Artist of the Month: Dan Challis

100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is South Coast based singer, songwriter and guitarist Dan Challis. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase  a selection of Dan’s music.

Adam will introduce and chat to Dan on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 3rd September between 5-7pm. His music will be featured on the program and throughout the month on Highland FM 107.1

Dan Challis is a South Coast singer, songwriter and guitarist who melds lyrically-driven acoustic country music, with a story-telling focus. His songs centre on his lived-experiences that befit his troubadour ethos.

Dan has captivated audiences both in Australia and North America. Whilst there in 2020, he penned the songs for his most recent body of work, ‘No Lonely Road’; his sophomore album. His music has been described as:

“rich, authentic acoustic folk… (that) should make you feel something raw and timeless.”
–Ear To The Ground Music Blog–

“Country singer Dan Challis is a man with a tender voice and story to match.”
–Happy Mag TV–

“He has made himself admirably vulnerable for the sake of his craft, and his work deserves attention.”
–Andrew Brown, Barely North Entertainment —

The Fremantle-born singer songwriter credits his development as an artist and lyricist to influences such as Paul Kelly, Lior and The Waifs; as well American & Canadian folk musicians, born out of the 60s folk music revival; such as James Taylor, Don McLean and Neil Young.

Dan follows the classic model of ‘stomping the pavement’ for his willingness to tour and share his passion for music and songwriting directly to audiences, particularly in regional areas

Dan Challis is a songwriter who cares deeply about his craft.

Listen to Dan Challis on 100% Home-Grown

Adam chats to our September Artist of the Month, Dan Challis

Interview withDan Challis on 100% Home-Grown

Music Releases

Dan Challis – A Tale of Two Men

Dan Challis – All That You Mean

Dan Challis – Days I Been Missing

Dan Challis – Dreams to Forget

Dan Challis – Dust in the Wind

Dan Challis – Heart of Glass

Dan Challis – Quicker Than the Dead

Dan Challis – Whiskey Trouble


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