In the 10 years that singer/songwriter/surfer Donavon Frankenreiter has been a working musician, he’s gone from a no-bad-days young artist looking to capture the essence of life on the waves to an experienced family man and mature songwriter exploring life’s ups and downs. His latest album, 2015’s The Heart, sees Frankenreiter releasing some of the most heartfelt, insightful material of his career. As he puts it, “These songs are simple and intimate and honest … I love writing positive songs and happy tunes, but there are some downers here. I feel like it’s where I’m at.”
INFO: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.