“I am fire,” he replied. “I love your solitude, I love your pride.” “Myself I long for love and light. But must it come so cruel, so bright?” Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reillybreathe fire into Leonard Cohen’s mystical masterpiece.(Live on WFMT Radio’s Folkstage. From their production of Scarlet Confessions). With Anne Hills and Paul Amandes […]
Jamie’s “In Old Chicago” song demo is now mastered! A CD with 5 songs from my new show will be available to venues, media and my fans this December. Parts of it will be the soundtrack for a music video I’m making this winter. Thanks to Mary Mazurek, engineer at WFMT. And thanks to Michael […]
Pictured “Eileen Dhu’- Dorothy (Nell) O’Reilly TuckerPublished early 1900s JOLIETA child came fresh from the prairies Where the clean-faced sun comes leaping o’er the mesas, Drawing a veil of mystery over the sage-brush And gilding the horns of the cattle; Came to live, for a while, in a mill-town. This was the town; First were […]
A note from Jamie O’Reilly
June was a kick. I launched my new website, sang a steamy Solstice concert, and wrote my first essays on my new blog.
The singer’s life: folly or fairytale? “All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.” (Willa Cather, Song of the Lark) I came to my Summer Solstice concert last Friday […]
I am a singer. “When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.” (Willa Cather, Song of the Lark) The Early Years: The Fine Arts BuildingMy first job in Chicago […]
Center Portion Presents A Summer Solstice SalonFriday, June 21 at 8:00 PM Jamie O’Reilly, vocalswith John Erickson, pianoand Sheila Donohue, readingCenter Portion2850 1/2 West FullertonChicago, IlTickets $20. (Paypal below)Limited Seating. Reservations: email@example.com; call 773.203.7661More: http://www.centerportion.com/ ticket one ticket $20.00 USD2 tickets $40.00 USD3 tickets $60.00 USD4 tickets $80.00 USD A Voice for the Soul […]
2019! I am thrilled to revisit the lovely songs I first sang when I was coming up as a voice student, and went on to sing for concerts, tributes and special cultural series throughout the Chicago area! I’m calling these the SONGBIRD songs. Accompanied by piano. More. Jamie presents music is by folk and art […]
A Note from Jamie February, 2019 This February morn, as a thaw soaks the street, and Chicago braces for more ice, and who-knows-what weather, I’ll be going out! Visiting new grandbaby Cosmo Angus Broz , born Jan 27 to Meg, Alex and sister Olive! And tomorrow, watching 10 month old Arlo, Nia and Casey’s little […]
Roots Salon at Wishbone North Presents A Harvest Home Salon featuring Jamie O’Reilly and Paul Amandes Sunday, Nov 18 at 7 PM Wishbone North 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il Admission $20. Advance tickets recommended. Jamie’s Ph 773.203.7661 for info. Get tickets via PayPal link (below), or email Jamie@jamieoreilly.com to send a check.