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Early Songwriters in the Round – January 26th

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Stop into The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. for Madison Songwriters Guild’s Songwriters in the Round and hear some great original music in a comfortable setting for only 5 bucks.

January’s featured songwriters:
Wolfgang Lochner – winner of the 2010 Madison Songwriters Guild Song Showdown and host of the 2011 Song Showdown.
Windsor Marie – winner of the 2010 Song Showdown in October with their original tune, “Vulture Eye,” Windsor Marie is a collaboration between Rockwell Windsor Rice on guitar, and Anne Marie Tripp on vocals.
John Crossman – songwriter, living room recorder and perennial participant in February Album Writing Month (FAWM).

*Note the earlier start time for the January show. For more info, check out the Events page.

Songwriter Night – 1/13 @ Water House Foods

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On Thursday night, Rich Baumann and friends share original music at Water House Foods at 110 East Lake Street in downtown Lake Mills. This month, special guests Corey Hart and Reid Miller will join Rich. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs only 5 bucks. 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.

Song Showdown Winner Announced!

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Congratulations to 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner!

Wolfgang took home bragging rights and a nice bundle of prizes including an Alchemy gift certificate and some recording time at local, award-winning Paradyme Productions recording studio when his song “MC Hammer” won the night on Wednesday, December 8th at The Alchemy

Nine fine local songwriters competed in the final, which was the culmination of a year of monthly Song Showdown winners. The caliber of the songs was so good that at one point, one of the judges was heard to remark that an enormous tie might be the outcome.

The Madison Songwriters Guild would like to thank Jim Schwall for hosting the Song Showdown every month, and the venue, The Alchemy, for their support.

Songwriter Night – 12/9 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann and friends share original music at Water House Foods located at 110 East Lake Street in scenic downtown Lake Mills. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs a paltry 5 bucks. 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.

Final Song Showdown of 2010!

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Your last chance to see the Madison Songwriters Guild Song Showdown happens next Wednesday, December 8th at 8:30 p.m. at The Alchemy, located at 1980 Atwood Avenue in Madison. There is no cover charge.

This grand finale is a competition for the “Song of the Year” title among the Showdown’s monthly winners. The big winner walks away with an Alchemy gift certificate and a professional recording of the chosen song at the award-winning Paradyme Productions recording studio.

Monthly winners have included these fine local songwriters: Heather Abney, Ryan Gavin, Hugh G. Gogh, Ivan & Steph, Maxwell James, Wolfgang Lochner, Vanessa Tortolano, Anna Vogelzang and Windsor Marie.

MSG members are encouraged to come and help host Jim Schwall judge the competition. Check out the events page for more information.

Songwriters in the Round, October 27th

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Stop into The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. for Madison Songwriters Guild’s Songwriters in the Round and hear some great original music in a comfortable setting for only 5 bucks.

October’s featured songwriters are:
Kyle Miller – a talented songwriter and banjo player. Think Bela Fleck meets John Hartford.
Hugh G. Gogh – winner of August’s Song Showdown.
Sandy Andina in a rare Madison solo performance.

Note that this will be the last Songwriters in the Round of the Year, but we will resume in January. For more information, check out the Events page.

Songwriter Night, 10/14 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann, and friends Patti Ecker and Tom Kastle share original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. for only $5. 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.

September Songwriters in the Round – 9/22 @ 7:30 pm

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Stop into The Brink on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. for Madison Songwriters Guild’s Songwriters in the Round and hear some great local, original music in a comfortable setting for a very reasonable 5 bucks.

September’s featured songwriters include Wolfgang Lochner, Rich “The Big Swell” Skeats, and Ryan Gavin.

Note on the time: From April through October, Songwriters in the Round (SIR) will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Wed. of the month at The Brink Lounge. For more information, check out the Events page.

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.

Song Showdown – 8/11 @ The Alchemy

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and MSG members help judge the contestants, but new members can sign up on the spot! And, anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.