This Donavon Frankenreiter Interview Will Enlighten You With Positive Vibes

Posted on Thursday August 11th in

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Get to know Donavon Frankenreiter and understand the life behind a equally talented surfer and rocker. Celebrate that summer feeling with him at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, August 13.

Brooklyn Bowl: This will be your 5th time playing at Brooklyn Bowl! What most excites you about your return?

Donavon Frankenreiter: The chicken for dinner is best in the world. ??? We just love the venue and all the people who show up!!!

BB: How does playing in New York compare to playing in other cities around the country?

DF: It’s so fun playing in Brooklyn, it’s like no other place in the world: great art and music and food!!!

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BB: What can you not live without while on tour?

DF: Surfing, hahahaha!

BB: Who are your biggest influences and what new acts are you currently listening to that inspire you?

DF: I love all types of music. Blues is one that I can always listen too and Bob Dylan. But, I really love Wilco and Derek Trucks!!!!

BB: How does your relationship with surfing correlate to your relationship with music? Do you find that you approach them similarly?

DF: They’re both similar and different in so many ways I am just so happy they don’t ever get in the way of one another. It’s so fun and easy to do both.

BB: What were the highs and lows of creating your newest album The Heart

DF: Making new music is always the high of any new album. The low was I lost my Dad during the process.

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BB: What do you think is the most important take away from The Heart?

DF: Collaborating with people can always be rewarding. I owe so much to Grant Lee Phillips, he co-wrote the record with me!!

BB: What advice would you give to aspiring musicians around the world?

DF: Do what you love and love what you do.

BB: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

DF: Good feeling tunes.

BB: Do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to share?

DF: Be yourself and treat all people with respect ⚡️? ?

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