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 […]

Jamie O’Reilly WinterSong Voices of Roots Salon, Volume I This 13 track compilation CD, released in time for the holidays, features Jamie’s warm soprano on a lush collection of live and studio recordings, with musical accompaniment by her gifted musical friends. WinterSong includes selections from the Jamie O’Reilly Trio, The Rogues, WFMT radio performances, and previously unreleased […]

MICHAEL P. SMITH NOVEMBER E-NEWS “At five o’clock the streets are dark Across the empty bandstand in the park And then I miss you most Miss you with the ache of long-lost things Of sunburnt arms and garden swings… November Twilight, must you stay” (I loved that lyric when I was fifteen, still do. Julie London […]

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 […]

RootsFest 5: “Come & Get Your Love” Sat Aug 16 from 6 – 10 PM. Annual Backyard Music Party* at Roots Salon in Lincoln Square Jamie’s private address. Call 773-203-7661; email: roots@jamieoreilly.com! $12 advance.  $15 gate (*donation/annual fundraiser) $60 Member card alone. Card and admission $65. We have beer, lemonade and iced tea.  Bring chairs […]

  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 […]

    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 […]

  Michael Smith, Songwriter Summer Performances June, July, August “Michael Smith, a truly remarkable songwriter, teaches his craft to a roomful of students at a songwriting workshop in The Studios at SPACE. After the class, he performed his gorgeous, intricate, and often hilarious songs to a sold out crowd. An incredible night with this gifted […]