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Michelle’s New Album, Looking Back!

Looking Back is dedicated to my dear friend and band mate, Paul Tyler, who passed away in Spring of 2014. Paul is dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved him.  All proceeds from this album will go Paul’s son via the Noah Tyler College Fund. This record features another friend of Paul’s, Billy Shaddox, and we’ve included one of Eric Shea’s original songs to honor their deep friendship. My band mate and friend, Graham Patzner, is also featured on this record.

Please purchase this CD or LP in memory of my friend Paul Tyler and help raise money for the Noah Tyler College Fund. We hope you enjoy.

Notes from Michelle – Winter 2018

Happy New Year 2018! The band and I have been so busy already. I welcome some wonderful new members to my band; Jeremy Lyons, Papa Bear, Mike Pinette and Will Lawrence, who have come on board to join the amazing Patzner brother’s… Graham, Anton & Lewis. We are having a blast making some great music. We did our annual benefit concert December 7th to a sold out crowd. Please SAVE THE DATE for NOVEMBER 29th 2018,  which will be my 10th year of doing this concert. We have fed over 3.5 million people at this point with your support…so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

We have already been in the studio recording my record ST. MARY’S, which will be released some time mid-year with a big CD release show that we will plan.  The record is about growing up in Detroit, so the photo shoot for the cover will all happen there. My dear friend and photographer, Danielle Rubi-Dentzel, will experience winter Detroit style!

The band and I have plans for a benefit concert to promote my record LOOKING BACK, which was recorded last spring with the talented Billy Shaddox and Graham Patzner.  It was recorded in memory of my good friend Paul Tyler and will be the 2nd record with all proceeds going to the NOAH TYLER COLLEGE FUND. Please click here to buy your CD, download or LP with download card included.

I will spend a couple of weeks on The Big Island of Hawaii and a week in Tucson this winter, writing and spending some quiet time before we go back into the studio in April. I’ll go back to Maui in May. Look for information regarding BAY AREA shows that will happen before the end of summer.  Fall will start with a trip to Atlanta, followed by my annual trip to Paris (with the intent to arrange our 2019 concert in Paris), and then we will get ready for our November 29th show at 142 Throckmorton. Please do what you can to be at this show. It will be a very special 10th anniversary evening with lots of surprises.

I look forward to updating Notes from Michelle as new events come up.

Again, Happy New Year and hope to see you at some of our shows.

Another Huge Holiday Success!

My 9th annual holiday benefit concert SOLD OUT again! is the recipient of this year’s proceeds. 100% of all ticket sales and CD sales will go to this amazing organization. My annual benefit concert, each December, has fed over 3 million people to date. The band and I are always happy to help you get into the holiday spirit. We introduced three new bandmates this year. The show was an acoustic show, very different from any show we’ve done so far, and I got back to my roots; to the folk rock music that made me want to make music so long ago.

And every year I put out a new holiday album to play at the concert. Check out this year’s release, JOY. With 100% all proceeds going to, this record will put you in the holiday spirit and also get food to people in need. On Michelle’s 5th holiday record, you will get a MODERN take on some of your favorite holiday classics as well as others that you haven’t heard before. Do your part for this great cause and enjoy!

Donate here if you couldn’t make the show!

Holiday records from Michelle Schimtt: JOYChristmas GiftsAnother Christmas StoryTo Remember You, and Christmas on Pine Mountain. All profits from Michelle’s holiday records go to

Michelle’s New AM/PM Sessions to Benefit the Shanti Project

I’ve produced two records to help raise money for another worthy organization, the Shanti Project. San Francisco AM Sessions is a collection of my more mellow favorite original songs and San Francisco PM Sessions are some upbeat original favorites. They make a nice gift set so think of them during the holidays.

Help the Shanti Project continue it’s good work. 100% of all proceeds of these two records will go to this long-time San Francisco institution, helping people suffering HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Now available!

And PLEASE check out my incredible band! It is such a pleasure to play with these guys. All are really great musicians and I feel blessed every time I am with my music family.