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Songwriter Night – 11/10 @ 6pm

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Songsmith Dave Schindele hosts this special edition Songwriter Night on Thursday, November 10th at 6 pm at 132 East Wilson Street. This is our monthly Water House Foods gig transplanted from Lake Mills for the month of November while they expand to bring the area more live music and delicious food. MSG will head back to Lake Mills in the new year.

John Jacobs and Barry Wayne Callen will share their time and talents on this special songwriter night. Expect some great music and some special guests, and in the meantime, check out Barry’s new CD on CD Baby!

It’s all happening at the Madison Mark Apartments at 132 East Wilson Street. There’s plenty of street parking, so pop into the lobby, punch in 1200 on the keypad and head on up. If you’re a songwriter and would like to share a song or two, bring your instrument and we’ll see you there.

Recording Opportunity – November 12th

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, November 12th. Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at this local studio and learn about the recording process as you go. At the end, the group will evaluate the demos for recordability and Randy will choose one to produce more fully at the studio. Read more »

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 9/28

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This month’s Songwriters in the Round at The Brink Lounge will start earlier than usual at 6:30 pm in the lounge.

This month’s SIR features Corinne McKnight, Andrea Potts and Lynn Smith.

Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features plenty of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters for a paltry $5.

For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Monthly Song Critique – Wed., 9/21

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, September 21st 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!

Tune Up Your Songwriting – 9/14

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, September 14th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann.

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.

Songwriter Night – 8/11 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann hosts an intimate songwriter night  at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. This month, he will feature fellow songsmiths, Tom Kastle and Paul Stiegler.

Cover is only $5 and you can open the show by playing a song or two at 6:30. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue!

Tune Up Your Songwriting: Blues Edition – 8/10

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, August 10th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop hosted by Jim Schwall. Jim will tackle the subject of songwriting in a special workshop entitled, “So You Want to Write a Blues Song?” Writers of all styles are invited to attend.

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Songwriter Retreat 7/29-7/31

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The Madison Songwriters Guild is teaming up with folk icon Tret Fure for a Songwriter Retreat called “The Joy of Self Expression,” scheduled for July 29-31 at Bethel Horizons in Dodgeville. Last year’s retreat with Tret got rave reviews from everyone who attended, so put this one on your calendar now.

The cost is $249 including the workshop and 2 mights of lodging and meals, or $449 for 2 people. Contact Rich Baumann for questions or registration, or you can register directly on Tret’s site.

Songwriters in the Round – July 27th @ 7 pm

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This month’s Songwriters in the Round at The Brink Lounge features Jim SchwallTim Southwick Johnson, and David Cox.

Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features plenty of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters for a paltry $5.

For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Monthly Song Critique – 7/20 @ 7 pm

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, July 20th 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!