Song Workshop – Wed, 6/21 @ 7

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MSG hosts its monthly song critique/workshop this Wednesday, June 21st at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or recorded and get instant feedback from other local songwriters while providing some of your own. 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.

MSG Songwriters in the Round – Friday, March 3rd

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John Jacobs hosts Songwriters in the Round, Friday March 3 at the Tuvalu Coffeehouse in Verona. 7 to 9:30 pm. Come out and hear some great music from Joe Snare, Margo Tiedt and Raine Stern. John will be getting some songs in too, of course.  And if you don’t know, Tuvalu is a very cozy, family friendly place. A good place to get your mind off the roller coaster of the daily news and to remember there are a lot of good things happening in the world too.

Song Workshop – Wed, Feb 15th @ 7

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop happens this Wednesday, February 15th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or recorded and get instant feedback from local songwriters. It’s also a chance to hear some new original music and help another songwriter with your feedback. 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.

MSG Songwriter Showcase – Friday, Feb. 3rd

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Join awesome composers Dana Perry, Jim Barnard and John Jacobs on Friday, February 3rd at 7 PM for an evening of great songs and good vibes in the cozy and friendly atmosphere of the Tuvalu Coffeehouse in Verona. Lynn Smith, another great local songster, will host.

Song Workshop Wed., January 18th

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop is happening this Wednesday, January 18th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a lyric or song to play live or recorded and get instant feedback from local songwriters. It’s also a chance to hear some new original music and help another songwriter with your feedback. 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, December 2nd

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After founding the monthly MSG Songwriter Showcase almost five years ago,  John Duggleby hosts his final event on Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at Tuvalu Coffeehouse, 300 S. Main St. in downtown Verona.  (Fear not, John Jacobs and Lynn Smith are taking it over)  For this farewell party John and his duo partner Dave Hopper will play a mini-set opening for the fabulous McDougals, who will perform for a full hour.

Following will be Dane County’s only originals-only open mic—if you wrote it, come and share it!  The evening will conclude with a group jam of John’s song “Meet Me at the Watering Hole,” an easy G-C-D three-chorder (with a stray B minor shuck in).  All musicians are welcome to join in—especially if you play something other than guitar.

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!  Don’t miss this one—help send John off in style!

Song Workshop – Wed, 11/16

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop happens this Wednesday, November 16th 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, Nov. 5th

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On Friday, November 4th, at 7 pm, John Duggleby hosts the 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 MSG tunesmiths Dave Shindele and Stephen Lee Rich, 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 – Wed, Oct 26th @ The Brink

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MSG’s July Songwriters in the Round crash-lands in The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM , 701 E. Washington in Madison.

This last SIR of the year features Dave SchindeleJohn Max Jacobs and Stephen Lee Rich.

Dave has been playing piano, singing, and writing poetry for as long as he can remember and loves the power of music, and, even more than a good performance, a song well-written.

John Max Jacobs is a musical chameleon. He’s played and sung in classic rock bands, jazz/lounge duos, a country/oldies band, church choirs, nursing homes and hospitals. Underneath he’s a hopeless romantic and a sucker for pop music and dance rhythms. He writes love songs for the world.

Stephen Lee Rich is a folksinger, stand-up, comic, country singer, songwriter, and master of ceremonies who will contribute his own unique brand of songs and madness to the event.

All that for a paltry $5.00! What’s not to like?

Song Workshop – Wed, 10/19

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MSG’s monthly song critique/workshop happens this Wednesday, October 19th 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.