Donavon's first record, 2004's Donavon Frankenreiter was made with the aid of his longtime friend Jack Johnson, and spawned the AAA radio hit "Free." "On my first record, I didn't have a direction. I just wanted to make a record," says Frankenreiter. In 2006, Donavon signed with Lost Highway and began to find his own musical voice with the appropriately titled Move By Yourself. "The second one I did myself and it definitely had a direction I felt great about." On Pass It Around, Donavon collaborates and injects new sounds in ways he had not attempted prior. "On Pass It Around, I definitely had a lot of ideas and it was fun putting trust in other people."