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Matt The Electricianwith Daniel Champagne
Friday, November 7th
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
$22 advance | $25 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
Rootsy, quirky, acoustic pop.
Once upon a time, there was a young man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, TX, and he worked as a journeyman electrician.

Every morning he would go to work and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. Then, sometimes with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whomever would listen. So they called him Matt The Electrician. Eventually, Matt quit his job to spend more time writing and playing songs, but the name stuck.

With his heartfelt lyrics, sincere delivery and joyful arrangements, Matt has been a finalist in the Mountain Stage Newsong Festival, The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and won the Texas Grammy Songwriting Contest.

"Sever brings a delightfully different energy to the often hidebound folk scene; electrifies it, actually." -- L.A. Daily News

Official Website: www.matttheelectrician.com
Song Samples: Osaka in the Rain
Australian performing songwriter and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne combines poignant lyrics, beautifully crafted melodies and an exhilarating guitar technique that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band.

Champagne first picked up the guitar 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 solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

Since then, Champagne has traversed North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing major festivals.

Now regarded as an emerging light in acoustic music, Champagne has recently relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

"There's a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer." - Timber And Steel, Australia

Official Website: www.danielchampagnemusic.com
Song Samples: Holding the Moon
Read the Troubadour Newsletter to learn all about the great artists featured in the first half of our 27th season.