For twenty years, Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro have written, recorded and toured for a growing national audience. Their nine CDs showcase self-penned songs of experience, colored by supple acoustic-based arrangements centered around their intertwined voices.
Songwriters of notable cachet, 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: They wanted to sing their songs themselves.
In January 1988, the duo began a weekly residency at The Breakaway in Venice, CA relying strictly on their two voices and acoustic guitars. They didn’t actively promote the shows or invite their music business friends. Yet within a year, crowds were growing and a buzz started that coincided with an emerging “Nu-Folk” scene in LA. By the end of 1989 they were recording their first album.
In 1990, their debut album, Walking On A Wire, was released by Chameleon Records to rave reviews. Produced by Jim Scott (BoDeans, Samples, Whiskeytown), the album built a radio base with the songs “Walking On A Wire” and “The Spell You’re Under”. They toured relentlessly and found responsive audiences nationwide, particularly in Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver, cities that remain L&N strongholds to this day.