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Notes from Michelle, Summer 2019

I had an memorable three weeks in Paris in March/April and found our 2020 venue at the historic Le Boule Noire, which is part of La Cigale, at Boulevard de Rochechouart near Place Pigalle, in the famous Moulin Rouge district. I was also in Paris when the Notre Dame fire happened and saw how amazing…

Notes from Michelle, New Year’s 2019

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good holiday. It’s exciting to start 2019 with so many great projects in the works. The boys and I will be going into our first recording session of the year at the beginning of March, after I get back from my beloved hometown, Detroit, where I…

Singer/Songwriter Uses Her Music to Help Millions in Need

Singer/Songwriter Uses Her Music to Help Millions in Need

For more than two decades, San Anselmo musician Michelle Schmitt has used her talents to help others, from critically ill children to families struggling to make ends meet. As a child of the 60s, social empathy is part of Michelle Schmitt’s DNA. The Marin musician donates the proceeds from her performances to local organizations such…

Notes from Michelle – Fall 2018

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. Check out what they do. These…

Birthday Bash Big Success

Birthday Bash Big Success

Michelle welcomed her 60th birthday by putting on a benefit concert for Little Wishes, an organization started by pediatric nurses that make little wishes come true for terminally ill children and children who are in hospitals for long stays around the country. The concert was sold out and a huge success. Enough money was made…

How Michelle Connected with “Little Wishes”

How Michelle Connected with “Little Wishes”

A recent article in the Lifestyle section of the Marin Independent Journal (marinij.com) touches on how Michelle first connected with Little Wishes, an organization bringing moments of joy to chronically and critically ill, hospitalized children. Read the full article: Nurse grants ‘little wishes’ for chronically ill children On September 13th, Michelle is holding a benefit concert to…

Notes from Michelle – Summer 2018

Happy Summer! The band and I are getting back into the studio this summer and are excited to make more music. It’s been so much fun playing with the newest members of my band; Jeremy Lyons, Papa Bear, Mike Pinette and Will Lawrence, who have come on board to join the amazing Patzner brother’s…Graham, Anton…

Notes from Michelle – Winter 2018

Happy New Year 2018! The band and I have been so busy already. I welcome some wonderful new members to my band; Jeremy Lyons, Papa Bear, Mike Pinette and Will Lawrence, who have come on board to join the amazing Patzner brother’s… Graham, Anton & Lewis. We are having a blast making some great music….

Marin Magazine Q&A with Michelle Schmitt

Marin Magazine Q&A with Michelle Schmitt

The San Anselmo singer/songwriter is back December 7 at the Throckmorton Theatre for her ninth annual charity benefit. Audiences love her soulful vocals and the fact that 100 percent of proceeds go to ExtraFood.org. BY JIM WOOD What first drew you to ExtraFood Marin, and how long have you been contributing to its efforts? My…

Notes from Michelle – Fall 2017

Happy Fall from all of us at Pine Mountain Studios.  Things are ramping up after a long winter and spring of recording. The band and I recorded our 5th holiday record called Joy which is already available on iTunes, CdBaby with 100% percent of all proceeds going to ExtraFood.org.  “Looking Back” is done and being made…

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar’s! December 7, 2017 is the date of my 9th annual holiday benefit concert. ExtraFood.org is the recipient of this year’s proceeds. 100% of all ticket sales and CD sales will go to this amazing organization. My annual benefit concert, each December, has fed over 3 million people to date. The band…

Notes from Michelle – April 2017

Happy Spring from all of us at Harrison Street Records. It’s good to look back at all we have accomplished in the previous year, but I am excited to look forward to the music that we will be making at Pine Mountain Studio. I spent the beginning of the year involved with The Berklee School of Music…

Another Holiday Success

Another Holiday Success

THANK YOU so much for making our 8th annual benefit concert the best ever. We SOLD OUT again and helped ExtraFood.org get some much needed food to those in need. Everyone had a good time, enjoyed a respite from the stress of 2016 and helped a worthy cause while listening to some holiday music, all picked from…

Michelle’s Benefit Concert Featured in the Mill Valley Herald

Michelle’s Benefit Concert Featured in the Mill Valley Herald

Feed the hungry with a benefit concert By Cari Lynn Pace Marinscope contributor Nov 30, 2016 ExtraFood.org might be amusingly considered Marin County’s “Robin Hood of Food.” The non-profit weekly “rescues” tons of excess food from upscale restaurants and supermarkets and distributes it to those in need. Volunteers respond when excess food, prepared or ready for…

Michelle, Heidi, and Holiday Concert Featured in Marin Magazine Online

Michelle, Heidi, and Holiday Concert Featured in Marin Magazine Online

Kick Off the Holiday Season — The Digital Edition of Marin Magazine’s December 2016 issue has a little piece about Michelle,Chef Heidi Krahling, and the upcoming Holiday Concert.

Singer-Songwriter Michelle Schmitt to Bring Annual Holiday Concert to 142 Throckmorton Theatre

Singer-Songwriter Michelle Schmitt to Bring Annual Holiday Concert to 142 Throckmorton Theatre

Bay Area singer-songwriter Michelle Schmitt announced today that she will bring her eighth annual holiday concert to 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. for one performance only. Tickets are $25 for general admission seating and include a copy of Michelle’s new holiday album, “Christmas Gifts.” VIP tickets…

Notes from Michelle – December 2016

So much has happened this year and so many more adventures are to be had! Spending time with my little granddaughter Charlee, who was born last September, has brought great joy to my life. Time flies so quickly but she is magical in every way. This summer, the band and I recorded Christmas Gifts for…

PacificSun: Michelle Schmitt shares gratitude through music

PacificSun: Michelle Schmitt shares gratitude through music

Schmitt’s annual holiday concert on the first Thursday of December is a staple of the season, and with the release of her newest holiday album, Another Christmas Story, she’s expanding her charitable efforts and donating 100 percent of album sales and concert tickets to the Marin-based nonprofit ExtraFood.

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