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New Event! April 4 Songwriter Showcase/Showdown

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Head over to the Bourbon Street Grille in Monona at 7 pm and experience MSG’s newest edition to the local songwriting scene, the Songwriter Showcase/Showdown. John Duggleby hosts and MSG stalwarts Rich Baumann and Dave Schindele will be the featured artists at this new monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an “American Idol”-type competition for original songs.  Original music starting at 7:15, nice venue, great food– all we need is you! 

For a bunch more information about this cool new event, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at

Songwriters in the Round – 3/28 @ The Brink

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Join Madison Songwriters Guild for our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on March 28th starting at 7:00 pm.

This month’s SIR will feature an acoustic version of John “Das Binky” Argentiero‘s big pop/rock, the blues-rock of Rita Witter and the jazz stylings of Nancy Rost.

This event always involves plenty of original music by plenty of original songwriters for a paltry $5.

For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Monthly Song Critique + Challenge = Wed, 3/21

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, March 21st 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 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 , in particular, are encouraged.

***We’ve added a new feature to the critique called the Monthly Song ChallengeThis month’s challenge is to write a song that involves all 5 senses – sight, smell, touch, feel and taste. (Extra credit for involving additional senses.) Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune!

Bring your “sense song” to the critique to discuss (in addition to another tune or as your monthly critique tune) and we’ll compare notes.

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

Tune Up Your Songwriting @ Noodles – Wed, 3/14

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Head on down to Noodles & Company on University Avenue in Madison on Wednesday, March 14th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann.

*** Please note the change in location this month. ***

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