Donavon Frankenreiter visits the Blue Tomato Shop in Vienna! The american songwriter and pro surfer comes to our shop on September 22th at 4pm! Jack Johnson’s surf colleague is going to hold a signature session and possibly, he will also play some songs of his new album “Glow”!
Donavon Frankenreiter got his first surfboard at the age of ten. Six years later he had his first guitar in his hand and that was the start of a wild and creative journey: His double-obsession has taken him around the globe and into the hearts of the fans. “Surfing keeps me alive the music grounds me released“, says the charming 37-year-old songwriter who just released his fourth album “Glow”.
After three years of abstinence, Donavon Frankenreiter is finally back and in addition to his concerts in Germany, he adds a stop at our shop in Vienna!
The fact that surfing and music have always belonged together, you know at least since the Beach Boys in the early sixties (“Surfin USA”) and since Jack Johnson’s low-key songs! And exactly this was Jack Johnson, who published the debut album of his long-time California surf colleague Donavon Frankenreiter! Simple-minded “slow down, take it easy” songs, enriched with plenty of Laguna Beach romance.
Although the initial success wasnot long in coming, Frankenreiter continued those things he loved most: his wife, his son, his guitar and the ocean. With his newest album “Glow” the waves now appear to strike suddenly higher: the organ gurgles in the background, it grooves funky, the guitar is plugged into the amplifier, which sometimes remembers to the good old Neil Young. The pleasant voice remained - and that’s a great thing!
For further information check the event on the facebook page of the Blue Tomato Shop Vienna!