Madison Songwriters Guild

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Feb

6

Technical Difficulties on this site…

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The Madisonsongwriters.com site is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, having inexplicably reverted back to 2012 posts. We’ve got our best songwriter minds on it and will hopefully come up with a fix or a workaround soon. Now if we could just remember where we parked our DeLorean…


Feb

25

Songwriter Showcase – Friday, March 6th

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Head over to Tuvalu Coffeehouse at 300 S. Main in Verona on Friday, March 6 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 original compositions.

This month will feature talented Keith Hampton, Tuvalu’s music manager, and versatile songsmith Les Hoffman.  Suggested $5 donation, $3 for students/seniors.   For more information or if you’d like to be considered as a future featured artist, contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Feb

23

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 2/25/15 @ The Brink

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MSG holds it’s premier event, Songwriters in the Round, on Wednesday February 25th at 7:00 at The Brink Lounge. Featured songwriters this month include:

Lynn Smith
Mark Adkins of subvocal
Wolfgang Lochner

There is a $5 Cover that goes to cover the cost of the venue and to give these local songwriters a little walkin’ around money for the show. We’ll see you there!

Feb

16

Open Song Critique – Wed, Feb 18th

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 p.m.
at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a song or lyric to play
live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give
some of your own. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs are encouraged.

Feb

6

Songwriter Showcase – Fri, Feb. 6, 2015

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Head over to Tuvalu Coffeehouse at 300 S. Main in Verona on Friday, February 6, 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 original compositions.  This month will feature MSG songwriter and yodeling cowboy Stephen Lee Rich and acoustic roots aficionado TBurns.  Suggested $5 donation, $3 for students/seniors.

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

Aug

20

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, Aug 22nd

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Madison Songwriters Guild holds its premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on E. Washington this Wednesday, August 22nd starting at 7:00 pm. This month’s guest performers are:

Join us for a heaping helping of original music for only 5 bucks, which is dirt cheap for this much original entertainment! For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Aug

13

Monthly Song Critique – Wed, 8/15

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, August 15th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a song or lyric to play live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs are encouraged.

Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!

Aug

6

Recording Opportunity – Sat, 8/11

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, August 11th. Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at Randy Green’s award-winning local studio and learn about the recording process as you go. At the end the group will evaluate the demos and each songwriter will go home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day. Read more »

Aug

6

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 8/8

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Drive, run or bike on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, August 8th for the return of Tune Up Your Songwriting with host Rich Baumann and this month’s guest presenter, storyteller Reid Miller. This event is designed to give songwriters musical food for thought in a friendly atmosphere with other local songwriters.

Bring your instrument to share a song at the end of the workshop or come with a CD recording of a favorite song for the group to listen to and discuss.  This event starts with a 5:30 potluck/meet and greet followed by the 6:30 workshop. Admission is a suggested $5-15 donation.

Jul

24

Songwriter Showcase/Showdown – Wed, 8/1

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Head over to the Bourbon Street Grille in Monona at 7:30 pm and experience MSG’s newest edition to the local songwriting scene, the Songwriter Showcase/Showdown. John Duggleby hosts this new monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an “American Idol”-type competition for original songs (MSG membership required) and an open mic for anyone who wants to perform their compositions. This month John welcomes MSGs and unique song stylists John Crossman and John Jacobs.   

For more information about this cool event, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.