Live at Aeolian Hall

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Saturday October 01, 2022
8:00 pm   |  Doors Open @ 7:00 pm

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The young Australian virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’ brings his tour back to Canada for the first time in three 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 is just magical”

The story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso 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 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 5 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!


“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

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

 ‘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 is just magical’, AUSTRALIA


Mia Kelly is a singer-songwriter from Gatineau, Quebec who writes and performs in both French and English.  Blending folk music with strong influences of blues, pop and Americana, she is making her mark in the Canadian folk music scene at the age of 19.

Backed by her performance on guitar or piano and accompanied by foot percussion, Kelly’s foot-stomping sing-a-longs are anchored by her powerful voice that emanates with raw emotion.  Her infectious energy captivates you as she shares her heartfelt stories & banter.

Stylistically, Kelly is inspired by artists such as Shakey Graves, Matt Holubowski and Adrienne Lenker. Kelly released her first EP “Cardboard Box” in 2019.  In August 2022, she will release her first album “Garden Through the War”.  Produced and mixed at Fixed Hinge Studio by Ottawa’s Jim Bryson (Susan Ungerleider, The Weakerthans) and mastered by Grammy-nominated Phillip Shaw Bova, the record demonstrates maturity in Kelly’s songwriting.  Exploring themes of resilience and growth that follow hardship, the album has already received recognition from the SOCAN foundation.

Mia has had the privilege of playing many incredible folk stages throughout Canada and the United States including Summerfolk Festival, Festival des Montgolfières de Gatineau, Blue Skies Festival and Club Passim. In 2019, Kelly was selected to participate in the Folk Music Ontario youth development program and was named by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the city’s top artists to watch in 2020.

Mia Kelly est une auteure-compositrice-interprète bilingue qui évolue dans le monde de la musique au sein de la région Ottawa-Gatineau. Mélangeant le folk, le blues, le rock et l’americana, la voix puissante de Mia se remplie d’histoires aux thèmes profonds et d’émotions brutes.

Avec un EP à son nom, elle sortira son premier album « Garden Through the War ». Réalisé et mixé au Studio Fixed Hinge par Jim Bryson et masterisé par Phillip Shaw Bova (Nominé aux Grammys), le disque démontre la maturité de l’écriture de Kelly. Explorant le thème de la résilience, l’album a déjà reçu la reconnaissance de la fondation SOCAN. Mia a eu l’occasion de charmer plusieurs grandes scènes à travers le Canada (Festival des Montgolfières de Gatineau, Bluesfest, Salle Odyssée, Summerfolk Fest, Blueskies Folk Festival, etc). Nommée une des dix artistes d’Ottawa à surveiller en 2020, elle a également été choisie comme l’une des cinq «artistes à surveiller» de Télé Québec (2019). De plus,  l’artiste de 19 ans a reçu des accolades de la SOCAN, d’un concours de chanson international (Blues and Roots Radio), et en tant que participante à la conférence Folk Music Ontario.

Mia fait vivre une expérience rassemblante et réconfortante, qui remplit le cœur des spectateurs. Avec son énergie joyeuse

et son sens de l’humour, les douces mélodies et l’écriture réfléchie de Mia Kelly  font d’elle une artiste en plein essor.