THANK YOU so much for making our 8th annual benefit concert the best ever. We SOLD OUT again and helped ExtraFood.org get some much needed food to those in need. Everyone had a good time, enjoyed a respite from the stress of 2016 and helped a worthy cause while listening to some holiday music, all picked from my four Holiday CD’s: Christmas Gifts, Another Christmas Story, To Remember You, and Christmas on Pine Mountain. The profits from these four records will go to Extrafood.org.
Save the date December 7, 2017 for our 9th annual holiday concert at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley CA.
You can tune into Michelle at the Michelle Schmitt Holiday station on Pandora as well. ”’Tis the season”.
May is all about being at Pine Mountain Studio in Alexander Valley working on “Covering Life 2“ which is in memory of my dear friend, Paul Tyler and benefiting the Noah Tyler College Fund (click here for more information about the 1st “Covering Life” record that Paul and I recorded at Pine Mountain Studio with Ricky Fataar and Marc Levine). Paul has been gone three years and is dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. As we get closer to finishing this special record, I will send out a release date. This record will feature another friend of Paul’s, Billy Shaddox, and we will include one of Eric Shea’s original songs to honor their deep friendship. My band mate and friend, Graham Patzner, will be featured on this record as well. Stay tuned…
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.
Happy Spring from all of us at Harrison Street Records. It’s good to look back at all we have accomplished in the previous year, but I am excited to look forward to the music that we will be making at Pine Mountain Studio. I spent the beginning of the year involved with The Berklee School of Music in a Boston, as well as lot’s of time working in my Sausalito studio on new songs. In February, I was in New York with my friend and master songwriter, Bonnie Hayes. The band and I finished our 2017 holiday record “JOY” which will be released on December 1st with all proceeds going to ExtraFood.org. Save the date: December 7th for our 9th annual benefit concert at 142 Throckmorton Theatre where we will gather to start off the holiday with great spirit and get food to people in great need. This year’s concert will be different than all the ones before. We are already excited about it. Ticket information will come out in October. This show sells out every year, so please buy your tickets early at throckmortontheatre.org.