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For over twenty years Dan Navarro has shared the stage with his partner Eric Lowen. Songwriters of notable great pieces, their works have been recorded by artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the worldwide Top 5 smash "We Belong"), The Bangles, The Four Tops, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations and a host of others. Out of their success as songwriters came the impetus for forming Lowen & Navarro. Dan has recently recorded an album out of respect for his longtime association with Eric called "Keep the Light Alive." He describes it is as follows. Thirteen of our favorite artists, many of them dear friends, have assembled for this CD of new versions of L&N classics, including Jackson Browne, Keb'Mo', John Ondrasik (of Five For Fighting), The Bangles, The Refugees, Freebo (with Eliza Gilkyson), Eddie From Ohio, Stonehoney and many others.
Proceeds benefit The Eric Lowen Trust, The ALS Association's Golden West Chapter, and Augie's Quest, all to help People with ALS.
Plus on the same bill—Lawrence Lebo.
Hailing form Southern California, singer/songwriter/composer LAWRENCE LEBO is an artist who is enthralled with and dedicated to American Roots Music. Her journey began with her critically acclaimed debut Ep titled “LAWRENCE LEBO and her LITTLE BIG BAND:DON‘T CALL HER LARRY. ” In the age of trilogy, LEBO conjurs a masterful offering. In “DON’T CALL HER LARRY, VOL. 3 : AMERICAN ROOTS” she continues to explore the depths of American Roots music, reinterpreting her songbook in a duet setting, featuring herself and bassist DENNY CROY (Doug MacLeod, Brian Setzer Orchestra). Tonight she and Denny celebrate their 25th anniversary with this concert and the release of their new CD single (sure to be a classic sung at everyone's anniversary)," Happy Anniversary, Baby." Stripped down to an organic setting, the stellar vocalist creates vivid imagery with her texturally diverse vocal styling. In an age where singers are manipulated with technology and slick production, LEBO goes bar-room-raw, minimal, and shows us exactly what she can do. In addition, LEBO has penned new works. They are American Roots hybrids of acoustic jazz/blues, and western swing. "Don't Call Her Larry, Volume 3" completes the blues trilogy Ms. Lebo has been working on with style. A brilliant collection for young and old, the songs evoke the past masters while inspiring the next wave of blues greats to follow suit. Easily the best album in the genre I have heard this year". - CASHBOX MAGAZINE