OFFICIAL RELEASE OF ST. MARY’S at Michelle’s 10th Annual Benefit Concert on November 29th. 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.
Michelle welcomed her 60th birthday by putting on a benefit concert for Little Wishes and raising enough money to put smiles on the faces of 2500 children in long-term hospital care. Michelle also raised money for No Kid Hungry and was able to provide 30,000 lunches to children who don’t have the means to bring lunches to school. 100% of the proceeds of all of Michelle‘s music and concerts go to organizations that help people in need.
This special collection of my original holiday songs are stories from my past, stories of my life now and stories about the important things that the holidays help me to remember. Love is the common thread of all these songs and this record commemorates 10 years of doing my annual benefit holiday record/concert to feed the hungry. Between Meals on Wheels–SF, ExtraFood, and the SF-Marin Food Bank, we have fed more than 3.5 million people in the past 9 years and will continue to do so with 100% of all proceeds of these records.
Looking Back is dedicated to my dear friend and band mate, Paul Tyler, who passed away in Spring of 2014. Paul is dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. All proceeds from this album will go Paul’s son via the Noah Tyler College Fund. This record features another friend of Paul’s, Billy Shaddox, and we’ve included one of Eric Shea’s original songs to honor their deep friendship. My band mate and friend, Graham Patzner, is also featured on this record.
Please purchase this CD or LP in memory of my friend Paul Tyler and help raise money for the Noah Tyler College Fund. We hope you enjoy.
Welcome to Autumn! That’s what we used to call it in Detroit anyway! It has been a wild ride since summer. We did my 60th birthday show in September and raised a lot of money for kids who are being loved and cared for by the amazing nurses at LittleWishes.org. I got on a plane the next morning for three weeks in Paris for my annual writing trip and am off to New York at the end of this week for more of the same. The band and I are getting ready for our 10th Annual Benefit Concert to feed the hungry (benefitting ExtraFood.org) which will be held on November 29th at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA. We will be releasing my new record ST. MARY’S, which we are all excited to share with you. It is SO much fun playing with my talented band, so come on out November 29th. Tickets are on sale now at throckmortontheatre.org.