Throughout the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a constant: singer-songwriter Daniel Champagne's daily live concerts.
Since March he has been performing regularly on his social media account bringing live music to his fans, and has now passed his 160th show - although he appears unfazed by the milestone.
"It's like anything, if you make it part of your routine it feels pretty natural after a while!" the guitar maestro said.
"But it's always a good thing to play, I always feel better after that."
He said the pandemic, which has decimated the arts industry in general, has been "quite a process of letting go", as when it began earlier this year he had returned to Australia from America and was planning on more touring.
"When it first shut down there was a sense we would sit it out for a bit and make it happen," he said.
Champagne said some venues were optimistic, thinking they would only have to postpone shows until June, but as time passed acceptance set in that it was "not in your control".
"For me it's been good, I've been able to chill out a bit," he said.
"I've made new songs, and I've been taking my time a little more with the songs."
Luckily for him, he was able to complete his fifth album of original songs, titled Trying To Hold The Setting Sun, just before the shutdown began.
In fact, he mixed it in Adelaide and drove back to Victoria on the day South Australia was closing its border.
The journey of creating the record began four years ago, with Champagne saying it was "very much always on the backburner between touring".
"It felt like it was not a prolific period creatively for me, it really felt like each song was a little bit precious because not many of them came," he said.
"These nine songs just fell out of somewhere.
"I think they're important because they are really quite vivid, whether it's the characters, scenarios or places.
"I didn't just sit down in a room and try and write songs."
Trying To Hold The Setting Sun showcases not so much Champagne's renowned and gob-smacking finger-picking guitar style, but instead his talent as songwriter of multilayered songs.
The album kicks off with Champagne's personal favourite track, West Coast Dream, a catchy and stirring pop tune.
It jumps into the rocking, electric song All The Ghosts Still Talk About An Angel They Once Knew, goes into the uplifting and percussive Hold The Setting Sun, and finishes with the duet Questions, where Champagne shows off his vocal and guitar skills to the backing of strings.
"It ended up being more poppy than previous albums, and it's a little more built up, but I think these songs are deeper," Champagne said.
Trying To Hold The Setting Sun releases on September 25, to buy visit Champagne's website by clicking here.
He will perform all of the album's songs at an online launch of the record on September 26, to book tickets click here.
And save the date - Champagne will return to the Bega Valley for shows in January: January 2 at Mumbulla School, Bega and January 3 at Nethercote Hall.