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Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 4/25

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Join Madison Songwriters Guild for our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on April 25th starting at 7:00 pm.

This month’s SIR will feature Jim Schwall, Tim Sedgwick Johnson and Corinne McKnight.

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 – Wed, 4/18 ***change in location

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, April 18th 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, located at 3416 University Avenue. This temporary change for April is less than 2 blocks east of the usual Noodles & Co. spot.

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 Challenge. Next month’s challenge will be chosen at the critique, so come with your ideas. Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune.

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

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 4/11

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Drive, run or bike on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, April 11th for the latest monthly installment of Tune Up Your Songwriting with this month’s hosts, Rich Baumann and Jim Schwall. 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.

Songwriting Workshop – Monday, 4/9

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Nashville singer/songwriter/publisher Washuntara hosts an evening of songwriting mentoring on Monday, April 9th. Washuntara is a talented songwriter and performer who has worked as a songwriter in the country music capital of the world for the past 20 years, owns his own music publishing company, Passionworks, and has enjoyed success performing and writing in Australia, Europe and America.

Join him at the Center for Conscious Living on Monday, April 9th from 7-9:30 PM for an evening of songwriting. The cost is $25.

Then, return to the Center on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm for an intimate performance by this poignant and insightful songwriter. Tickets for the performance are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and can be obtained through the Center’s website under Special Events.