Thursday, December 3rd
142 Throckmorton Theater
Mill Valley, California
Announcing a holiday benefit concert for ExtraFood.org, presented by BMW of San Francisco. Michelle Schmitt and her band: Ricky Fataar, George Marinelli, Marc Levine, Anton Patzner, Lewis Patzner, and Grahanm Patzner.
Advance Tickets available October 1st
General Admission (7:30pm):
$25 includes copy of new record
VIP Reception (6:45pm):
$100 includes new record, food and wine.
VIP reception hosted by Heidi Krahling (Insalatas/Marinitas).
All record proceeds go to ExtraFood.org
On 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.
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!
Think Detroit rock & soul meets classic holiday songs that your grandparents loved. This is the most comprehensive and FUN holiday record out this season. Michelle Schmitt knows how to rock it loud and strong, sing it sweet and soft, and funk it up like no one else. You will be dancing and having wonderful nostalgic flashbacks when you listen to Michelle’s clear vocals and well thought out song choices. If you close your eyes, you will feel like she’s is in the room with you. Her heart shines with the true radiance of a woman who loves what she does. Schmitt says she and her talented band had a blast making this record and you can hear it.
So many exciting things have happened since the spring. Molly Tuttle, my art director & I went on our annual trip to Paris to do a photo shoot with the brilliant photographer/ movie maker, Danielle Rubi-Dentzel. She arranged shoots in some fabulous places; a very exclusive studio not open to the public, a very special quintessential Parisian apartment in the Marais, which is normally used only for fashion shoots, & my driver & friend, Raphael, took us all over the city to find special places to shoot. Springtime in Paris is everything people say it is…the sun shining, the flowers blooming, Parisians walking everywhere in the glorious weather, picnics in the Luxembourg Garden, shopping in beautiful glass passages, & many espressos consumed in outdoor cafes as we spent hours in long discussions about art, music & all aspects of life.