Madison Songwriters Guild

Changing the world one musician at a time!

Songwriters in the Round – September 28

By admin

MSG’s July Songwriters in the Round cruises through The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM, 701 E. Washington in Madison.

WHEN: September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Nightclub
COST: $5 cover

Performers this month include:

Les Hoffman  – Les returns with songs new and old about almost anyone and anything.

The Big Swell – The Big Swell brings a very Punk-ish and British sensibility to his songwriting. He’s been gone from our stage for far too long. We’re glad to finally have him back.

Matt Pierce – With a slightly Country bend to his music, Matt will wow you with his melodic insights.

Songwriter Showcase – Friday, October 7th

By admin

On Friday, October 7, at 7 pm, Lynn Smith hosts the monthly MSG Songwriter Showcase at Tuvalu Coffeehouse, 300 S. Main St. in downtown Verona.  After kick-starting the room with a few, Lynn welcomes all the way from North Carolina Chas Coberly and MSG’s own Jeff Holcomb, 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!

Song Workshop – Wed, Sept 21

By admin

MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop takes place this Wednesday, September 21st 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 – Friday, September 9th

By admin

On Friday, September 9, 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 talented tunesmiths Jim Barnard and Bruce Edwin, 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!

Song Workshop – Wed, Aug. 17

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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.