An Evening with Daniel Champagne in Santa Cruz
The Australian singer songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso, Daniel Champagne, will bring his tour back to America for the first time in over two years! One reviewer recently wrote “Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne must be seen to be believed”
The story goes that the young artist first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at age 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamic live show that he is renowned for today. At 18, he left school, turned professional, and hit the road without looking back.
The following decade saw him release five studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe with upwards of 300 shows per year, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun. He shared stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
In early 2020, as the COVID pandemic ground all touring to a halt, Daniel returned to Australia, writing music and further honing his craft. He returns to international audiences with a swag of new songs and a complete new live show. For fans of guitar, songs, or just artistic expression at it’s finest, this show is a must see!