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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!

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 »

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.

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.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, July 25th

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Madison Songwriters Guild holds our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on E. Washington this Wednesday, July 25th starting at 7:00 pm. This month’s guest performers are Amanda Pool, Stephen Lee Rich and Jim Schwall.

Join us for a heaping helping of original music for a paltry $5. For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Song Critique – Wed, 7/18

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, July 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.

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

Songwriter Showcase/Showdown – Friday, 7/6

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Head over to the Bourbon Street Grille in Monona on Friday, July 6 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.

Weather permitting, we’ll be on the rooftop patio overlooking the Yahara River.  This month John welcomes MSG president Stephen Lee Rich and winner of last month’s Song Showdown, Amanda Pool.

Non-members can join MSG for the low the annual membership fee of $25.

For more information, or if you’d like to be a featured performer at a future event (MSG members get preference) click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, June 27th

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Madison Songwriters Guild holds our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on E. Washington this Wednesday, June 27th starting at 7:00 pm. This month features the variety-packed line-up of unique songwriters Dan Hazlett, Rich Baumann, and The Big Swell.

Join us for a heaping helping of original music for a paltry $5. For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Songwriters Retreat – 6/22 to 6/24

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It’s not too late to sign up for Madison Songwriters Guild’s 3rd annual Songwriters Retreat from June 22-24th, 2012.

This year’s retreat will be hosted by Dan Hazlett. Dan is a producer, sound engineer, playwright, musician, singer, songwriter and businessman who has achieved notoriety in events and songwriting contests nationwide, and has worked with some truly top notch musicians.

Cost is $289 with some scholarships available and includes meals and lodging at the Bethel Horizons Retreat Center, 4651 County Road Zz in Dodgeville, WI, 53533.

Contact rich@richbaumann.com or call 608-241-2615 for more information or to enroll.

Monthly Critique – 6/20 @ 7 pm

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, June 20th 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 , in particular, are encouraged.

***We’ve added a new feature to the critique called the Monthly Song Challenge. In June, the challenge is aimed at those of us who procrastinate: Complete a song that you’ve started or always thought about writing but haven’t started and bring it to the critique to share. We will present a new challenge for July at June’s critique.

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