Michael P. Smith July Gigs WisconsinDoor County, WISun July 7 at 7 PMFishstock Concert Music Series3127 County Road FFish Creek, WI 54212PH 414.659.1521http://www.fishstockmusic.com/door-county-concerts.shtml Wisconsin32nd annual Black Hawk Folk FestivalSat July 13 at 3:30 PMMt. Morris Town ParkCTH GMount Morris, WI 54982https://www.blackhawkfolk.org/festivalFACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/blackhawkfolk/ Chicago area Sat July 20 at 7:00 pmGivins Beverly Castle10244 S. Longwood Drive, […]

A Note From Michael One of the great things about this occupation is that now and again I get to spend a weekend in California, and this month I have a kind of quick and very active visit happening…I’m getting to see my pal Jimmy Duke and friends at Dark Thirty in Lakeside, where I’ve […]

Jamie & Roots Happy New Year & 2015 Preview Good-bye 2014.  Our Roots Member Night in November was a full house, with over 15 performers presenting original work, and a delicious selection of harvest dishes. Membership in Roots Salon, Season 2 is growing.  Grateful to a half-dozen or so generous patrons who make contributions to […]

MICHAEL P. SMITH SONGWRITER JULY ENEWS FALL PREVIEW On Independence Day, a note from Michael. For me July has always been a time for scary stuff. It’s when I had the most time to go to the South Orange library (next door) when I was a kid, and it’s when I discovered Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival, which is […]

    Cherry blossoms lose their bloom in the autumn You lost your cool in the fall You stumbled and you fell right down to the bottom Nobody cared at all But for me You would have stood there with egg on your face The bitter taste of old champagne Up to your neck in […]

  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 […]

  Saturday, April 27 at 8 PM And the Poet Sang: Songs of Spring with Michael Smith, Jamie O’Reilly & Peter Swenson and reading and singing  poetry:  Maureen Connolly, Willa Moore, Anne Schultz and Cecilie O’Reilly At: Roots Salon (private residence in Lincoln Square) $20 donation or-pay-what you can BYOB. Dessert will be served. Call […]