Sunday, January 13, 2008

Donovan Frankenreiter Has Great Taste

I had heard the name before (who could really forget it) but had not heard his music. On a new EP, he records stripped down acoustic covers of some of the favorite tunes of the writers of this site. On the EP, he tackles The Band's 'It Makes No Difference' in a version that I believe exceeds the hipster friendly take of My Morning Jacket. He also records Such A Night, made famous by Dr. John during his appearance at The Last Waltz. Donovan's take on Dylan's Dont Think Twice It's Alright is on the album as well, and all three are here for your listening pleasure.

Also included on this 6 track EP, titled Recycled Recipes, are covers of tracks by Wilco, Bruce Cockburn, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

I certainly plan on checking out his original material, having now heard these excellent cover versions. I think you will enjoy them too.

1 comment:

Some Dude said...

That EP is great. Both of Donovan's albums are pretty enjoyable too - the first one was a bit more laid back then the second.