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!