In light of the current health crisis, Michelle is hopeful she will be back in the studio in 2021 with her band and holding her annual benefit concert sometime this winter 2021. In the meantime, Michelle will continue to donate all proceeds from music streaming services and downloads (Apple Music/ Spotify) to Little Wishes. Make sure you follow Michelle on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates!
Light, recorded in February at Pine Mountain Studio, is now out on all platforms! Think acoustic folk/rock with a 70s vibe. These are some special original songs that we had a blast recording and I hope you enjoy.
I decided to record “DETROIT Girl too” because making “DETROIT Girl” was so much fun and it is impossible to capture the sound of Detroit in one record. “DETROIT Girl too” is a love letter to my hometown and all the incredible music I grew up listening to. My hope is that you enjoy listening to “DETROIT Girl too” as much as we enjoyed recording it. With much love to you and to Detroit for all it has given me.
This is Michelle’s most important and personal record to date. She spent three years writing these songs and each one tells a story that expresses the depth of her heart, feelings and observations about how she and other people live and the choices we all make in the moments that count the most.
Wow, what a year it’s been. Thank God we have a new President! And it is looking like we will have a vaccine for Covid-19 soon. I am hopeful that we will all be able to get back to our regular lives in the first quarter of 2021. I will be so happy to spend time with my family, friends and band. It has been an honor to work on two of President Biden’s campaigns, but I am looking forward to getting back in the studio. The boys and I have three records to finish before we move on to new music.
When I turn on the news and see the struggle so many families are having getting enough food, I am grateful to be able to support No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen. Both of these organizations are getting food to people in these desperate times. I am also proud to be working with Together Rising, getting resources to families in need, especially after the grim year so many people have faced with the pandemic and no work. Check out Feeding America and SF Marin Food Bank, too. It is so easy to extend a hand to help and all help is appreciated, from donations to spreading the word.
In lieu of our annual year-end benefit concert, I’m sharing a LittleWishes.org Benefit Concert playlist (Spotify, Apple Music) and a Michelle Schmitt Holiday playlist (Spotify, Apple Music), and I’m donating $5 to Little Wishes for every song downloaded or streamed from these playlists December 1st – 25th! The nurses at Little Wishes are still making sick children smile, but they are in dire need of donations. Any amount helps, so please join me in making it possible for the wonderful nurses to keep making sick children happy by donating to Little Wishes. Enjoy the playlist and, if you are able, please do what you can to help. 100% of all proceeds from my music goes to worthy causes like Little Wishes and getting food and shelter to those in need, so please consider my music when thinking of holiday gift giving.
The boys and I have so much music to make and will get back to it as soon as it is safe. I wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday and look forward to a better 2021.
Please follow me on Instagram @michelleschmittmusic and stay in touch via my website to get up to date info about future events. And remember, that every sale of my music on all platforms goes directly to help those in need. We were unable to play our new records Going Home and Light due to the pandemic but they are for sale on all platforms. I hope you enjoy the music.
As always, I am beyond grateful for my family, the many lessons learned this year, the music I get to make with my beloved family of musicians and, most important, all of you who join me in doing so much good work. We accomplish so much more together, and I appreciate every single sale of my music and concert tickets.
Happy Holidays & a Good New Year.