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Monthly Song Critique – 8/17 @ 7

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, August 17th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue.

Bring a new or nearly new song or lyric to play live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Check out the Events page for more details, and we’ll see you there!

Recording Opportunity – July 23rd @ 1pm

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer another recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, July 23rd. Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at this local studio and learn about the process as you go. Read more »

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.

Song Showdown Tonight, 7/6

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The monthly Song Showdown happens tonight, Tuesday, July 6th. Check it out live at the headquarters of Red Dragon TV or watch the live webcast. For more details, click over to the Events page.

Song Critique – 6/15

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, June 15th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. Bring a new or nearly new song or lyric to play live or on CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Check out the Events page for more details, and we’ll see you there!

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.

Recording Opportunity – Sat., 5/14 @ 1 pm

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer another recording seminar for the performing songwriter.

Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at this local studio and learn about the process as you go. At the end, the group will evaluate the demos for recordability and Randy chooses one to produce more fully at the studio.

Every songwriter goes home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day.
Specs:
Cost is $29 in advance, or $39 on the day of the recording session. Contact Rich Baumann at richbaumann@charter.net or drop by any MSG event to pay in advance.
Date/time: Saturday, May 14th, 1-4 p.m.

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., 5/11

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, May131h for the workshop, Tune Up Your Songwriting.  This month’s workshop will be hosted by a panel of songwriters to include Jim Schwall, Dave Schindele, John Jacobs, and Rich Baumann.

Bring your instrument if you are interested in sharing an original song at the end of the workshop or 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 – 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.

Song Showdown – May 4th

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The Song Showdown is live again this Wednesday, May 4th at 7 p.m. at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside St. in Madison. Hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner, the Showdown is also webcast on http://www.reddragontv.tv.

Come to compete, play at the open mic, or to cheer on your favorite performer. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic, but you must be an MSG member to compete in the Showdown or help with the judging (though not on the same night!). New members can sign up on the spot.