ENEWS May 22, 2012 A Note from Michael Rehearsals for Eastland continue apace, and I am learning, 1: it’s not so easy to be a real actor, and 2: that there are some serious composers out there. Previews June 6th. Also looking forward to Thursday night at Fitzgerald’s with the Lovely Potatoes and the lovely […]

SPRING SHOWCASE Sunday April 15 at 7:30 PM Listen for Jamie & Michael on Brian Noonan’s radio show, WGN Radio 720 Am. LISTEN TO INTERVIEWS AT LINKS BELOW April 1, 2012 Jamie O’Reilly appears on  WGN Radio The Sunday Papers, with Rick Kogan. Rick plays her version of Song of Bernadette. Listen here: http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/sundaypapers/wgnam-kogan-120401-jamie-oreilly-michael-smith-songs-catholic-childhood,0,6139732.mp3file *** […]

Peat smoked shrimp, Shepherd’s Pie with veal, Penne Pasta with Stilton cheese in the sauce, Flourless chocolate tart with raspberry sauce and Frangelica whipped cream? Foods of our Catholic childhoods – tuna casserole and fish sticks – NOT! Chef Alan Lake, and the folks at Chief O’Neill’s “four forks” pub and restaurant, created a special pre […]

          “My plane geometry teacher at Passaic Valley, the unforgettable Mr. Werner, used to say that there’s no way to describe a spiral verbally, you always wind up having to whirl your finger around. “ (On Songwriting, Feb. Blog post, michaelsmithmusic.com) *** Michael interview in Lake Forester/Pioneer Press, in print. And […]

Little Falls, NJ  – Winter, 1948 A Note from Michael It’s occurred to me lately that the Blessings Apparent of Christmas gradually change throughout one’s life. When I was seven it was that the Lionels came out of their boxes.When I was in eighth grade Christmas was the big plaid flannel shirts my godmother Kay […]

A Note from Michael Smith August 17, 2011 Dear friends, Interesting times, politically and personally. Lots of new things…just back from Colorado with Weavermania, sang a duet on a good friend’s recent release, finishing up a new recording of my own, landed a beefy part in a new musical at a major theater, a NEW […]