Listen to Jamie O’Reilly’s May Day previews Sunday April 27 at 11:15 am The Folks Show WNUR 89.3 FM AND the podcast on WGN Radio, from Sun Mar 23 with Rick Kogan on After Hours. “upon the barren arms of winter, a seasonal rite wakens the earth and fools the city into feeling an idyllic place.” […]

  Michael P. Smith, Songwriter March E-Newsletter Concerts, a Workshop, Flick Reunion       A note from Michael Oh man I’m getting to go to New Jersey for a while and visit with my pal Dave Jeffreys. I get to play a show in Brick, and to see what The Shore looks like now. Bracing myself a little. And […]

  A note from Michael Smith I’m looking forward to playing a Valentine’s Day gig with Jamie O’Reilly and Peter Swenson at Roots (see Roots) and to be playing at Stained Glass Coffeehouse in Deerfield on February 22nd. These are both venues that I’ve played before and can vouch for the great atmosphere at both. Peter […]

February 15, Roots Salon LOVESONGS Valentine’s Concert The Jamie O’Reilly Trio With Jamie O’Reilly, vocals Peter Swenson and Michael Smith, guitars Saturday, Feb 15 at 8 PM Roots Salon* About the Jamie O’Reilly (link)  Trio       Jamie O’Reilly Trio Willa Moore with Ron Scroggin opens $20 donation. Singles encouraged, no date required. Dessert and chocolates will be […]

    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 […]

 If you’d like to receive this newsletter as an email, please send a note to roots@jamieoreilly.com. JAMIE O’REILLY J. OREILLY PRODUCTIONS SPRING E-NEWS Return of the Salonniere Roots Salon reopening Upcoming shows April SONGS Patron’s Event with Robert McClory Songs-on-the-Road Raue Center show For Easter week.  The Holy City and Bells of St Mary’s. Jamie […]