Saturday, November 6, 2010

Donavon Frankenreiter - Glow -2010-
(Rock, Soul, Surf)

From: Laguna Beach, CA

When Donavon Frankenreiter was 10 years old, he got his first surfboard. Six years later, he picked up his first guitar. It was the beginning of a wildly creative journey: His improvisational twin obsessions have carried him around the globe and into his fans' hearts. As Frankenreiter prepared to release his fourth album, Glow, this fall, the singer/ songwriter/pro surfer admits he still thrives on simply taking the plunge. The album's 10 tracks are the perfect antidote to trying times: warm, organic, and overwhelmingly hopeful. "The sounds are something I've never had on my records, ever," Frankenreiter says, adding he just played his acoustic guitar on the album and was pleasantly surprised by the addition of echo and delay on the disc's electric guitars. "I don't want to say it's a risk, but I don't know what people are going to think," he admits. But in true Donavon Frankenreiter fashion, there's little room for stress on Glow. And Frankenreiter is ready to bring the new tracks to his international fanbase as he continues to crisscross the globe on more surfing and musical adventures. "If there's anything I learned, it's that you really gotta be yourself," he says, reflecting on his career. "You can't fool people in music if you want to stick around for a long time."

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Donavon Frankenreiter - Glow