Daniel Champagne and a Kentucky Smoker

@JudyEv (121298)
Bunbury, Australia
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...
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@JohnRoberts (54379)
• Los Angeles, California
7 May 17
Yabberup? Only down under.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
It's near Mumballup and Noggerup!
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@LadyDuck (152203)
• Switzerland
7 May 17
I have never tried lamb cooked in a smoker, but I am sure it would taste delicious. You have many interesting events.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
It was delicious. I forgot to add there were roast potatoes and pumpkin too.
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@LadyDuck (152203)
• Switzerland
7 May 17
@JudyEv I love roasted potatoes.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 May 17
@LadyDuck Me too! And the pumpkin was nice too. I've just made more pumpkin soup and will make some scones shortly.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• 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.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
Good food and mild adventure is great. Anything greater than 'mild' might be a worry for us!
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• United States
7 May 17
@JudyEv My sister used to say "only too much is enough" but it's not my philosophy at all, at least not anymore. I like fun and relaxation, and that's just about as far as I'm willing to go.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 May 17
@blitzfrick It's a bit like good enough isn't good enough but perfect is good enough.
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@Nawsheen (23077)
• Mauritius
8 May 17
Coleslaw is my favorite. I am sure that the lamb must have been delicious too.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 May 17
It was. Very nice indeed.
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@Nawsheen (23077)
• Mauritius
8 May 17
@JudyEv this lamb was cooked in a ''D.I.Y ''smoker. Those local men are for sure very creative.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 May 17
@Nawsheen They did an excellent job of making the smoker.
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@manasamanu (3754)
• Bangalore, India
7 May 17
Looks like you had a great time enjoying the music and smoked lamb. That must have tasted superb.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
The lamb was really nice. Very tasty. :)
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• Bangalore, India
7 May 17
@JudyEv I wish I was there
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• United States
7 May 17
Oh man I really like him Judy!! Wow what a great smoker too. That lamb meal sounds amazing. Boy you sure get around Judy and more power to you!! Not a minute wasted.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
I'm glad you enjoyed him. The audience was much younger than we are used to seeing out there but apparently he gets a lot of radio time on one of our stations.
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• United States
7 May 17
@JudyEv Such a nice eve out anyway.
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 May 17
I can see why the manufacturer needed to modify his guitars. He's very good!
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
He gets some amazing sounds from that guitar doesn't he?
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 May 17
@JudyEv Yes, he does.
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@teamfreak16 (40919)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 May 17
Wow, that's quite impressive. I've seen guys slap their guitars for percussion, but nothing like that.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• 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.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
7 May 17
That Kentucky Smoker reminds me of a contraption used by roadside vendors in the Caribbean to prepare the very popular - jerked chicken.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 May 17
I'm sure this would be ideal for that.
• Australia
7 May 17
I listened. Not so sure on the Spoonful, but then I listened to his version of Vincent, and there was less percussion, more guitar, which I think I liked better. @JudyEv was this part of House Concerts?
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
He played Vincent and 'my' Vince thought it was the best version he'd ever heard. I don't think it was part of House Concerts. He is playing at Margaret River tonight.
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@TRBRocks420 (75555)
• Banks, Oregon
7 May 17
Sounds like a great time. I wish I had a Kentucky smoker. I would make some jerky.
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@JudyEv (121298)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
It should make great jerky.
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