Daniel Champagne Returns - The Acoustic Uprising S4 Begins
The Acoustic Uprising
In this season of the Acoustic Uprising we are speaking to the best and brightest Aussie acoustic talent. These discussions will cover a range of issues including the terrifying Australian bush fires as well as the 2020 Corona virus pandemic. What a year we have had. Our first conversation is with road warrior and singer songwriter Daniel Champagne. Daniel has been on an international touring circuit non stop for the last 10 years so the pandemic presents quite a challenge for him as he prides himself on his work ethic not to mention pure talent. He discusses the challenge of 2020, how he intends to turn the opportunity into a positive and focus on his craft which he rarely gets to do. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
Daniel shares his experiences starting out in the touring world by catching busses and trains to gigs and transitioning from that to hiring cars in order to fit in more dates. He discusses the culture of support acts in music, the differences between American and Australian audiences and venues and how his one and only car, a Chevrolet Aveo, was allegedly stolen in Detroit (by him). - Getting Serious About Gigs - Catching Busses and Trains - Intense Touring Schedules - Touring with a Support Act - The Business of Having a Support Act - Touring in the US vs Australia - American Confidence - Playing New Venues - Dan's Only Car Gets "Stolen"
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE is an Australian singer/songwriter and a one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso. He’s regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist. His latest release is ‘Satellite City EP’.MY ONE AND ONLY is the husband and wife duo of Benjamin and Kassie Wilson. They have played stages throughout the U.S., as well as touring in Uganda, Africa, and have both graced the stage of the famed Ryman Auditorium in their hometown of Nashville. The duo gathers it’s strength from Southern-Soul mixed with Curious-Grit. They recently released their debut album ‘The Past Year’ which merges raw emotion with hollow-body guitars and home-grown harmonies.
Aussie soul slinger Daniel Champagne on his journey from country Australia to the world
The Acoustic Uprising
This episode of the Acoustic Uprising podcast features Daniel Champagne. An aussie singer songwriter who peddles some great blues tunes that are dripping with soul, top shelf lyricism and some serious guitar playing. Daniel is no joke. He's been at this game for over 10 years and at the ripe old age of 28 he's touring the world, playing 250 shows a year. Not bad for a kid from Brogo, Australia. Check out the conversation, I think you'll enjoy it. I know I did.
Woodsongs 787: Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and Daniel Champagne
BLAIR CRIMMINS began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920�s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the Eastern United States playing large venues and has opened for national acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band . A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section. His newest studio album is entitled �Sing-a-longs� and will be performing on WoodSongs with his band The Hookers.DANIEL CHAMPAGNE is a young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso. Inspired by his musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. His current release is 'Pint of Mystery'.WoodSongs Kid: Annabelle Watts is an incredible fiddle player winning several fiddle contest around the country this year and sings also. She is from Philpot Kentucky and is 12.