Guitar virtuoso in concert in Katoomba

Daniel Champagne, the Australian born and Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation', has brought his world tour back home.

Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne

The story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-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 dynamite 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 has seen 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.

Daniel is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for dropping jaws, making crowds buzz and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

Reviews have praised Daniel's talents.

"The word prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man's skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws." - The Calgary Herald, Canada

"Today I saw the future of folk - festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper." - The Firefly Column, USA