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by Michael P. Smith

Michael talks. Part Master class. Part musical memoir. All Michael! Singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith reveals the inner workings of his songwriting process. tells stories: from first song and first guitar, to the inspiration for The Dutchman.
Genre: Spoken Word: Free-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jamaica Farewell
0:43 album only
2. Making up Songs
2:30 album only
3. First Guitar
4:21 album only
4. Chords / September Song
3:42 album only
5. Mash-Ups
1:01 album only
6. Picks or Fingers?
0:43 album only
7. Reassemblage
5:30 album only
8. Hey Jude: On Dylan, Lennon and McCartney
5:39 album only
9. Advice
1:00 album only
10. Demon Lover
6:13 album only
11. Lyrics
2:02 album only
12. The Dutchman
6:21 album only
13. Let’s Get the Job Done / Dan Moody
7:02 album only
14. Writing for Myself
3:10 album only


Album Notes
Songwriting CD Credits.
Written and performed by Michael Smith
Recorded in the Levin Studio at WFMT 98.7 FM
Chicago, IL USA
By Eric Arunas/Produced by Rich Warren
CD and promotional design by Nia O'Reilly Amandes
c 2018 Michael P. Smith, ASCAP Bird Ave Publishing
Produced by Jamie O'Reilly, J. O'Reilly Productions
ABOUT MICHAEL SMITH. "His songs are so resonant with layers of myth and magic and so perfectly enhanced by the genuine beauty of his melodies and instrumental arrangements that you can listen to a single one over and over for a whole day and feel happy." Michael has been singing, writing and touring in North America for over five decades. Though a Chicagoan, he makes frequent trips throughout the US performing his own material. Steve Goodman, Jimmy Buffett, The Clancy Bros, (original group and next generation), Anne Hills and John McDermott are among the many artists who've covered his songs. This self-taught musician is an award-winning composer and contributes original scores to the finest theaters in United States. He's been a highlight at music and theater festivals from Kerrville, Texas to Shawano, WI, and Toronto, Canada and recently Paris, France. An avid reader, Smith's work often sets the words of the finest poets and authors: Lorca, Steinbeck, Wilde, O. Henry, Brecht, Jackson among them. Watch for a recording of his songs for Moby Dick, coming Fall 2018. Michael is featured among a list of luminaries in Paul Zollo's 2016 book (quoted above), "More Songwriters on Songwriting." Michael Peter Smith a national treasure.



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