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Notes from Michelle – April 2017

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…

Notes from Michelle – December 2016

So much has happened this year and so many more adventures are to be had! Spending time with my little granddaughter Charlee, who was born last September, has brought great joy to my life. Time flies so quickly but she is magical in every way. This summer, the band and I recorded Christmas Gifts for…

Notes from Michelle – January 2016

Michelle Schmitt

The 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…

Notes from Michelle – November 2015

Notes from Michelle – November 2015

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…

Notes from Michelle — Spring, 2015

Notes from Michelle — Spring, 2015

The beginning of the year started out quiet at Harrison Street Records and Pine Mountain Studio. The guys and I took a couple months off to recover from a crazy 2014, while my very organized Studio Manager and Lead Engineer, Sammy Fielding, got both studios in order by upgrading equipment to keep us current! Thanks to Sammy and my Assistant Studio Manager and Engineer, Bijan Sharifi, the studios have never been in better condition. But there are also lots of more exciting things happening in the upcoming months.

Notes from Michelle — Fall, 2014

Notes from Michelle — Fall, 2014

My Band and I have finished To Remember You, our 2nd holiday record. Ricky Fataar and I co-produced along with George Marinelli on electric and acoustic guitars; mandolin and acoustic slide guitar; Drew Zingg on electric and acoustic guitars; Marc Levine on electric and upright bass; Ricky on drums, percussion, piano & background vocals; and…

Notes from Michelle…

Notes from Michelle…

I am at Pine Mountain Studio in Alexander Valley wearing the hoodie with the logo Paul Tyler designed, sitting with lots of memories of my dear friend who passed away Easter Sunday after a long and brave battle with cancer. We made a great record in this studio and spent 10 days recording with Paul…

My friend Paul Tyler

My friend Paul Tyler

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. Paul & I met through our mutual friend & my art director, Molly Tuttle. Eric Shea, Paul’s close…

Notes from Michelle — Paris in the fall…

Notes from Michelle — Paris in the fall…

So, the studio’s are both finished; the band is booked for our recording session at the new Pine Mountain Studio; my annual trip to Paris with my beloved art director, Molly Tuttle, and my amazing photographer and friend Danielle Rubi-Dentzel is scheduled, and they are both working on the concept for the new photo shoot; the…

Notes from Michelle – Reflections, 2012

Notes from Michelle – Reflections, 2012

This past year has been filled with so many incredible experiences… hanging out with Judy Collins and Glen Hansard in NYC, getting advice on songwriting from Graham Nash at the M.U.S.E. concert in August with the great Bonnie Raitt, going to the 54th Grammy Awards and staying at The Chateau Marmont with my dear friend…

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