North Valley Productions is pleased to welcome Donavon Frankenreiter with Grant-Lee Phillips Monday, March 20, 2017. This performance will take place at The Rendezvous located at 3269 Esplanade Suite 142 Chico, CA 95973.
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TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Advanced GA Tickets: $25.00
+4.00 at the door
Show Starts at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
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The Music Connection
Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.
Iconic troubadour Grant-Lee Phillips has been a pioneering force for more than twenty five years.
Pushing the limits of folk, alternative, pop and Americana, Phillips’ band Grant Lee Buffalo was a seminal ‘90s mainstay. The twenty-first century saw his transition into a prolific solo career. Says Phillips, “History and legend have often found their way into my songs.”
On his 2012 release “Walking in the Green Corn” he drew from his Native American heritage. A year later Phillips relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville, marking a new creative chapter, inspiring his freshly minted new album project, “The Narrows.” Rolling Stone named the album as one the 35 most anticipated Country albums of 2016. While “The Narrows” may buck ideas of what Country is and can be, it’s founded on a genuine embrace of America’s musical roots and branches, hinging on Phillips’ proclivity for detailed lyrical story telling and rich musical atmospheres.
It’s a signature that marks the albums of Grant Lee Buffalo, going as far back as “Fuzzy” ( 1993 ) which Michael Stipe of R.E.M. endorsed as “The best album of the year.” Grant Lee Buffalo albums like “Mighty Joe Moon” remain enigmatic treasures, that new generations are drawn to.
As with most artists, Grant-Lee Phillips’ eyes are fixed on the work at hand and that of tomorrow. With four Grant Lee Buffalo studio albums and eight to his own name there’s precious little time to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His tour schedule finds him circling the globe many times over in a given year. Occasionally he turns up in the most unlikely places, such as portraying the Town Troubadour on TV’s The Gilmore Girls. Constant movement, physically and creatively is almost a mantra. Say’s Phillips, “ I never could sit still.”