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2015 Holiday Benefit Concert Another Huge Success!

Check out the band!Another SELL OUT year! Thank you to everyone who showed up and supported ExtraFood.org and joined us for our 7th benefit concert. Not only a great way to kick off the season…but a wonderful way to help those in need. This year we were packed and the VIP reception sold out weeks in advance (Thanks to Heidi Krahling/Insalatas. The band was at it’s finest and we all enjoyed welcoming our newest member, Michael Spriggs, all the way from Nashville. Save the date: December 8, 2016. That’s our plan & we’ll let you know if anything changes.

In Loving Memory of Paul Tyler

paul-tylerOn April 20th, 2014, 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.

VIDEO: Michelle performs Messages live at the Passage du Grand Cerf 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!

Michelle’s Latest Album
Detroit Girl

Detroit Gril

Think Detroit classic rock & soul comes together with a fire and fury that comes from years of singing it, sleeping it, dreaming it. Detroit Girl is the most comprehensive and FUN record out in a long time. Michelle Schmitt, born and raised in Detroit, knows how to rock it loud, sing it sweet and funk it up like no other; she’s been doing it since there were real garage bands. Michelle and her well-seasoned band had a blast making this record and you can hear the love and cohesiveness of these long time friends playing music together.

Calling all proceeds!
100% of all proceeds will go to help some special people doing what they can for our special city — please help me by sending me ideas for grassroots organizations that are helping bring back Detroit.

And check out my incredible band…

Notes from Michelle – January 2016

Michelle Schmitt - Photo: Danielle Rubi-Dentzel, ParisThe guys and I said goodbye to 2015 with two new records under our belts, a lot of great memories and loads of laughter! Our 7th annual benefit concert to feed the hungry in December, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, sold out and was a huge success. Not only did we play songs from our latest holiday record, Another Christmas Story, but the band and I gave a preview of our January 2016 record called Detroit Girl to rave reviews. We rock & rolled all night AND best of all, we hit a record and made more money for ExtraFood.org than we had ever before…so THANK YOU to everyone who participated and came out to see us. (You can buy Detroit Girl on iTunes, CD Baby and PayPal now — see the album page) I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to my amazing band, Ricky Fataar, George Marinelli, Marc Levine, Michael Spriggs, Graham Patzner and Lewis Patzner. I am so grateful to play with such amazing musicians.

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