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 We have been so lucky to get artists on the rise and this is another example. Donovan Frankenreiter put out one of our favorite discs of 2004 and is definitly a star on the rise. Currently on tour with his friends, Jack Johnson & G Love, Frankenreiter is playing to sold out shows all over the country before heading to Australia for some more shows. We recently had the chance to catch up with Donovan and talk about his self-titled debut CD, meeting Jack Johnson when he was 14, and touring the country. Give a Listen* as Donovan gives some insight the recording of Donovan Frankenreiter. *Windows Media Player 9 is needed to listen to this interview.

1. So the tour is a few weeks in, how has it been going so far?

2. You are sponsored by Billabong, but don't have to compete?

3. How did you meet Jack at age 14 and end up moving into his parent's house in Hawaii?

4. When you were recording, how did you go about bringing Jack and G Love onto some of the songs?

5. Are there any songs on the CD that sticks out more than others?

6. Have you been changing up the setlist each night on this tour?

7. Is your approach to this tour different than it would be on other tours, as you are coming back on the stage multiple times during the night?

I want to thank Donvan for taking the time to talk with me. It was great getting a chance to chat with him again and eventually meet him at G Love's in-store performance at Newburry Comics. Donovan is a great singer/songwriter and sounds AMAZING live. Keep your eye up for when Donovan & the rest of the Brushfire Tour comes to your town, and be sure to purchase Donocan Frankenreiter.

Drop us a line to let me know what you think of what Donovan said or just to tell us how much we suck! Email me at donovan@empyrelounge.com