He picked up a guitar at age 16, started a few bands during his high school years, and at age 29 Donavon Frankenreiter began singing and writing songs, leading to his first record deal a year later. THE STORY BEHIND DONAVON
Frankenreiter has been recording music for the last 14 years and has about 10 different records currently out. His latest album, “The Heart,” is the official start to his second decade as a solo recording artist. Frankenreiter notes “You and Me” as his favorite song on the album adding it’s a fun love song. Another one of his favorites is “California Lights,” which is a song about his dad. Live performances take center stage in Frankenreiter’s love affair with music. “There is nothing like playing live,” he said. “Every night is different and you just never really know what is going to happen.” According to Frankenreiter, just about any musician he has met or heard over the years has been influential to him. He specifically names Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan as two musicians who have influenced his career. “I love all types of music and it all inspires me,” said Frankenreiter. CATCH HIM ON THE SUMMER STAGE
Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Donavon Frankenreiter will take over the Stone Pony Summer Stage on Friday, Aug. 18. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for the Under the Asbury Moon performance and tickets are on sale for $29.50 in advance and $35 at the door plus applicable surcharges. All ages are admitted. If you get the chance to catch Frankenreiter perform live he hopes you get “life, love and laughter and everything in between and what happens after” out of listening to his music.