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Songwriter Showcase – Friday, June 5th

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Head over to Tuvalu Coffeehouse at 300 S. Main in Verona on Friday, June 5, at 7:30 pm for MSG’s Songwriter Showcase.  John Duggleby hosts this monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to perform their original compositions.  This month will feature Madison’s multi-genre guitar/songwriting guru Jim Schwall and—all the way from North Carolina—Chas Coberly.  Suggested $5 donation, $3 for students/seniors.   For more information or if you’d like to be considered as a future featured artist, contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Monthly Critique – 5/16 @ 7 pm

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, May 16th 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.

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

Monthly Song Critique – Wed, 4/18 ***change in location

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, April 18th 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, located at 3416 University Avenue. This temporary change for April is less than 2 blocks east of the usual Noodles & Co. spot.

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. Next month’s challenge will be chosen at the critique, so come with your ideas. Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune.

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

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 4/11

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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 this month’s hosts, Rich Baumann and Jim Schwall. 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.

Songwriting Workshop – Monday, 4/9

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Nashville singer/songwriter/publisher Washuntara hosts an evening of songwriting mentoring on Monday, April 9th. Washuntara is a talented songwriter and performer who has worked as a songwriter in the country music capital of the world for the past 20 years, owns his own music publishing company, Passionworks, and has enjoyed success performing and writing in Australia, Europe and America.

Join him at the Center for Conscious Living on Monday, April 9th from 7-9:30 PM for an evening of songwriting. The cost is $25.

Then, return to the Center on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm for an intimate performance by this poignant and insightful songwriter. Tickets for the performance are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and can be obtained through the Center’s website under Special Events.

Demo Recording – Sat., Mar. 17th

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, March 17th. 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.

The cost is a very affordable $39 in advance, with a $10 discount available for Madison Songwriters Guild members. You can become an MSG member at the recording session. Contact Rich Baumann at richbaumann@charter.net or drop by any MSG event to pay in advance.

Randy’s Recording and Production is located at:
4770 Gaston Cir., Rt 2
Cottage Grove, WI, 53527
(608) 839-4154

Questions? Contact randy@randysrecording.com.

Recording Opportunity – Feb. 11th

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, February 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.

The cost is a very affordable $39 in advance, with a $10 discount available for Madison Songwriters Guild members. You can become an MSG member at the recording session. Contact Rich Baumann at richbaumann@charter.net or drop by any MSG event to pay in advance.

Randy’s Recording and Production is located at:
4770 Gaston Cir., Rt 2
Cottage Grove, WI, 53527
(608) 839-4154

Questions? Contact randy@randysrecording.com.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 2/8

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Head on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, February 8th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann and featured songwriters Ken Lonquist and Dave Schindele. 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.

January Song Critique – Wed, 1/18

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, January 18th 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 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. New or nearly new songs, in particular, are encouraged. Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!

Monthly Critique on in December

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, December 21st at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 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. New or nearly new songs, in particular, are encouraged. Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!