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2013 MOWSF Benefit Concert Update

2013 MOWSF Benefit Concert Update

THANK YOU for all your support.  So far, with your support, our concerts have made enough money to feed 15,000 people. The band and I had a blast, the audience sang their hearts out near the end of the show and everyone left with a little bit more love in their hearts. It feels good…

Michelle Interviewed by Liz Saint John about Meals on Wheels Benefit Concert

Michelle Interviewed by Liz Saint John about Meals on Wheels Benefit Concert

Vivien Kim Thorp, Communications Manager for Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, and singer-songwriter Michelle Schmitt, talk about the December 18th holiday benefit concert at SF Jazz Center. The interview aired on 11.24.2013 on the following stations: LIVE 105, Community Connection With Liz Saint John 99.7 NOW! Street Talk With Liz Saint John Alice@97.3, Radio…

Feeding the Soul and Stomach – Annual concert benefits Marin’s Meals on Wheels

Feeding the Soul and Stomach – Annual concert benefits Marin’s Meals on Wheels

By Cari Lynn Pace | Originally posted on Novato Advance San Anselmo’s Michelle Schmitt can’t stop singing, writing or raising money for Meals on Wheels, the oldest and largest national organization that represents community-based senior nutrition programs. This dynamo blends her freewheeling spirit and classy persona with a strong personal sense of responsibility. She and…

Messages performed live at the Passage du Grand Cerf at lunchtime in Paris

<em>Messages</em> performed live at the Passage du Grand Cerf at lunchtime in Paris

Title song from my new record “Messages” shot in Paris at the Passage Du Grand Cerf at lunch hour. Thanks to my art director, Molly Tuttle, who sprung it 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…

Michelle and HSR on Stark Insider TV (VIDEO)

Michelle and HSR on Stark Insider TV (VIDEO)

In this episode of Stark Insider TV, Loni Stark visits the studio of musician Michelle Schmitt. Watch as they discuss the creative process, using music as an outlet for sorrow and grief, and the trials and tribulations of making it in an unapologetic industry. “I’m so grateful. Because a lot of people don’t have the…

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…

New studios, new record on the way!

New studios, new record on the way!

Happy Summer! My team at both Harrison Street Records in San Francisco and Pine Mountain Studio were busy this winter and spring overseeing the re-building of the studios from the ground up. Designed by Wes Lachot of Durham, North Carolina, built by Kerr Construction – Marin County and wired by Steve Viellux (Skywalker Ranch), these…

Meals on Wheels SF 2013

Meals on Wheels SF 2013

SAVE THE DATE: December 18, 2013 Wednesday night. We will perform at the new SF Jazz Center (www.sfjazz.org). 100% of the proceeds of the night, including all CD sales go directly to Meals on Wheels-San Francisco, this very worthy organization near and dear to my heart (www.mowsf.org). The band, Ricky Fataar, George Marinelli,  Drew Zingg,…

Holiday Benefit Concert Sells Out and Provides 7500 Meals for Meals on Wheels SF!!!

Holiday Benefit Concert Sells Out and Provides 7500 Meals for Meals on Wheels SF!!!

Thank you all for contributing to a HUGE holiday success!!!  Looking forward to another year of moving as many people as possible with music, love and generosity.

Local musician feeds hunger with rockin’ soul

Local musician feeds hunger with rockin’ soul

Marin County’s Novato Advance reports on Michelle’s holiday benefit concert to support Meals on Wheels SF.

Michelle Schmitt Interviewed on KWMR

Michelle Schmitt Interviewed on KWMR

In her interview with Mary Seidman on KWMR Radio, Michelle discusses her latest release LATE TONIGHT and shares her thoughts on songwriting. Hear about her talented band and more about her views on what she feels is her responsibility to make a difference with her art and the gifts in her life .

New CD, Late Tonight, is available now!

New CD, <em>Late Tonight</em>, is available now!

LATE TONIGHT is a huge departure from my past work, but all about where I come from musically. You will hear influences from Detroit rock & soul to California folk/rock to harmonic touches from my travels as well as lyrics that look at what and how I see the world.

Read a review of Late Tonight in the Marin Independent Journal!

Meals on Wheels SF, Dec. 13th

Meals on Wheels SF, Dec. 13th

Announcing a special holiday benefit concert for Meals On Wheels SF, with Ricky Fataar, George Marinelli, Drew Zingg, Marc Levine, John R. Burr and Anton Patzner. Thursday, Dec 13, 8 PM, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, California

Harrison Street Records & Pine Mountain Studio Update

Harrison Street Records & Pine Mountain Studio Update

Michael Gray, our studio manager and lead engineer, joins Paul Tyler and Aaron Burnham as we expand both studios. Michelle and her team of engineers also work at her state of the art recording studio in Alexander Valley called Pine Mountain Studio. Located in Northern California, Michelle and her band enjoy the benefits of getting…

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…

WOS Picks “These Little Pills” for New Radio Show

WOS Picks “These Little Pills” for New Radio Show

Women of Substance Radio has picked my song These Little Pills for their Music With A Conscience show to be aired starting March. This show is about bringing listeners music that is relevant and that speaks the truth about things that matter. Music has always had a great deal to say about important issues like…

New CD: Covering Life

Covering Life

The idea of “Covering Life” came to me as I was listening to some songwriters I admire and their poignant ideas about life’s joys and heartaches. I called my friend and band mate Ricky Fataarand asked him to co-produce this record with me. The band consisted of Ricky on drums, piano, percussion and guitar, Paul Tyler on vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, Marc Levine played violin and Alicia Legget was our flute player. Aaron Burnham recorded and mixed the record.

Music: Do you hear what I hear?

Music: Do you hear what I hear?

No Virginia, not all holiday music is lousy… Article by Greg Cahill of the PacificSun, Remembrances of the childhood sounds and smells of the holiday season–Grandma baking cookies and Dad singing his favorite Christmas songs–inspired Bay Area singer and songwriter Michelle Schmitt to record Christmas on Pine Mountain, a heartfelt mix of originals and country-inflected classic carols. But there’s nothing sugary about these songs.

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