Jamie O’Reilly and Michael Smith
Songs of a Catholic Childhood: School Days
A Liberating Musical Journey from Chicago's Beloved Musical Duo
With the band Dyed in the Wool opening.
“Together Smith and O'Reilly have created a two-hour song tribute to the American Catholic Experience. This is not a nun-bashing, priest eviscerating abattoir, but a banquet of touching memory."- Pat Hickey, Blogger
"Gorgeous, glorious, heart-breaking/warming/stopping, tears of laughter and sorrow performance last night! Would not have missed it for the world.
Thank you for your beautiful voices, music, and souls."
- Belinda Bremner, Writer. Actor. Director
Top Ten Pick of the weekend! Crain’s Chicago Business
One year since its celebrated debut, Jamie and Michael with John Abbey on bass, bring Songs of a Catholic Childhood: Back to School to Pig and Weasel House concerts, performing stories and songs: from folk songs and hymns to Mary, to pub songs and Leonard Cohen, to a nostalgic tribute to Catholic icons of film, adding new original material honoring back-to-school memories. A personal and profound portrait of the America of the 40’s, 50s, and 60s–Songs of a Catholic Childhood celebrates the wonder of childhood and the wisdom of our years.