Please join us for our 12th annual holiday benefit concert! 100% of the concert proceeds will go to benefit LittleWishes.org. This special annual holiday concert has become an anticipated and joyous affair every December. LittleWishes.org is an organization that offers meaningful support to children who endure frequent hospitalizations.
7:30pm general seating
Doors open 6:45 reserved seating
Show starts at 8pm
General Entry $25
Reserved Seats $50 (includes new CD or LP)
I did a special project this summer called “Going Home”. Graham Patzner, Jeremy Lyon & I recorded this acoustic record. I ‘m excited to sharing this stripped down, close to my heart, very personal record with you. The idea for this project came to me while I was getting on the plane to fly back to my beloved family & hometown, Detroit. I was thinking about my musical origins, which started at the age of 12, with acoustic folk/rock, a cheap guitar & a lot of encouragement from my Uncle Carl who was a big music guy. I was writing about love, faith and the future before I had even experienced any of it! I hope you enjoy the vibe & love put into this special record dedicated to my beloved Uncle.
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.
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.
Only 13 days until I’m back on a flight to Paris, my second home and a place that I truly love. I will do some small acoustic shows and spend time writing. In March, the boys & I had an absolute blast making “DETROIT Girl too” and we are excited to debut it at our 12th annual benefit concert on December 5th at 142 Throckmorton Theater. 100% of all proceeds of that night, plus all record sales, will go to Little Wishes (littlewishes.org). This organization helps put a smile on the face of children who are in the hospital for extensive stays. It’s an honor to be a part of helping fund those wishes and the boys and I have a great time playing music for this show.
And then there’s DETROIT GIRL Too! We are all so excited for you to hear this record which is available on vinyl, CDs and on all other platforms, including Deezer in Europe. Along with DETROIT Girl, this special set of songs will make our shows hard to sit still at!
I did a special project this summer called “Going Home”. Graham Patzner, Jeremy Lyon & I recorded this acoustic record in mid June. I look forward to sharing this stripped down, close to my heart, very personal record with you. “Going Home” will be available by November 1. The idea for this project came to me while I was getting on the plane to fly back to my beloved family & hometown, Detroit. I was thinking about my musical origins, which started at the age of 12, with acoustic music and a cheap guitar. I was a dreamer even then, writing about love, faith and the future. This record holds a special place in my heart — I hope you enjoy it.
If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, please go to @michelleschmittmusic to learn what’s new. The boys and I have a busy last quarter of the year and can’t wait to see you on December 5th.
As I write this, I think of how lucky I am to be able to make music with a wonderful group of people. I think of all the love I have in this world and all the special people. And I am so grateful that, in these dark political times, I can do something to make a difference in the lives of others. Though there’s been lots of “goodbyes” in my life in the last few years, there are more “hellos”, more lessons and more freedom than I have ever known. Life is good!