Title - 'Pass It Around' (Lost Highway)
Artist - Donavon Frankenreiter
Donavon Frankenreiter, a renowned surfer turned musician, who is hands down as talented on a guitar and mic., as he is on a surfboard, but Donavon's great acoustic styling's and mellow harmonies have always resembled the sounds of his great Friend Jack Johnson. In the making of this album Donavon took the experiences and wisdom gained along the way and evolved as an artist, Donavon put his heart and soul in creating and co-writing this album, in the quest of finding his musical identity.
Not taking away his signature sounds of acoustic and electric elements of funky & fresh beats along with honest lyrics of his past recordings, but growing from it and introducing a new approach of delivering it; which in result, is an album filled with soulful melodies, uplifting grooves and some lessons for life.
Donavon's signature raspy & mellow voice always so full of passion, you can clearly see and feel his love for music. The talent and relationship with in the members of the band harmonizes every song perfectly. From the punchy mariachi horns of "Your Heart" to the pop sensibilities of "Life, Love & Laughter" to the laid-back funk of "Hit the Ground Running" and "Too Much Water."
Donavon's newfound musical confidence in "Pass it Around" finally breaks away the Jack Johnson redundancy, which has followed his music for the last two albums and introduces us to Donavon's newfound identity. Pass It Around is a testament to Frankenreiter's continuing evolution as an artist.