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.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 5/9

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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 hostRich Baumann and this month’s guest presenter, piano poet Dave Schindele. 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.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 1/11

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Head on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, January 11th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann. Bring your instrument and 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.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 12/14

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Drop by the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, December 14th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann and featured guest Barry Wayne Callen. Bring your instrument and 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.

Annual Membership Meeting rescheduled – Jan.29th (save the date!)

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Happy New Year! This year’s annual Madison Songwriters Guild membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 pm at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. This is the Sunday before the Superbowl.

We’re asking all current (and future!) members to come and participate. You can sign up on the spot. Why should you attend? This is where we have a chance to talk about plans for 2012, elect board members, brainstorm a little bit and just get to know each other a bit better. After the official business is done, feel free to stick around and play some music.

Stay tuned for updates to the location and events. We’ll see you there!

Acoustic Jam @ Talula – 8/9

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will again join forces with Talula’s acoustic jam for a monthly songwriter night on Tuesday, August 10th at 8 p.m. The jam gives songwriters a chance to play a few solo songs or to get up on stage and jame with a top-notch house band.

Talula is already known for great food and music, so this event will become a songwriter favorite. Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.

Tune Up Your Songwriting Workshop – 7/13

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, July 13th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop hosted by Rich Baumann with special guests Tim Southwick Johnson and John Duggleby.

Bring your instrument if you are interested in sharing an original 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.

Willy St. Co-op East is located at 1221 Williamson St. in Madison.

*Note that Willy St. is under heavy construction, so out of consideration for Co-op shoppers, please park on a side street.

Songwriter Night @ Talula – 7/12

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will again join forces with Talula’s acoustic jam for a monthly songwriter night on Tuesday, July 12th at 8 p.m. The jam gives songwriters a chance to play a few solo songs or to get up on stage and jame with a top-notch house band.

Talula is already known for great food and music, so this event will become a songwriter favorite. Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.

Songwriter Night @ Talula – 6/14

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will again join forces with Talula’s acoustic jam for this new monthly songwriter night on Tuesday, June 14th at 8 p.m. The jam gives songwriters a chance to play a few solo songs or to get up on stage and jame with a top-notch house band.

Talula is already known for great food and music, so this event will become a songwriter favorite. Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.

Songwriter Night – Tuesday, 5/10 at Talula

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will join forces with Talula‘s acoustic jam for the second installment of this new monthly songwriter night on Tuesday, May 10th at 8 p.m. This growing acoustic jam gives songwriters a chance to play a few songs or to get up on stage and jame with the top-notch house band. In May, Rich BaumannJohn Duggleby, and Dave Schindele will represent MSG, but everyone is welcome.

Already known for great food and music, this event will become a songwriter favorite, so check it out.

Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.