West coast surfer vibes reach the east coast on Friday, August 23, when singer-guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter performs at Dreamland. The California native, who now lives in Hawaii, will hit the Oak Bluffs venue on a tour of the east coast that includes dates in Wellfleet, Salisbury Beach, and Nantucket. He joins a weekend line-up that includes a Bruce Springsteen tribute band on Saturday night, and Robby Krieger of The Doors on Sunday night.
Mr. Frankenreiter’s music is a melodic blend of acoustic rock, funky bass lines, and smooth vocals, a style reminiscent of his fellow surfer-musician buddy Jack Johnson and pop-rock acts like G-Love. “Start Livin’,” Mr. Frankenreiter’s fifth full-length album, was released in 2012. The album was concocted in a Southern California studio with Mr. Frankenreiter’s longtime bassist Matt Grundy. The result, according to Mr. Frankenreiter’s official bio, was nine “folk-infused tracks,” which focus on his “rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work.”
Mr. Frankenreiter and Mr. Grundy approached the album with a variety of instruments, including Zippo lighters and a can full of beans. The assortment of eclectic beats that emerged pair nicely with the album’s theme — the many faces of love. Mr. Frankenreiter says the lyrics cover topics such as his wife and two sons, as well as the Tsunami in Japan.
“To me the beautiful thing about this record is it really reflects who I am today,” said Mr. Frankenreiter in a press release. “Start Livin’ means stop worrying about where you’ve been, where you’re going — just start embracing what you have around you. Start loving what you have right now.”
Music: Donavon Frankenreiter, Friday, August 23, doors open at 9 pm. 21+. Tickets start at $25 and VIP packages are available.
Bruce in the USA: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Saturday, August 24, 10 pm. 21+. $15-$100.
Robby Krieger, Sunday, August 25, 9:30 pm, $30-$200.
For more information, visit dreamlandmv.com or call 508-560-1932.