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.
Read this as an e-newsletter here. “You and Michael created something deep and magical, as you always do. The audience is so engaged. A really wonderful night of art and community. Two great tastes that taste great together! Everybody is happy! Yay! Thanks for doing what you do. It makes life better.” Miki GreenbergProducer, Composer […]
SOLD OUT TONIGHT! thanks, Chicago. Special St. Pat’s Music Special! Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood The Age of Reason with Jamie O’Reilly, Michael Smith with Al Ehrich on bass. Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 PM Wishbone North Restaurant (main dining room) 3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL $20 *advance/$22 at the door (Food […]
A Note from Michael When I was in my teens I would often buy recordings (45’s) if the design of the label caught my eye (!?!). I liked the way the Coral Records label looked, and so one steamy July I bought a 45 called The Train Kept A-Rollin’, played and sung by The Johnny Burnette […]