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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.

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!

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.

Song Critique – Wed., 10/20 @ 7 pm

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The next song critique is Wednesday, October 20th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. New and nearly new songs are recommended, but any and all are welcome. Check out the Events page for more details.

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.

Song Critique – Wed., 9/15 @ 7 pm

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The next song critique is this Wednesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. Bring a song and get immediate feedback from the group or come prepared to listen and comment. New and lightly used songs are particularly appropriate for this group. Check out the Events page for more details. Hope to see you there!

August Songwriters in the Round, 8/25

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Stop into The Brink on Wednesday, August 25th for MSG’s Songwriters in the Round and hear some great local, original music in a comfortable setting for a very reasonable 5 bucks.

August’s SIR features songwriters Rich Baumann, Dave Schindele, and the winners of last month’s Songwriters Showdow, duo Ivan & Steph.

Note on the time: From April through August, 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.

Songwriting Critique – Wed., 8/18 @ 7 pm

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The next song critique is this Wednesday, August 18th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. Bring a song and get immediate feedback from the group or come prepared to listen and comment. New and lightly used songs are particularly appropriate for this group. Check out the Events page for more details. Hope to see you there!

Songwriters in the Round, 7/28 @ 7:30

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Stop into The Brink on Wednesday, July 28th for MSG’s Songwriters in the Round and take in some great local, original music in a comfortable setting for a super-reasonable 5 bucks.

July’s SIR features these multi-talented songwriters: MSG president and cowboy yodeler, Stephen Lee Rich; poet/songwriter Lynn Smith, and photographer/songwriter Jim Barnard.

Note on the time: From April through August, 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.