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Notes from Michelle, New Year’s 2019

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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 will look at venues to bring the boys and play some music. Then I will be in Paris most of April, also looking for venues for 2020 show, and again in September/October, performing small acoustic shows. So far, before we’ve even come back together, my band and I have our 11th annual holiday show booked for December 5th at 142 Throckmorton Theater. Thank you to everybody who attended our 10th annual show at the end of 2018. We, collectively, did a great job getting food to many people in need. Look for our date to do our second annual Little Wishes benefit concert, also at the Throckmorton Theater. This year the band and I will also spend a lot of time at Stinson Beach, the perfect place to make music. We’ve got a fun year ahead of us and plans for two records. Since we will play some shows in Detroit, “Detroit Girl” is being made into LPs and my band and I are going into our March session to record “Detroit Girls too”. It will be fun to teach the boys some of my favorite local Detroit Rock & Roll and Motown songs, and even more fun to have two LPs out there for all of you. They will make a nice set.  The second project will be a record of my new original songs. We will record that sometime this summer. We’re also talking about playing at Burning Man. The boys and I have been together now for two years so it will be good to share some of my catalog with them. I look forward to sending those out to you by the end of the year. My wish for 2019 is that, in this new year, you find peace when you want it, stillness when you need it and excitement when you’re looking for it. And in this current political climate, I hope that all who are reading this, see what you can do to contribute by putting some good out there. It’s more important than ever. It makes me think of my current favorite quote by Albert Camus. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.”

God bless and Happy New Year,
Michelle Schmitt
Stinson Beach, CA