“Without you Chicago would be bereft!” Rick Kogan, WGN Radio 720 am Here an excerpt as Rick interviews musicians John Devens and Jamie O’Reilly join the conversation in the studio to talk about the upcoming season on Concerts at the Castle, a series of concerts at the Givins Beverly Castle and Jamie gets ready for […]

His Eye is on the Sparrow While the snow covered Lake Shore Drive and we talked about going to war, Studs sang me Eye on the Sparrow—Mahalia’s song. “You should sing that.” (from Jamie’s blog 11.1.2008) I had an animated discussion with some of my family last weekend, initiated by my asking what some of […]

Michael P.  Smith March – April Blog and E-newsletter The NEW CD The Selfish Giant Songs of a Catholic Childhood, Chief O’Neill’s Pub, Mar 5 New Jersey Mar 20-21-22 Anne Hills concert April 18 Moby Dick project at the MCA   A note from Jamie O’Reilly Michael completed the run of The Selfish Giant on Sunday, and is moving this […]

  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 […]

Holiday Concerts listing Old Man Dancing CD review How did you like the Michael’s CD?  Post a review on CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelpetersmith More below about Songs of a Catholic Childhood CD release Follow Michael Smith, Songwriter on FACEBOOK Canada Tour November 21 – December 14 Michael with John McDermott Michael is touring from Saskatchewan to […]

“Together Smith and O’Reilly have created a two-hour song tribute to the American Catholic Experience”. Songlist from Songs of a Catholic Childhood               Comments about our “hit” showcase: “Gorgeous, glorious, heart-breaking/warming/stopping, tears of laughter and sorrow performance last night! Would not have missed it for the world.  So many, […]

Peat smoked shrimp, Shepherd’s Pie with veal, Penne Pasta with Stilton cheese in the sauce, Flourless chocolate tart with raspberry sauce and Frangelica whipped cream? Foods of our Catholic childhoods – tuna casserole and fish sticks – NOT! Chef Alan Lake, and the folks at Chief O’Neill’s “four forks” pub and restaurant, created a special pre […]