Dan Navarro on Fri, June 20, 2014

Dan started his career as a songwriter, often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Tempatations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato,  The Triplets,  Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more…

In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit…

He’s moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for 25 years, in major motion pictures, television series, commercials and records, including the October 2014 release of The Book Of Life, plus the smash hit The Lorax, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,  Rock of Ages, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3), and a dozen more; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffsand Jon Anderson of Yes; and commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s,Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and hundreds of others…

He has contrbuted countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition…

Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LAand the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen’s life in 2012…

In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited“Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals from Austin-based Stonehoney. His next album ,“Shed My Skin” — his first studio album of new material—is slated for release in 2014.

He is the father of a 17-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.