Dan Navarro

Dan
Navarro
About the Artist: 

For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career... It was as a songwriter that Dan Navarro started his career, mostly in collaboration with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic “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... Throughout the 1990s, Dan 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, touring nearly 100 dates per year... He’s moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for over 25 years, in major motion pictures, TV series, video games, commercials and records, including The Book Of Life, The Lorax, 2007 Best Animated Feature Oscar-winner Happy Feet, Rio (on the Oscar-nominated song “Real In Rio”), Ice Age 2 & 3; smash hit video game Fallout 4; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano; and commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and hundreds more... Dan serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA (Local and National), Folk Alliance International, The Levitt Pavilions LA and is an Advisory Trustee to 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... He has contributed countless hours in Washington on intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights legislation, including testifying 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... 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 long awaited next album, “Shed My Skin” — his first true studio album of new material — is still in the oven, and is slated for release later this year. Dan is the father of a 19-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.