In Loving Memory of Paul Tyler

paul-tylerOn April 20th I lost my dear friend, fellow musician and one of the best guys I know, to a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife, a young son and many friends. 100% of the proceeds of Covering Life – the album I worked on with Paul – will go directly into The Noah Tyler College Fund (for Paul’s son). Please join me in doing this in memory of Paul.

benefit concertSave the Date
Dec 4, 2014

Michelle’s 6th annual holiday concert, at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, benefits ExtraFood, whose mission is to get extra food to organizations helping feed the hungry in Marin. $100 VIP tickets include a reception by Heidi Krahling / Insalatas, special seating, and Michelle’s upcoming new record. General admission $25.

VIDEO: Michelle performs Messages live at the Passage du Grand Cerf at lunchtime in Paris

Thanks to my art director, Molly Tuttle, who sprung this iPhone video shoot on me when we walked in for what, I thought, was a photo shoot. The first thing we saw when we walked in was a beautiful Parisian flower shop called MESSAGES… Molly and I took it as a sign!

Full CDs Going for Just $5 in 2014!

Get any full CD’s for just $5.00 through the end of 2014 (includes shipping/handling) via the “Buy Now” PayPal buttons on this site. 100% of the money will be donated to small, grass root non-profits that are struggling. I will keep you all updated as to where the money ends up.  The only exception will be for Covering Life, which will continue at full price with all proceeds going to The Noah Tyler College Fund, in memory of my dear friend Paul.

Read more more about why I’ve decided to do this in my latest Notes from Michelle.

Messages is Here!

Messages, features lush orchestral arrangements which incorporate a blend of rock, Americana and a hint of Middle Eastern sounds that are the background for Michelle’s original songs and beautiful vocals.

Oh, and check out my incredible band…

Notes from Michelle – Summer, 2014

michelle-at-micMy Band and I just finished our 2nd holiday record called “To Remember You“. Ricky Fataar and I co-produced with our amazing band; George Marinelli on electric and acoustic guitars, as well as mandolin and acoustic slide guitar; Drew Zingg on electric and acoustic guitars; Marc Levine on electric and upright bass; Ricky on drums, percussion and piano; and me on vocals, harmonies and arrangements. I also brought on my new engineers, Sammy Fielding and Bijan Sharifi, who did a flawless job recording the sessions. We will debut this record on December 4th at our annual benefit concert at 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley. The beneficiary will be ExtraFood.