August 22, 2013
The first thing that strikes a person when they meet Donavon Frankenreiter is that they’ve probably never met a person quite like him before. From his genuine nature, to his big heart, to his all-around charisma, once you connect with his vibe you realize that he is truly unique. Donavon lives an incredible life, one that he never takes for granted. His vocations and drive have enabled him to live the one person’s fantasy, as a reality.
Donavon’s first record, 2004’s Donavon Frankenreiter was made with the aid of his long time friend Jack Johnson, and spawned the AAA radio hit “Free”. “On my first record, I didn’t have a direction. I just wanted to make a record,” says Frankenreiter. In 2006, Donavon signed with Lost Highway and began to find his own musical voice with the appropriately titled Move By Yourself. “The second one I did myself and it definitely had a direction I felt great about.” On Pass It Around, Donavon collaborates and injects new sounds in ways he had not attempted prior. “On Pass It Around, I definitely had a lot of ideas and it was fun putting trust in other people.”