For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career…
Dan’s career began as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir.
In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, steadily in demand on the national concert circuit…
He moonlights as a singer and voice actor, in movies like The Book Of Life, The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3) ; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; records with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Janiva Magness, and Jon Anderson of Yes; the hit videogames Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and hundreds of TV ads for Subaru, Shakey’s, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more.
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, on behalf of Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, the former AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board. Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA and The Levitt Pavilions LA.
In 2009, after 22 years and 12 CDs with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited “Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals, Austin’s now-disbanded Stonehoney. His next album, “Shed My Skin”, is slated for release next year.
He is the father of a 20-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.