Michelle Schmitt

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Michelle Schmitt
Michelle Schmitt
Background information
Genres Americana, Folk Rock, Pop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Record Company Owner
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Labels Harrison Street Records
Pine Mountain Studio
Lilysong Records
Website Official Site of Michelle Schmitt

Michelle Schmitt (born in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer/songwriter living and working in San Francisco, California.

Career[edit]

Schmitt began playing guitar and writing songs when she was 12 years old. She moved to San Francisco in 1977. Gifted with a soulful voice, the ability to express her feelings through her heartfelt songwriting and a talented band, Michelle delivers songs that stand the test of time. A modern 70’s vibe best describes her sound, beautiful harmonies, soothing and intelligent melodies. Growing up in Detroit, Michelle was exposed to great music and credits artists like Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Carole King, Eva Cassidy, Bonnie Raitt, Buffe St. Marie and Phoebe Snow for her inspiration. In 2005 Michelle was invited to contribute a song on a record featuring six Grammy winners and two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers (including Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Bill Medley, Roseanne Cash, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Beth Neilsen Chapman and Mike & the Mechanics). Michelle worked with Robert Hayes at Sound Management in San Jose, California in the early 2000s before opening Lilysong Records in Marin County.[1] In 2006, Michelle opened the doors to her state of the art San Francisco studio, Harrison Street Records, and opened Pine Mountain Studio (designed by Wes Lachot) in Alexander Valley in 2008. Michelle is committed to giving back what has so generously been given to her and records for and performs at numerous benefit concerts, helping organizations like Meals on Wheels SF, Anti-Bullying and various Youth Drug Prevention Programs.[2] A portion of proceeds of every record Michelle produces go to causes that she cares about.[3] Michelle has co-produced her last two records with Ricky Fataar.[4] Michelle has worked with musicians from around the bay area including, George Marinelli, Drew Zingg, Marc Levine, Michael Bluestein, Anton Patzner and Lewis Patzner. She goes to Paris every September where she performs annually.

Discography[edit]

Fearless Hearts (2004)[edit]

Label: Hoffman Institute Foundation, Marin County, California

Track List[edit]

  1. Happy Girl
  2. Fearless Love
  3. I’ll Be Here With You Til Then
  4. The Rose (Michelle is featured)
  5. The Bus Ride
  6. There Isn’t Any Word For Love
  7. You Won’t Be There
  8. Conviction Of The Heart
  9. September When It Comes
  10. I Know Love Is All I Need

Faith, Love and Detroit (2004)[edit]

Label: Red Rooster Studio, Berkeley California

Track List[edit]

  1. Promises
  2. Don’t Worry
  3. The Rose
  4. Motoring
  5. Lord, is it Mine?
  6. Clear Eyes, Clear Heart
  7. Devil in his Pants
  8. You Say
  9. Stairway to Heaven
  10. Somebody to Love
  11. Did I Give You Everything You Need?

Promises (2005)[edit]

Label: Lilysong Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Promises
  2. Way Up in Heaven
  3. As I Hold You in My heart
  4. What Do I Do?
  5. Clear Eyes, Clear Heart
  6. Hey Maybe
  7. I think
  8. For You
  9. I Have Found Everything In You

Home (2007)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Lying In This Bed
  2. Home
  3. You’re the one I Love
  4. Start All Over
  5. Tears
  6. Heidi’s Song
  7. Missing
  8. I Hope God Is Listening
  9. Holding On Tight
  10. You can’t break My Heart

Another Winter (2008)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Where To Turn
  2. Morning Light
  3. These Little Pills
  4. I see You
  5. Tonight
  6. We’re Both Trying
  7. Your Words
  8. You’ll Know
  9. Shadows
  10. Another Winter
  11. As You Sleep

Christmas on Pine Mountain (2009)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. By The Fire
  2. Song For a Winter’s Night
  3. A Lonely Christmas Night
  4. Winter Song
  5. Breath of Heaven
  6. I Believe In Love
  7. What Child Is This
  8. Don’t Let Go of Me
  9. The First Noel
  10. Maybe This Christmas
  11. Angels In Trees
  12. Christmas In Killarney
  13. Pine Mountain Lullaby

Being Here (2010)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Being Here
  2. Love
  3. Tumblin’ Down
  4. Can’t Live Without You
  5. Pretty Words
  6. We Keep Missing Each Other
  7. Trying Too Hard
  8. Anywhere With You
  9. If I knew
  10. Hurricane
  11. Are You Still There

Covering Life (2011)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Fall Apart Again
  2. Love Hurst
  3. Goodbye
  4. Helplessly Hoping
  5. Until I Die
  6. Long Ride Home
  7. Circle Game
  8. I Want You Back
  9. Love Ain't For Keeping
  10. State Of Mind

Late Tonight (2012)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Late Tonight
  2. Let Go
  3. More For You
  4. Paris
  5. Knowing You
  6. Looking Out
  7. Nothing
  8. Still Called Love
  9. Settled
  10. Time Is Speaking

Messages (2013)[edit]

Label: Harrison Street Records

Track List[edit]

  1. Messages
  2. Before It Breaks
  3. Portrait
  4. Falling Forward
  5. Last Night of the Year
  6. Life for Me
  7. Running
  8. Don't Want To
  9. Gone
  10. This Too Shall Pass
  11. Tread Softly
  12. When I Get Up

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mom finds second life singing - Marinscope Community Newspapers : News". Marinscope.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  2. ^ Lynn, Cari (2013-11-13). "Feeding the soul and stomach - Marinscope Community Newspapers : Lifestyles Entertainment". Marinscope.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ Lynn, Cari (2012-12-12). "Local musician feeds hunger with rockin’ soul - Marinscope Community Newspapers : Lifestyles Entertainment". Marinscope.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  4. ^ LoniStark. "TV: Singer-Songwriter Michelle Schmitt (VIDEO)". Stark Insider. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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