Sherm’s Euro Trip: On Stage with Donovan Frankenreiter

The first time I met Donovan was on a SURFING Magazine trip almost 20 years ago. We had a great time and I got some incredible images of him. I found him to be a great visionary. Last March I was in Byron Bay, Australia recording some music with Sal Masekela at the Corona house that Taylor Steele had set up. Donovan was there to record and hear the percussions I played with Sal. He immediately asked me if I wanted to play with them on some dates near my home in San Diego. I ended up playing at the Belly Up and the Fiesta Del Sol gigs. After the first show, Donovan asked me if I was interested in maybe joining him on his European tour for three weeks. I would play percussion, make a short film and produce images for a book about the tour. What an opportunity! At the moment, I’m in Germany, getting ready for the gig. Here’s a few images I shot over the last week.

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