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Michael P.  Smith
July Blog and E-newsletter


Independence Day: A Note from Michael


     Somebody said one flag (Confederate) going down and one flag (Rainbow) going up. So grateful to live in the good ole USA. In the good ole twenty-first century. While often seduced by the "things are going to hell in a handbasket" thing (where'd THAT come from, anyway?) I gotta say people, esp. US citizens, will surprise you and fill you with hope for the eventual perfectness of humankind. Also I love hearing the Ineffectual Cavilling Orchestra play, and love feeling that the cynics have lost bigtime.  Bless them Founding Fathers, man, things would be a lot worse in this world without them. I usually don't see the point of fireworks but this year it's plenty different. AND I'm working some great gigs lately.

     I was in Rhode Island and Rockport, MA, and man, that clam chowder is revolutionary. Not ordinarily a joiner, I would join a Clam Chowder Party.
   ... OK bye. 


Concert in North Carolina

Dan Downs Hosts Michael Smith
Saturday, July 11
Dinner at 6 pm; Concert at 7 pm
Little Switzerland, NC
Reservations and directions: PH 828.766.9468
"Michael grew up just like us. He liked the Beatles, Elvis, Dylan and the Beach Boys to name a few. Like many of us he picked up a guitar and drove his father crazy as he sang their songs and practiced guitar behind the closed bedroom door of his New Jersey home. That’s where he stopped being like us...Many times you’ll want to clap and whoop it up hearing his guitar but you can’t because you don’t want to miss the words to his song."  (Dan Downs) 
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On the Radio.
Michael talks about songwriting, chords, and where he got his finest musical ideas, as guest host on Sweet Folk Chicago, WFMT Fine Arts Radio Studio.  Recording July 18.  Stay tuned for airdate.  
"My husband and I loved being introduced your music this week in RI, Michael. Totally enchanted.  Where have I been?  You are very special.  We look forward to hearing more."  (Debra Mann, jazz singer)
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Songs: Michael P. Smith, Bird Avenue, ASCAP
Michael in Rockport, MA, photo by Mary Barker

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