Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter has been writing, recording and touring his music for 20 years. With over a dozen full-length record releases and hundreds of songs written, the traveling troubadour has become beacon for funkified jams, stylish stomps and feel-good grooves. From his surf-inspired serenades to classic blues-rooted funk, the Donavon is always evolving. It would seem he’s just getting started…

After a whirlwind of travel and months on the road touring, Donavon cruised his way back to the studio to get crackin’ on some brand new tunes. As the amps buzzed so did the excitement. His fresh collection of hand written scribbles on loose paper started to come to life before his eyes - manifesting themselves into 4 brand new tracks: “Them Blues”, “Boom Boom”, “Is It You” and “Could Be One of Those Days”.

With the creative mojo flowing and growing, Donavon decided to keep on the gas. In July 2019, he released a new album aptly titled “Bass & Drum Tracks”. Comprised of 16 songs (13 of his most beloved, classic tracks and 3 news ones) this assemblage of stripped-down jams gives the world a whole new way to get down, get creative and get into some good ol’ fashion Frankenreiter fun.

Equal parts inventive and inclusive, this new “Bass & Drums Tracks” record allows fans and music lovers all around the world become part of Donavon’s wondrous world in their own unique way. Whether you slay it on the saxophone, sing the blues or just toot on your trusty kazoo, there’s something on this record for you… Sing along! Play along! Start a band!

To celebrate this new selection of tunes, Donavon will be promoting the release of the album and the new songs by performing it LIVE on their upcoming tours. Like usual, he plans to go worldwide for months at a time. Only this time, Donavon is bringing his love for vinyl records out on the road like never before…

His long-time obsession with analog sound and vintage record players is making its way on stage! For “The Record Player Tour”, Donavon and his long-time right-hand man, Matt Grundy, will be playing their set as dynamic duo - with their trusty record placed between them. They’ll be dropping the needle themselves, LIVE in hi-fi, spinning the analog bass and drums on wax as their backing “band”. It’s the sort of special twist that you don’t want to miss…

“We love vinyl records so much and are complete addicts when it comes to vintage players… that’s how this whole idea came to me”, beams Donavon. “I thought, why can’t we make an album available where people can jam along to it and we can also play to it LIVE too? “

Catch Donavon Frankeneiter LIVE on tour in a town near you!

Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends.

Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti.

With Ethan’s newest release Misunderstood, now out on Stoopid Records (May 5, 2015) his enthusiasm for collaboration is seamlessly exemplified on his 11-song album produced by Michael Franti and Mario Caldato Jr., (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, G Love), and includes special guests Money Mark, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Thomas Pridgeon (Mars Volta).

Ethan’s career took off after impressing Michael Franti with an impromptu backstage jam in Spearhead’s dressing room long before ever playing a show together. Ethan was summoned by Franti to come to his studio in San Francisco, CA to record what would later become some of the more infectious tracks on Misunderstood. From there, a bond between the two artists was solidified. The first single “Crazy Tonight” was arranged, recorded, produced at Franti’s studio, also features him on guest vocals. This track, coupled with the reggae-pop hybrid “Cool Kids” (also produced by Franti) opens a new album that is a cohesive coming of age for an artist in Ethan’s shoes – except “ET” as some fans call him, doesn’t wear shoes!!

“I think Ethan is going to be a perennial artist for a lifetime of music. He is not somebody who you think is going to be like three years on the map and then you never hear from them again. “He is going to be an artist to me like Ben Harper or Jack Johnson or even John Lee Hooker.” An artist who plays music until they can’t play anymore.” – Michael Franti

“Ethan is amazing at whatever he does. Singing, strumming, shredding the guitar on leads, or just making people smile. He’s good at it all. His latest album Misunderstood has many variations of styles. My favorite song off it is “This has all been a dream”. It best captures Ethan’s talent and personality Good music is great, but when the personality and character of the person making the music is just as great, there ain’t nothin’ better.”- Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid

Lisa Bouchelle

Lisa Bouchelle is one of those rare artists who can make you laugh out loud one moment, as on her light-hearted duet with John Popper, “Only The Tequila Talkin’,” and have you in tears the next, such as on her moving ballad “Where You Are,” about losing her mother to alcoholism at a young age. She’s been compared to artists such as Jason Mraz and Sheryl Crow, but with nods to classic artists such as Tom Petty and Neil Young.

Lisa’s latest EP, “Lipstick Tomboy,” has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify; was awarded the “Disc of The Day” by tastemaker Robert Oermann at MusicRow; “Highly Recommended” by Goldmine Magazine; and the legendary late syndicated radio host Pete Fornatale said, “Lisa can stand toe-to-toe with any of her songwriter contemporaries.”

Lisa has sung backup for Bruce Springsteen, dueted in concert with Jon Bon Jovi, and has toured with and/or opened for Blues Traveler, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Train, Ingrid Michaelson, Don Felder, America, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jason Mraz, and many others. She also hosts the syndicated TV show “Rock Star Kitchen,” which is seen twice weekly on The Comcast network in the mid-Atlantic region.

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