Donavon Frankenreiter can sing, surf, and sell sandals (Sanuk Donny Sidewalks). Donavon is truly living a sweet and charmed life. His first album, self titled, was released in 2004 on his buddy Jack Johnson’s “Brushfire Records” label. He has collaborated with Ben Harper, G Love, Grant Lee Phillips, and Jack Johnson. Did I mention that he surfs? Professionally! Yep, Donavon is a pro surfer (sponsored by Billabong) who has traveled the world in search of the elusive perfect wave.
His sound is laid back and mellow. There is more than a hint of the 70’s sound in his music. Most songs are built around an acoustic guitar, light percussions, and low key charm. He brings a little more electricity and energy to “Move By Yourself” but not a dramatic departure from his cool breeze ways.
I’ve seen Donovan on two occasions. The first was a few years ago when he opened for Ben Harper. The show was at the Majestic Theater in Dallas and the perfect venue for Donavon’s acoustic set. The next time I saw him was at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. This was another great venue for Donavon’s style of music. This show was a little more electric and included some backup singers.
Donavon Frankenreiter Discography
- Donavon Frankenreiter
- Move By Yourself
- Pass It Around
- Recycled Recipes (EP)
- The Abbey Road Sessions (Live)
Top 5 Donavon Frankenreiter Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):
- Wondering Where the Lions Are (Recycled Recipes EP)
- Butterfly (Donavon Frankenreiter)
- Move By Yourself (Move By Yourself)
- Free (Donavon Frankenreiter)
- Pass It Around (Pass It Around)
Check out Donavon Frankenreiter and let me know what you think.
Donavon Frankenreiter’s music is available on iTunes, in record stores and on www.donavonf.com.
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