He is irreplaceable- jamie
Chicago Tribune Obituary by Rick Kogan
Chicago Sun Times Obituary Maureen O’Donnell
Chicago Reader by Mark Guarino
Singer John McDermott writes of Michael on his website.
He had this wonderful ability to lock eyes with all of us at once and touch our hearts with every word.
James Lee Stanley, American Songwriter Site
On the Genius and Friendship of Michael Smith