Donavon Frankenreiters new album, The Heart, officially marks the start of the singer-songwriters second decade as a solo recording artist. Its been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. Hes raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, hes still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker. All these songs are as close to me singing from the heart as I can, says Frankenreiter. Its a complete record; the songs are intertwined. I had to call it The Heart, that was the theme of the record. The songs here are seriously sentimental, without question the heaviest material he has released to date. Part of that inspiration came from his co-writer, the prolific songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, with whom Frankenreiter had collaborated in the past on his album Pass It Around. He recognized the ease with which the two worked together and sent Phillips a handful of new tunes and ideas. He was astonished at the brilliance of the songs that came back, and so quickly, but also by one of Phillips suggestions in particular. Grant told me, You should make the most intimate and honest record youve ever made,' says Frankenreiter. So these songs are simple and intimate and honest, they arent cheeky. Theres some ups and downs-I love writing positive songs and happy tunes, but there are some downers here. I feel like its where Im at, 42 years old. Every one of these songs means a lot to me. Theyre from the heart.
|Event Date||02-28-2018 8:00 pm|
|Location||Old Rock House|