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Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar’s! December 7, 2017 is the date of my 9th annual holiday benefit concert. 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. This concert SELLS OUT every year so please get your tickets early.  I am excited to introduce you to three new bandmates this year. The show will be an acoustic show, very different from any show we’ve done so far. I’m going back to my roots, to the folk rock music that made me want to make music so long ago. This concert is appropriate for all ages. Collectively, let’s do something to make this season magical for so many people in need. And, if you feel the urge to listen to holiday music earlier than December? Please go to my “Michelle Schmitt Holiday” Pandora station. All my holiday records are available on iTunes, Apple Music, Cd Baby, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora. 100% of all proceeds from now through the end of the year will go to so think of special people that you’d like to gift this holiday season. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to December.

Donate here if you can’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

Looking Back

May was all about being at Pine Mountain Studio in Alexander Valley working on “Looking Back“ which is in memory of my dear friend, Paul Tyler and benefiting the Noah Tyler College Fund (click here for more information about “Covering Life”, the 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…

Michelle’s 2017 Holiday Record!

Check out Michelle’s new holiday record JOY with 100% all proceeds going to This record will put you in the holiday spirit and also, get food to people in great 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. 100% of all proceeds benefit which brings food to people in need. Do your part for this great cause and enjoy!

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.

Notes from Michelle – Fall 2017

Happy Fall from all of us at Pine Mountain Studios.  Things are ramping up after a long winter and spring of recording. The band and I recorded our 5th holiday record called Joy which is already available on iTunes, CdBaby with 100% percent of all proceeds going to  “Looking Back” is done and being made…