Rock ‘n’ roll recording artists and globe-trotting journeymen Devon Allman and Donavon Frankenreiter have released a new single “Calling All You Riders” and revealed a collaborative EP, Rollers, will be released in June ahead of the duo’s See It All American Tour. PRESS HERE to listen to “Calling All You Riders,” which first premiered with Glide Magazine.
The song’s dark country and western vibes set the tone for their upcoming tour, which will find the longtime friends attempt to set the Official World Record for fastest time to play a concert in each of the 50 states, currently 50 in 50 days set in 2003. The concept is simple, but the execution will be brutal as Allman and Frankenreiter seek to complete the challenge in 49 days. To commemorate the occasion, the two multi-talented artists will release Rollers on Friday, June 23rd via Allman’s Create Records. The 6-song collection, produced by Luther Dickinson of the multiple Grammy-nominated North Mississippi All-Stars, also features the duo’s previously released single “See It All.” Rollers is now available to pre-order – PRESS HERE.
“This 6-song EP is a reflection of two friends collaborating on songs thinking about doing 50 shows in 50 states in 49 days,” shares Frankenreiter. “As the first single says, we are going to see it all and as the second single describes, we are calling all you riders. It’s the musical soundtrack to our world record attempt.”
“These songs aren’t rockers, they’re rollers…the perfect soundtrack for you to roll from town to town on a summertime road trip,” adds Allman. “These songs’ moods are very special to us. They are part muscle/part mystical.”
The See It All American Tour kicks off on August 5th with two shows in one day, first in Maryland and then Pennsylvania. From there, the tour will officially take off bringing these road warriors to places they’ve never been, at a pace that’s never been done, testing their wills at every turn, before wrapping September 22nd in California at BeachLife Ranch, the second annual coastal country SoCal festival co-founded by Frankenreiter, with hopeful celebrations. Along the way, Devon and Donavon, who will perform a collaborative set including music from their new Rollers EP with a four-piece backing band, will be joined nightly by rotating support acts: Matt Andersen, JD Simo, Matt Costa, Davy Knowles, Mishka, Jackson Stokes, and Goodnight Texas. Tickets are on sale now; visit www.devonanddonavon.com for more info and to purchase. See below for full list of tour dates.
For nearly four decades, Donavon Frankenreiter has been travelling the globe, first as a professional surfer and now as a musician. With over a dozen albums under his belt, Frankenreiter has worked it on the touring trail worldwide for three decades, entertaining audiences with his unique blend of laid-back grooves, philosophical lyrics, and soulful delivery. Donavon is a brand ambassador for Flying Embers as well as Sanuk Footwear and also co-owner of Humble Brands, Caddis Eyewear and several other companies.
Blues Music Award-winning singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Devon Allman (son of rock legend Gregg Allman) has appeared at the world’s biggest festivals and co-founded the supergroups Royal Southern Brotherhood and The Allman Betts Band, amassing a recording catalog of 11 albums. Allman also writes a column for Guitar Player Magazine, is endorsed by Gibson guitars, and serves on the board of directors for the National Blues Museum.
The tour will be making a stop here in Michigan on August 26 in Three Oaks, at the Acorn Theater. Click here for more on this Michigan show.