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DAN NAVARRO


BIO: As a songwriter 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... As a recording and touring artist with longtime partner, Eric Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro and after Eric’s retirement in 2009, as a solo singer-songwriter increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit... As a singer and voice actor in major motion pictures, television series, commercials and recordings, including the smash hit The Lorax, plus Rock of Ages, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), 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 hundreds of others... As an activist in Washington on intellectual property, performer and songwriter issues, 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 a volunteer on the elected and appointed boards of such vaunted musician and performer organizations as SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The California Songwriters Association and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka 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”, is slated for release in 2013. He also moonlights as a member of the four-artist Christmas revue, Decembersongs, with friends Amy Speace, Jon Vezner and Sally Barris, embarking on their third annual holiday outing this December. He is the father of a 16-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.

Latest Articles


Grammy-Nominated Dan Navarro to Play NYC's Rockwood Music Hall in December Photo Grammy-Nominated Dan Navarro to Play NYC's Rockwood Music Hall in December
by TV News Desk - October 28, 2019

With a career spanning decades and a dozen albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan Navarro has just released his first true studio-recorded solo album, 'Shed My Skin'....
Opelika Songwriters Festival Adds Shawn Mullins as Headliner Photo Opelika Songwriters Festival Adds Shawn Mullins as Headliner
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2019

The Opelika Songwriters Festival, a new annual event based in Opelika, Alabama, has added Shawn Mullins as the headliner for the festival, which will entertain music fans at its inaugural celebration over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26, 2019) at multiple venues in the town's historic downtown. Opel...
Tony Lucca Hits the Road in Support of New Album 'Ain't No Storm' Photo Tony Lucca Hits the Road in Support of New Album 'Ain't No Storm'
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2019

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tony Lucca continues touring in support of his brand new album, Ain't No Storm (out March 29, 2019), with a number of tour dates that include stops at Bonnaroo, the Opelika Songwriters Festival, Pat McGee's Down the Hatch, and others (see tour schedule below for all...
Opelika Songwriters Festival Announces Inaugural Event in Alabama Photo Opelika Songwriters Festival Announces Inaugural Event in Alabama
by TV News Desk - March 28, 2019

The Opelika Songwriters Festival, a new annual event based in Opelika, Alabama, will entertain music fans at its inaugural celebration over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26, 2019) at multiple venues in the town's historic downtown.  Rob and Jen Slocumb, a.k.a. Martha's Trouble (a husband-and-wife fol...
Interference AV Adds Opening Musical Acts Sadaf, Irreversible Entanglements and YATTA Photo Interference AV Adds Opening Musical Acts Sadaf, Irreversible Entanglements and YATTA
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2018

Times Square Arts and Clocktower Productions present Interference AV, a free, three-night festival of video art with UNDERVOLT & CO. and live music that will take place at the AMC Empire 25 on February 19-21 from 8:00 10:00pm, with doors opening at 7:00pm. Sadaf, Irreversible Entanglements, and YA...
LA Songwriter Bob Beland Releases Highly Anticipated New Album 'Left Of Center'
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Much to the anticipation of music aficionados worldwide, renowned LA songwriter Bob Beland is releasing his new album “Left Of Center” on his own independent label Wrong Way Works!...
The BPM Festival 2016 Kicks Off Today in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

The BPM Festival, featuring new showcases and venues for its 2016 edition, takes place today, January 8, through January 17, 2016 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico....
The BPM Festival 2016 Announces Phase 2 Artist Lineup, Showcases & Venues
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

The BPM Festival is excited to announce the Phase 2 artist lineup, with 247 artists added, plus new showcases and venues for its 2016 edition taking place January 8-17, 2016 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico....
SAG-AFTRA and Record Labels Announce Groundbreaking Online Payment Formulas
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

SAG-AFTRA and the recording industry, including Sony Music Entertainment, affiliates of Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records LLC and Hollywood Records Inc., today announced a tentative successor sound recordings agreement, which includes a groundbreaking payment formula for onl...