Madison Songwriters Guild

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Michael Smith Concert/Songwriting Workshop – 9/20

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Madison Songwriters Guild is proud to offer a songwriting workshop and concert by Michael Smith, internationally celebrated songwriter and performer, on Saturday, September 20th.

Michael Smith’s Songwriting Workshop for the Adventurous Mind starts at 4:30 and costs only $30 in advance but space is limited. Call 608-241-2615 to register. The cost increases to $35 after September 1st.

After the workshop, Michael will be performing a house concert at 8 pm. Suggested donation for the concert is $15-20. Call 608-241-2615 to be added to the guest list.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 9/24

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Madison Songwriters Guild presents our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm at The Brink Lounge. This month, we’re featuring a fantastic lineup of three songwriters:

  • Lynn Smith – Both a poet and a songwriter, Lynn is a favorite of SIR and always a treat.
  • John Duggleby – We never quite know what John will do on any given night and neither does he. John has recently released his first album, and his songs are guaranteed to be surprising and fun.
  • Stephen lee Rich – With new songs up his sleeves and some wild new stories, Stephen can make you laugh, cry, or do both at the same time.

Cover is only 5 bucks for this show you won’t want to miss.

Monthly Song Critique – Wed, Sept 17th

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Join us at Noodles & Co on University Ave this Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 to share music and get helpful feedback on your original songs. Bring a song to play live or recorded and 8-10 lyric sheets. We encourage new songs or works in progress but every tune is welcome.

Check out our Events page for more information and we’ll see you there!

Songwriter Showcase – Friday, Sept. 5th

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Head over to Tuvalu Coffeehouse at 300 S. Main in Verona on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm for MSG’s Songwriter Showcase.  John Duggleby hosts this monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to perform their compositions.

This month John welcomes talented MSG member and performer Amanda Pool and Mineral Point songwriter, Katie Burns. Suggested $5 donation, $3 for students/seniors.

For more information or if you’d like to be considered as a future featured artist, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 8/27

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Madison Songwriters Guild presents our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, on Wednesday, August 27th at 7pm at The Brink Lounge. This month, we’re featuring a fantastic lineup of three songwriters:

  • Josh Hardy – Relentlessly touring Americana songwriter rooted in country, blues and folk
  • Tracy Jane Comer - Multi-instrumentalist and versatile songwriter and performer
  • Sandy Andina – Chicago-based folk and comedy performer, and one half of the eclectic duo Andina & Rich

Cover is only 5 bucks for this show you won’t want to miss.

Song Critique – Wed, 8/18

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Join local songwriters at Noodles & Co on University Ave this Wednesday, August 18th at 7 pm to share songs and give helpful feedback. Bring a song to play live or recorded and 8-10 lyric sheets and get some immediate feedback from songwriters/listeners. We encourage you to bring new songs or works in progress, but every tune is welcome.

Check out our Events page for more information and we’ll see you there!

Songwriter Showcase – Friday, Aug 1st

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Head over to Tuvalu Coffeehouse at 300 S. Main in Verona on Friday, August 1st at 7:30 pm for MSG’s Songwriter Showcase.  John Duggleby hosts this monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to perform their compositions.

This month John welcomes legendary MSG member and performer Jim Schwall, plus Verona songwriter Danielle Simmons.  Suggested $5 donation, $3 for students/seniors.

For more information or if you’d like to be considered as a future featured artist, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 7/23 @ 7:00

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Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event, Songwriters in the Round, is upon us.  This month’s lineup at The Brink Lounge features a stellar lineup of three different songwriters:

  • Anna Laube – Recently returned from her first European tour, Anna brings her acoustic blues rock to the Brink in anticipation of the release of her third album.
  • Carell Casey – Singer/songwriter of folk, pop and rock
  • Les Hoffman – A New Orleans influenced Madison musician for over 30 years, including time as a rock bassist, singer, reed player, Cajun musician and singer/songwriter.

For the $5 cover, you can’t beat this live music event, so stop on down!

Monthly Song Critique – Wed, July 16th

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Join MSG members and non-members for our monthly critique this Wednesday, July 16th at 7 pm at Noodles & Co on University Ave. Bring a song to share live or recorded and 8-10 lyric sheets and get some instant feedback from songwriters/listeners. We encourage you to bring new songs or works in progress, but every tune is welcome.

Check out our Events page for more information and we’ll see you there!

Monthly Song Critique – June 18th

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Join MSG members and non-members for our monthly critique on Wednesday, June 18th at 7 pm at Noodles & Co on University Ave. Bring a song to share live or recorded and 8-10 lyric sheets and get some instant feedback from songwriters/listeners. We encourage you to bring new songs or works in progress, but every tune is welcome.

Check out our Events page for more information and we’ll see you there!