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Songwriter Night – 2/10 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, guest host Dave Schindele takes over this intimate songwriter night which will feature performers Patrick McCormick and Stephen Lee Rich sharing their original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. Cover is only $5 and there will be a chance for audience members to share a song right before the performance at 6:30. 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 resumes in February!

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The Song Showdown kicks off again on Wed., 2/2 and continues on the first Wednesday of every month at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside in Madison. This new edition will be hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner.

The Showdown will start at 7:00 p.m. and be webcast live each month on http://www.reddragontv.tv. Come to compete, play during the open mic, or just be part of the fun. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic. However, only MSG members may compete in the Showdown, but new members can sign up on the spot.

Red Dragon TV looking for hosts

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Red Dragon TV wants on-air talent! They need rotating hosts for their weekly open mic and feature artists for their Friday night program, “Red Dragon Concert Stage.” For more details about the open mic or the Friday night show, contact Ari John Whitewolf at reddragon@reddragontv.tv.

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 1/14 @ Wild Hog in the Woods

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Rich Baumann hosts a very special songwriter night this Friday, January 14th at Wild Hog in the Woods, located in the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center on Jenifer Street in Madison. Rich, Meaghan OwensLorieAnna and Tom Kastle will share their considerable talents when they share the stage starting at 8 p.m. Cost is $3.

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.