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Acoustic Music Night at Talula – April 12th

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will join forces with Talula‘s acoustic jam for a new monthly songwriter night starting this Tuesday, April 12th at 8 p.m. This growing acoustic jam will give songwriters a chance to play with a backing band. In April, Rich Baumann and Tom Kastle will represent MSG, but everyone is welcome. Musicians are encouraged to get up on stage to jam with the band or to try out a tune and have the band jam along.

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.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 2/9

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, February 9th for this new workshop called Tune Up Your Songwriting.  Dave Schindele hosts presenter and talented storyteller, Tom Kastle. Tom will talk about his experiences with songwriting followed by a group discussion.

As part of the workshop, you are invited to bring a recording of a favorite song for the group to analyze. Several songs will be selected to illustrate what makes a good song. 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 $5-10 donation.

Willy St. Co-op East is located at 1221 Williamson St. in Madison. Out of consideration for Co-op shoppers, please park on the street. There may be time to share original songs at the end of the workshop, so please bring your instrument if you are interested.

Annual Membership Meeting – 11/21

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Madison Songwriters Guild will hold its Annual Membership meeting on Sunday Nov.21st at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. There will be a “meet & greet” from 1-2 pm and the meeting will start at 2:00pm. We’ll be electing Board of Director members and officers and plotting the course for MSG for the coming year. With any luck the actual meeting will take less than an hour.

New members are encouraged to attend and there will be someone on hand to sign you up if you want to join. This is a great opportunity to find out what this group is all about and to meet some local songwriters, so come with your questions and suggestions and talk to members, both experienced and new.

Bring your instruments, we’ll be having a song-circle after the meeting!

Songwriter Night, 8/12 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann, and friends share original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 6:30 p.m. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue.

For more information, check out the Events page.

Songwriter Night, 7/8 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann, Jim Barnard, Paul Stiegler and Dave Schindele share some of their original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7 p.m. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue.

For more information, check out the Events page.

Songwriter Night, 6/10 @ Water House Foods

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Rich Baumann and friends share songs in the relaxed atmosphere of Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7 p.m. this Thursday.  Poet/songwriter Lynn Smith and local rocker “Cactus” Joe Leonard will join Rich this month. There will also be an opportunity for others to share a song or two between sets, so bring your instrument if you’d like to participate. Cost is only $5.

For more information, click over to our Events page.

Songwriter Night – Friday, May 14th @ 7:00

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Rich Baumann hosts another local songwriter night on Friday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains. Dave Schindele will be joining Rich and co-hosting.

This month’s featured songwriters are Paul Stiegler and John Duggleby.  There will be a sign-up for others to play a song and the evening typically ends with some jamming. You’re guaranteed an evening of good music, good coffee and good company. Cost is $5.

Songwriter Night-Friday, April 9th @ 7 p.m.

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Rich Baumann hosts another local songwriter night and this one is on Friday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains.

This month’s songwriters are Lynn Patrick Smith and Dave Schindele. There will be a sign-up for others to play a song and the evening typically ends with some jamming. You’re guaranteed good music, good coffee, and good company. Cost is $5.

Songwriter Night Friday, March 12th

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Rich Baumann hosts another songwriter night this Friday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains.

The featured artists this month are Tom Kastle, and Jen Logueflower. Come out ready to participate with your voice and instrument. There will be a sign up for songwriters to present a song and the evening will end with some jamming!

Songwriters Night Thursday, March 11 @ 7:00

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Rich Baumann is excited about songwriters playing music together, so he gathers a few songwriter friends to share original songs once a month in the relaxed atmosphere of Water House Foods in Lake Mills. March’s evening will feature RichTracy Jane Comer and John Crossman. We hope to see you there!

For more information, click over to our Events page.