Archive

You are currently browsing the Madison Songwriters Guild blog archives.

Songwriter Night @ Wild Hog in the Woods – Fri., 2/10

By admin

Rich Baumann, Jim Schwall and friends will gather for a night of music at local folk favorite, The Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse on Friday, February 10th.

Cover is only $3 and pays the rent, and additional donations are welcome for the performers. Check back for more performers and other details TBA!

Songwriters in the Round – Wed., 1/25

By admin

This month marks the return of the Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event, Songwriters in the Round at The Brink Lounge starting at 7:00 pm in the lounge.

This month’s SIR will feature Rich Baumann, Stephen Lee Rich and Ken Jackson.

This event always involves 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.

Annual Membership Meeting rescheduled – Jan.29th (save the date!)

By admin

Happy New Year! This year’s annual Madison Songwriters Guild membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 pm at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. This is the Sunday before the Superbowl.

We’re asking all current (and future!) members to come and participate. You can sign up on the spot. Why should you attend? This is where we have a chance to talk about plans for 2012, elect board members, brainstorm a little bit and just get to know each other a bit better. After the official business is done, feel free to stick around and play some music.

Stay tuned for updates to the location and events. We’ll see you there!

Songwriter Night – 11/10 @ 6pm

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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.

Read more »