SATURDAY, FEB 9, 2013
at Four Friends Gallery
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013
at 8PM - $20
Appetizer/dessert/coffee buffet included
(food/wine contributions appreciated)
For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career...As a songwriter 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...As a recording and touring artist with longtime partner Eric Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro and, since 2009, as a solo singersongwriter increasingly on demand on the national concert circuit...As a singer and voice actor in major motion pictures, television series, commercials and recordings, including the current hit The Lorax, plus Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio(“Real In Rio”, nominated for a 2012 Oscar!), Ice Age (2 & 3), Robots, The Mexican, The Emperor’s New Groove, Envy; television series Prison Break, Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; and commercials for Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and literally hundreds of others...As an activist in Washington on intellectual property, performer and songwriter issues, lobbying Capitol Hill regularly, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board, on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...As an institutional volunteer on the elected and appointed boards of such vaunted musician and performer organizations as the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Folk Alliance International, The California Songwriters Association, The Recording Academy and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease...After 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan ventured out solo in 2009 and released his first album that year, the spirited “Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals from Austin-based Stonehoney. His next album, “Shed My Skin”, is slated for release in 2012. He also moonlights as a member of the four-artist Christmas revue, Decembersongs, with friends Amy Speace, Jon Vezner and Sally Barris, now booking their third annual holiday outing in 2012. He is the father of a 15 year old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.