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.
Marin County’s Novato Advance reports on Michelle’s holiday benefit concert to support Meals on Wheels SF.
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 .
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.
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
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
Michelle interviewed by Kelly Dunleavy of Marinscope Newspapers… “For many moms, once their kids head off to college it’s time to pick up a hobby and start a new life. For San Anselmo mom Michelle Schmitt, that went a step further than book clubs or knitting circles.”