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Michael P. Smith songwriter

Michael Peter Smith

One of the most captivating songwriters in the folk arena, celebrated musician Michael P. Smith has toured the United States and Canada for nearly five decades–from Kerrville, Texas to Juneau, Alaska. An accomplished guitarist with a distinctive - and stirring - singing voice, Michael is a true master of his craft.
Michael’s beloved song “The Dutchman,” a signature piece for the late Liam Clancy, is considered a classic. He creates new work on a constant basis, and his songs are recorded by an extensive list of performers, Steve Goodman and Jimmy Buffet among them. His musical collaborators include Barbara Barrow, Anne Hills, Jamie O'Reilly, the Weavermania ensemble and others.

His many recordings include solo CDs - Such Things are Finely Done, Love Letter on A Fish, Anthology One, There, Michael, Margaret, Pat and Kate
and the two-disk set Love Stories.

Michael's recordings of works for theater include The Selfish Giant, Snow Queen, Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish Civil War,
The Grapes of Wrath, Songs of a Kerry Madwoman, Beauty Attends (the story of Opal Whiteley) and the Gift of the Magi.