November 17th, 2021 7pm Stage 3
Dan Navarro’s long and eclectic resume includes “songwriter,” “recording artist,” “singer”, “voice actor”, “road warrior” and “arts advocate” in its range of credits.
His former acoustic duo, Lowen & Navarro, released 12 albums, enjoyed widespread “Triple A” radio airplay and performed 1500 gigs before Eric Lowen’s retirement in 2009 and passing from ALS in 2012. Dan set out solo in 2007, touring constantly. His latest album “Shed My Skin” released in 2019 to glowing reviews, produced by Steve Postell with guest turns from Janiva Magness, Wendy Waldman, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Freebo, Bob Malone, Brother Sun and Grace Pettis.
As a songwriter, Dan has written heartfelt songs for Pat Benatar (the Grammy nominated “We Belong”), The Bangles, Japanese girl group Wink (the #1 hit “One Night in Heaven”), Dutch superstar Marco Borsato (the Top Ten “Je Hoeft Niet Naar Huis Vannacht”), Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, and Austin outlaw country legend Rusty Weir.
His songs have appeared in the films Deadpool 2, Pitch Perfect 2 and Talladega Nights, TV series This Is Us, Stumptown, American Idol, The Voice, American Dad and The Office and national commercials for Pepsi, Sheraton, Chase Bank and the United Way.
As a singer and voice actor, he’s sung in the Academy Award winning movies Coco and Happy Feet, plus The Addams Family, Dora and the City of Lost Gold, The Lorax, Ice Age 2 & 3, Prison Break and American Dad; voiced characters in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Book Of Life, The Playmobil Movie and We Bare Bears; sung on albums by Luis Miguel, Andrea Bocelli and Neil Young; voiced video games Red Dead Redemption II, Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and sung and done VO’s in hundreds of commercials for Toyota, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Honda and many more.
In Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Dan launched “Songs From the CoronaZone”, a living room livestream series on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, airing over 220 2-to-3-hour episodes in 13 months. In April 2021 he transitions to a new livestream series, “NomadDan”, documenting cross- country tours in his camper van “Vanessa”, resuming in-person concerts after a year shut down.
In his “spare” time, Dan serves on the Board of SAG-AFTRA, as National Recording Artist / Singer Vice President; is a Trustee on the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Fund; serves on the Mechanical Licensing Collective and is a past president of Folk Alliance International. He has been a leading voice in Washington DC on intellectual property issues for 25+ years, testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in 2002 and the Copyright Royalty Board in 2007.
Dan’s music probes life at its most resonant. In his rich baritone, he sings songs of heart and insight, steeped in experience, soulful tales from a long road well-traveled.
He’s the proud father of a 24-year old filmmaker son, thinks sleep is for babies and is a known abuser of acoustic guitars.