Daniel Champagne and a Kentucky Smoker
By Judy Evans
May 7, 2017 12:08am CST
Last night we went to a concert at Yabberup, a tiny settlement in the south-west of Western Australia. Daniel Champagne was the artist, an Australian who now lives in Nashville. While he isn't my favourite songster, I really admire the percussive effects he gets from his guitar and if you are able to watch a little of the video you will be able to see what I mean. The manufacturer of Daniel's guitars has been able to modify them so they stand up better to the treatment he hands out. After the concert which began at 4pm we were all treated to a wonderful meal of lamb cooked in a Kentucky smoker which a group of local men have concocted from a diesel fuel tank and other bits and pieces. Apple wood provided the fire-power and coleslaw and buns added to the enjoyment. I've included a photo of the smoker. In the background you can see our car and caravan. We stayed the night at Yabberup so we didn't have to drive home at night and we were able to have a couple of wines each. A most successful evening for the organisers and very enjoyable for us.
A live studio recording of Daniel Champagne's 'Spoonful'. Filmed and Supported at SAE Institute Melbourne using there equipment both Audio and Film - www.mel...
14 people like this
• United States
7 May 17
Gawd, that sounds great! I haven't had decent BBQ in a very long time. Or lamb, either, for that matter. Your post makes me want to chuck everything into storage, buy a travel trailer and hit the road in search of good food and mild adventure.
• Bunbury, Australia
10 May 17
It's hard to see what he's doing sometimes. I think he has 'knuckle-dusters' or similar on some fingers. I'm afraid some of the antics put me off - and he draws out the intros and final few chords sometimes until you think he's never going to hit that final chord. Suspense is okay but it can be overdone.