Opera House: Donavon Frankenreiter In Concert, 2/22

Opera House: Donavon Frankenreiter In Concert, 2/22

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Donavon Frankenreiter live in concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 GA standing room and $45 reserved balcony seats. (A $5 ticketing fee always applies.) Tickets are available at www.sheridanoperaHouse.com or by calling 970.728.6363 ext.5.

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 a 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.

After a whirlwind of travel and months on the road touring, Donavon cruised his way back to the studio to get cracking on some brand-new tunes. As the amps buzzed so did the excitement. His fresh collection of handwritten scribbles on loose paper started to come to life – manifesting themselves into four 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 his foot 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 three 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, old-fashioned Frankenreiter fun.

His long-time obsession with analog sound and vintage record players is making its way on stage as part of his promotional tour for Bass & Drum Tracks. For “The Record Player Tour,” Donavon and his long-time right-hand man, Matt Grundy, will be playing their set as dynamic duo – a trusty record placed between them. They’ll be dropping the needle themselves, spinning the analog bass and drums on wax as their backing “band.”

“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?”

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE and Colorado Creative Industries.

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