Donavon Frankenreiter

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Donavon Frankenreiter
Donavon Frankenreiter on stage
Donavon Frankenreiter on stage
Background information
Born (1972-12-10) December 10, 1972 (age 49)
OriginDowney, California, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Years active2000-present
LabelsLost Highway, Universal, Wrasse, Liquid Tambourine Records

Donavon Frankenreiter (born December 10, 1972 in Downey, California, United States) is an American musician and surfer. His debut self-titled album was released in 2004 on Brushfire Records through Universal Music.


In November 2007, Donavon toured throughout Brazil on the Mostra Alma Surf Festival with bands, Animal Liberation Orchestra, G. Love and Matt Costa, along with Surf Artists Jay Alders, Nathan Gibbs, Céline Chat, Surf Photographer Sean Davey, and Surf Film Maker Sunny Abberton.[1]

An acoustic EP of cover songs called Recycled Recipes landed in 2007, with the polished full-length Pass It Around following in 2008. For the Pass It Around Tour, Donavon teamed up with surf artist and friend, Jay Alders to design a Limited Edition Tour Poster.[2]

In 2010 Donavon parted ways with Lost Highway Records, and formed his own label, Liquid Tambourine Records. He subsequently recorded and released his fourth studio album of original material entitled Glow, which was produced by Mark Weinberg.[3]


With Sunchild
  • Mr Jesus (1994)
  • Barefoot & Live (1997)
  • California Honey (2000)
  • The Galaxy Session (2009)
With Jack Johnson and G.Love
  • Some Live Songs EP (2005)

Video game appearances[edit]

Frankenreiter is a playable character in the video game Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer.


  1. ^ "MOSTRA ALMA SURF FEST: Surf Culture Reigns in Brazil | SURFER Magazine". 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  2. ^ "Surf Art, Figurative, Yoga and Nature Inspired Art - Jay Alders Artist: Art Inspired by Surf, Love and Nature". Jay Alders. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  3. ^ "Flows and beats talking story with Donavon Frankenreiter" See interview at: , Free Surf Magazine

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