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Australian Guitar Virtuoso Daniel Champagne at Music Hall Sept. 21st

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Daniel Champagne, Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso will take to the Music Hall stage on September 21.

According to Mark Wahl, Director of the Guest Curator series, “We are fortunate to catch this incredible artist while on tour!” For fans of guitar, songs or just artistic expression at its finest, this show is a must see!

After Daniel Champagne toured 44 cities over the summer of 2022, he proceeded immediately to Canada for 30 mostly sold-out shows and then to New Zealand for another 30 mostly sold-out shows. The best word to describe Daniel is “relentless”.

Daniel brought his tour back to America starting in mid-July 2023 and is continuing through October for an even more ambitious 50 shows! He returned to many venues he performed in 2022, and the Oswego Music Hall Guest Curator program was able to make his stop in Oswego possible.

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 Daniel 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 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 and share 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 and returned to international audiences with a swag of new songs and a complete new live show. His current release, “Shimmer Through the Windscreen” is making waves on the streaming services and promises great critical acclaim once it is circulated to the media. For further information and videos, visit https://danielchampagnemusic.com/home .

Tickets are $17 advance sale and $20 VIP seating or when purchased, with cash or check, at the door. Children 16 and under are half price and 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets at any concert, online or at the river’s end bookstore.

The Champagne show is made possible through the Music Hall’s Guest Curator program whereby new programs are introduced outside the regular concert series representing demographics and artistic genre not typical in Music Hall programming. Curated events continue this fall with the Jazz By The Lake series, FIREFestival, and Kerouac multimedia presentation.

For a complete performance schedule including the National Stage and Open Mic Friday as well as ticket information, visit the website at www.oswegomusichall.org/ or stop at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.

The wheelchair accessible venue is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, on 41 Lake Street in Oswego. It is adjacent to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and the Oswego Harbor. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage with light refreshments available.

Oswego Music Hall is a family-friendly, non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers since its inception in 1977. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks — from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at [email protected].

Find more information online at www.oswegomusichall.org/ or email [email protected].

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor and New York Legislature. Other major supporters are the City of Oswego and Shineman Foundation.

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