On Sept 26, 2020, Anne Hills, Jamie O’Reilly, Paul Amandes, and pianist John Erickson performed a concert, recorded at the Hinsdale Unitarian Church, honoring the musical life of their friend, the beloved singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith, who died on August 3 of this year. Produced, hosted and engineered by Rich Warren for Folkstage, a program […]

Welcome to this new feature! As of 9/20 my blog will have a new feature Song Notes, the stories and audio recordings of songs Michael wrote for me and/or performed with me. “To all of you who think you know meYou think you know my heartYou see me in cafes and thinkThat’s all there is […]

In MemoriamMichael Peter SmithBorn September 7, 1941Died August 3, 2020 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 […]

Song Notes from Jamie O’ReillyMy blog will have this new feature: Song Notes, the stories and audio recordings of songs Michael wrote for me and/or performed with me. Michael P. Smith’s ethereal ballad,sung by Jamie O’Reilly with Miriam Sturm, violin This musical gem, from Michael and Jamie’s The Gift of the Magi album,features Jamie O’Reilly […]

Moby Dick 9/7 concert, and more. All events on the events pages, too.Michael appears early fall at Fox Valley, Folk Festival on WFMT, at Wishbone North, Edgar’s Place, and Fitzgerald’s, and does Lamb’s Songwriter’s Retreat Halloween weekend. Read more about Michael Peter Smith’s Fifteen Songs from Moby Dick. https://www.jamieoreilly.com/recordings/fifteen-songs-from-moby-dick/ RADIO CONCERTSat Aug 31, 2019 8 […]

UPDATE FOR TONIGHT OCT 13 SHOW! The restaurant does not handle music admission. Jamie will be at the door. There are some seats available. Please reserve ahead via Paypal link below to guarantee a seat. Or pay cash at the door.  We check this site only until 5:30 PM Sat.  If you reserve after, please […]