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Recording Opportunity – June 26th, 1-4

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer another recording seminar for the performing songwriter.

Each songwriter records a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice), and the process is explained as you go. Then the group evaluates the demos for recordability and Randy chooses one to produce at the studio.

Every songwriter goes home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day. This is the fourth time Randy and MSG have teamed up to offer this event, and the participants at previous sessions were very pleased with the results.

Cost is $35 for MSG members, $60 for non-members (which includes a 1-year membership)
Date/time: Saturday, June 26th, 1-4 p.m.

Randy’s Recording and Production is located at:
4770 Gaston Cir., Rt 2
Cottage Grove, WI, 53527
(608) 839-4154

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Songwriters in the Round – 6/23 @ 7:30

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Drop by The Brink on Wednesday, June 23rd for MSG’s Songwriters in the Round event. We promise you’ll hear some great local, original music with an appreciative audience for only 5 bucks.

Specifically, June’s SIR features longtime MSG member and prodigious songwriter, Ken Jackson,  songwriter and violinist Julia McConahay, and recent Song Showdown winner and Subvocal member, Vanessa Tortolano.

Reminder on the time: From April through August, Songwriters in the Round (SIR) will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Wed. of the month at The Brink Lounge. For more information, check out the Events page.

Song Critique – June 16th at 7 p.m.

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The next song critique is this Wednesday, June 16th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. If you have a new or slightly used song that you want some immediate feedback on, this is the group for you. Check out the Events page for more details. We hope to see you there!

Songwriter Night, 6/10 @ Water House Foods

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Rich Baumann and friends share songs in the relaxed atmosphere of Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7 p.m. this Thursday.  Poet/songwriter Lynn Smith and local rocker “Cactus” Joe Leonard will join Rich this month. There will also be an opportunity for others to share a song or two between sets, so bring your instrument if you’d like to participate. Cost is only $5.

For more information, click over to our Events page.

Song Showdown, Wed. 6/9 @ The Alchemy

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall will be your host.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and MSG members can help judge the contestants. Even better, new members can sign up on the spot. Anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Special Songwriter Night @ Cafe Carpe – 6/4

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Cafe Carpe and MSG present a songwriter night this Thursday, June 4th from 8-11, featuring Rich Baumann, Stephen Lee Rich, Sandy Andina, and Kris Adams. The show kicks of with a Song Share from 8-8:30, so bring your instrument and sign up for your chance to play at the listening room that is the Cafe Carpe.

Cafe Carpe is located in downtown Fort Atkinson at 18 S.Water Street West, about 35 miles southeast of Madison. Check out their site for directions.