Michael Smith sings Moby DickSaturday, Sept 7 at 7 PMWishbone North3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IlAdmission $20.  Advance tickets recommended.Get tickets via Paypal button here. The Wishbone concert will feature original songs inspired by the seminal American classic, setting the texts from Herman Melville’s novel as sea shanties, story-songs, ballads and anthems. Strong, swarthy, infectious, […]

“When songwriters talk about the occupation, the job, everybody’s different yet everyone’s the same. The unique part is how it’s verbalized. But the path is always the same…” Michael P. Smith “On Songwriting”. Michael’s thrilling storytelling tutorial on: favorite songs (Jamaica Farewell, Save the Last Dance, Lord Randall, I am the Walrus), the inspiration for […]

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 *** […]

          “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 […]

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 […]