They say everything is our opposite in Australia, but in Daniel Champagne‘s case, I think we’re the ones who’ve got it twisted. For the past couple years, Daniel’s non-stop touring has resulted in huge sold-out shows across Oz and a cadre of dedicated fans, but he’s still somehow flying under the radar in the U.S., which is just embarrassing for us. Daniel is one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever seen perform live, but even his recorded work thrums with energy and intelligence.
As the son of a musician and a guitar prodigy himself, Daniel had a head-start on a career in music, but it’s his indefatigable work ethic and exuberant appreciation for his supporters that have elevated him from simply an artistic genius to a rising international star. We have hosted him twice before, leaving audiences awe-struck both times. It’s hard to describe exactly what you’re in for at Daniel’s shows, and perhaps it’s best not to try — I really enjoy hearing the gasps and seeing the shocked faces when people realize what this seemingly mild-mannered young man is capable of. But I will say this: if he were simply a songwriter, his work would be admired throughout the industry; if he were only a singer, audiences would be engaged and enchanted by his voice; if he were just a guitarist, he would deserve world-wide acclaim for his artistry. But he’s not just any one of these, he’s all three. And he is, quite simply, amazing.
DANIEL SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I HEAR HIM?
The show will be Thursday, September 6th with doors opening at 7pm and music starting at 7:30. All tickets are $20, general admission, with 100% of sales going to the artist, as always. You can go ahead and get them now. We’ll be at 11 W. Huling in Downtown Memphis. We don’t serve anything harder than LaCroix; BYOB is allowed but you gotta act right.
Here’s a little preview of both sides of Daniel’s performance spectrum from our past shows …