I’ve been having a great time at Pine Mountain studio making music. My new record “Opened Letters” will be available this summer on all platforms. These are special songs that I have waited to record since our world changed so much. I’ve been to Paris once this year and will go back two more times and play small, intimate acoustic shows, which are always so fun to do. Paris holds such a special place in my heart and I am always inspired to write when I am there.
Though I will not be able to do our annual benefit concert for Little Wishes this winter, I will be donating 100% of all proceeds from music streaming services and all downloads: Apple Music, Spotify, LP & CD sales and all other platforms. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for the latest updates and the date of the new benefit concert for Little Wishes sometime in 2023.
Light, recorded in February 2020 at Pine Mountain Studio, is 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.
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.
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.
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. Get ready for Detroit Girl 3. That will be the 1st project we work on in the new year.
I hope all of you are doing well and adjusting to our new way of life. Community is so important and my wish for you is that you are able to see your family & friends and spend some good time with them. It’s been a long time for some of us.
I just finished my new record. It was so nice to be back in my studio at Pine Mountain. Look for the release this summer of “Opened Letters”. As always, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Little Wishes.
I’ve been to Paris once this year and have 2 more trips planned. I will also be back in my beloved hometown Detroit in July, Montreal (my mother’s birthplace) in August and back to Paris, Hawaii & Munich. It feels so good to be able to travel and see old friends and spend time with my family in Detroit.
I am also in the midst of working on a very special project with my friend, Trevor Bahnson. Check out his music. He is really magical. He is an incredible song writer and beautiful person. Go to YouTube to hear my favorite Trevor song. Also check out the documentary about him. Through all his battles comes some of the most beautiful and profound music I know. And follow him on Facebook and Instagram. He does special shows on Facebook many nights.
I wish you a great 2022. I’ll be in touch when there’s there’s more news, but for now,