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Notes from Michelle, Winter 2020/2021

Notes from Michelle, Winter 2020/2021

Wow, what a year it’s been. Thank God we have a new President! And it is looking like we will have a vaccine for Covid-19 soon. I am hopeful that we will all be able to get back to our regular lives in the first quarter of 2021. I will be so happy to spend…

Notes from Michelle, Spring/Summer 2020

Notes from Michelle, Spring/Summer 2020

What a crazy time in the world! I hope that you are safe and taking time to reflect on life and all the gifts that come with this forced slowdown. I pray that everyone is getting what they need to stay safe and well. It has always been very important in my life and music…

Notes from Michelle, New Year’s 2020

Notes from Michelle, New Year’s 2020

Happy New Decade! The boys and I had a great time at our 12th Annual Benefit Concert for Littlewishes.org. We played to a sold-out audience, threw down lots of Detroit Rock & Roll and made a lot of little wishes come true for some brave kids dealing with serious illnesses. After a 2 month hiatus, we are…

Notes from Michelle, Winter 2019

Wow, what a year it’s been. I did a lot of traveling; going to Detroit, New York, Paris, Hawaii and also spent a lot of time at Stinson Beach and in Alexander Valley, writing & working on music. The boys & I went into my recording studio (Pine Mountain Studio), which thankfully did not burn…

Tickets Now Available for Dec 5th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert

Tickets Now Available for Dec 5th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert

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…

Notes from Michelle, Fall 2019

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…

10 Years of Benefits

10 Years of Benefits

A special thank you to my band, and entire team, for making our 10th Annual Show a sell out success. St. Mary’s was well received and everyone at the show had a blast… but in the end, the guys and and I had the biggest blast of all.  Save the date for December 5th, 2019 for next year’s…

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…

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