Honors for Common Chord!

We have been selected for a spot on the 2017 DABL* Compilation, which features the music of local artists in Dane County. Our track "Little Boy Blue" is on the compilation. We are honored to be on this compilation with some of the most well-known names in local music! Check out all of the selected tunes at this URL:

*Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is a program within Dane Arts that connects local artists and businesses through a series of pop-up art markets. By combining unique vending opportunities with professional development workshops, DABL directly supports the work of Dane County artists in recognition of their impact on the local economy. Nearly $100,000 has been generated for artists to-date.

OCTOBER 12 ART EVENT: There will be a "Night Market" event on October 12 (Thurs) starting at 4:00 pm. Details here:
Please RSVP and support local art!


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Common Chord's first CD is getting some great feedback including a wonderful review just published by the Madison Folk Music Society in their latest issue of Mad Folk News. Click here to read it on this site (whole publication in which the review appears is available by subscription from the Madison Folk Music Society). There are some other nice reviews on that page as well. Thanks to all who have taken time to write to us!


More online sales links: We are now on iTunes and AmazonMp3! Here are links:
CD Baby iTunes Amazon Mp3

More sales and streaming links will be posted as we get them.


Our new CD is ready for online sales!!
Common Chord's brand new debut CD is ready for online sales now, via CD Baby! You can read all about it at this link on our site, or purchase by clicking the click to the left or above.
We will have physical copies at all shows and will have links for downloads (iTunes, Amazon etc.) soon.


messy kid

PHOTOS OF MESSY KIDS EATING SOUGHT for video project to go with song "Toast and Jelly"

Calling parents and grandparents! If you have pics of your little ones having a good 'ol messy time eating toast and jelly, ice cream, peanut butter, spaghetti, or whatever please send some to us! Michael is working on a video project to go along with his tune "Toast and Jelly" and the best ones will get used. You can see the lyrics HERE. (Please send pictures that are at least about 1000 pixels wide or tall.) See the CONTACT page for an email link to send your pics.


We had a blast at our CD release party last night! And we have another next week, so if you missed this one you have another chance. See the SHOWS page for details!


Common Chord - Self-Titled Release 2017

Our new CD is ready!!
We are celebrating its release it at our shows in January (see SHOWS) and you can read all about it and find out how to get it at this link.
We will have physical copies at all shows and will have links for downloads (iTunes, Amazon etc.) soon.


We are so excited about how our recording project is going! After working out a few logistic details (recording is being done between two different studios) we have gotten several songs well underway and are making good progress. We are hoping for a late November or early December release.


Common Chord is busy planning our summer shows and also starting to make plans for a recording. (Check back soon for progress notes on that!) We are playing about once a month at the fabulous Brink Lounge in Madison and also doing some shows at other listening-oriented venues in the Madison area, such as a recent appearance at Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse.

Most of our news is relayed via our Facebook page, so please visit and like our page there. Then you'll see activity in your news feed when we post news or set up event notices for our shows. (You don't have to be a Facebook member to just view that page but you do have to be a member to put a "like" on it.)

Thanks for your support!