Madison Songwriters Guild

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Song Workshop – Wed, Aug. 17

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop takes place this Wednesday, August 17th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or on a recording and get instant feedback from local songwriters. Listen to some new original songs and give your impressions. Cost is $5 for non-members, free for members and you can sign up on the spot with an annual membership of only $25. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs are encouraged.

Songwriter Showcase – Fri, August 5th

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On Friday, August 5 at 7 pm, John Duggleby hosts his monthly MSG Songwriter Showcase at Tuvalu Coffeehouse, 300 S. Main St. in downtown Verona.  After kick-starting the room with a few, John welcomes MSG member and Madison Area Music Assn. (MAMA) award winner Karen Wheelock, and Chicago favorite Laura Joy, followed by Dane County’s only originals-only open mic—if you wrote it, come and share it!  Unwind from the work week in Tuvalu’s living-room ambiance with your favorite beer, wine or caffeinated concoction.  Suggested donation $5, and a bargain at any price!

Songwriters in the Round – July 27 @ the Brink

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MSG’s July Songwriters in the Round cruises through The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 PM , 701 E. Washington in Madison.

This month is a bit unique With Joe “Snare” Vosen, Dave Schindele, and John Max Jacobs. Each is a fine songwriter. But, these three also work together to back each other vocally and instrumentally on each other’s tunes. It promises to be great music with a fuller than usual sound.

Cover is only $5.

Song Workshop – Wed, July 20th

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop is happening this Wednesday, July 20th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or on a recording and get instant feedback from local songwriters. Listen to some new original songs and give your impressions. Cost is $5 for non-members, free for members and you can sign up on the spot with an annual membership of only $25. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs are encouraged.

Songwriter Showcase & open mic – 7/8

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On Friday, July 8, at 7 pm, John Duggleby hosts his monthly MSG Songwriter Showcase at Tuvalu Coffeehouse, 300 S. Main St. in downtown Verona.  After kick-starting the room with a few, John welcomes popular young songwriter Teddy Davenport and veteran Ervin Allen, followed by Dane County’s only originals-only open mic — if you wrote it, come and share it!  Unwind from the work week in Tuvalu’s living-room ambiance with your favorite beer, wine or caffeinated concoction.  Suggested donation $5, and a bargain at any price!

June Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 6/22

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MSG’s June Songwriters in the Round swings through The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM , 701 E. Washington in Madison. Featured songwriters this month include Thistle, Lynn Smith and Stephen Lee Rich. Cover is only $5.

Thistle – Thistle is a long-time Madison performer. Her music involves insightful and
melodic observations about the environment and community. She’ll sing
tunes from her CD, “Animal Dreams”

Lynn Smith – Lynn is a Madison favorite and always welcome at SIR with his
insightful and inventive songwriting.

Stephen Lee Rich – The Old Vaudevillian has started writing again (Danger,
Will Robinson). His new material is just as surprising as the old.

No June Songwriter Showcase

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Due to a conflict with Verona’s Hometown Days festival, there will be NO MSG Songwriter Showcase in June.  Host John Duggleby returns with guest artists Teddy Davenport and Erv Allen on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm.  See you then!

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, May 25th at the Brink

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MSG’s May Songwriters in the Round swings through The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM , 701 E. Washington in Madison. Featured songwriters this month include Jim Barnard, Michael Bryant and Stephen Lee Rich. Cover is only $5.

Song Workshop this Wed, 5/18

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop takes place this Wednesday, May 18th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or on a recording and get instant feedback from local songwriters. Listen to some new original songs and give your impressions. Cost is $5 for non-members, free for members and you can sign up on the spot with an annual membership of only $25. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs are encouraged.

Songwriter Showcase – Fri, May 6th @ 7 pm

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On Friday, May 6, at 7 pm (new start time), John Duggleby returns to the friendly confines of Tuvalu Coffeehouse in Verona to host his monthly MSG Songwriter Showcase.

After kick-starting the room with a few, John welcomes legendary guitar shredmeister John Masino, who has won a gazillion Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards and was almost a member of Foghat (their loss, our gain).  Also appearing as guest artists are Steve and Kelly Brumm, smooth country crooners reminiscent of good ol’ duos like George & Tammy, Conway & Loretta, Porter & Dolly, Sonny & Cher (just kidding).

Following all this will be Dane County’s only originals-only open mic—if you wrote it, come and share it!  Unwind from the work week in Tuvalu’s living-room ambiance with your favorite beer, wine or caffeinated concoction.  Suggested donation $5, and a bargain at any price.