To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin', Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.
Tom Curren is acknowledged as one of surfing's true geniuses and a soulful original. Curren has played a variety of instruments since fifteen. His drumming, bass, guitar, singing and composition take a form that reflects his unique personality. Famously reclusive, his musical gift was only recognized—although highly regarded—among a small enclave of musical celebrities.
The music of Curren features raw and honest performances—folk influence, bluesy, gritty, with a minimalist approach. Curren's music goes beyond the immediate surf market. He explores musical styles and combinations of sounds that reflect his unique perspective. Curren has released numerous albums, and has toured extensively...