For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience. Starting his career as a songwriter, his songs have been covered by Pat Benatar (The Top Five “We Belong”), the Bangles, Dave Edmunds, The Tempataions, Dionne Warwick and a host of others.
Best known for his long partnership in the acoustic folk-roots duo Lowen & Navarro, Dan has recorded and toured solo since Eric Lowen’s retirement in June 2009 due to the progression of his affliction with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Eric ended his battle with ALS on March 23, 2012.
Dan’s solo performances are marked by the same hallmarks as his work with Lowen & Navarro — songs of rich insight and experience, delivered straight-up, with honesty, grace and heart, in his moving and expressive baritone voice.
Singer-Songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history in the world of music.
Beginning with his 2004 CD release Rainy Day Soul and the subsequent Life & The Romantic, his work became involved with the raw expression of internal challenges central to adult lives. In a vocabulary both everyday and poetic he examines the transitions – whether personal, spiritual, or familial – there is acceptance and surrender, understanding then transcendence. His third album, With Angels On A Carousel, continued this journey further into the deep. With songs that reflected his recent experiences with crisis beyond control, exploring faith in the face of reality, hope within the conquering storm and the coming to terms with the overriding will of God.
Bruce’s latest work, 21st Century World, is an album that’s lead single “It Ain’t Cool” gets deliberately political. Bruce explains “It’s an observation on the culture at large: self serving politicians, the lack of integrity, greed destroying capitalism, where money is the justification for everything. My hope as a songwriter and artist is to provoke thought and create dialogue regarding issues that concern us all.” The 10 tracks were recording in New York City in Fall 2016, produced by Mike Montali, lead singer of local roots-rock outfit Hollis Brown.
The saying goes that most artists have an entire lifetime to make their first album, and six months to come up with the second. For veteran artist/songwriter/producer/ engineer/ guitarist Chas Sandford, it took over two decades for his sophomore album, Wag More, Bark Less, the long-awaited follow up to his debut Parallax View, which came out on Elektra/Asylum.
That album included songs that were soon covered by John Waite, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield and Sheila B. Devotion. When three of the songs he was writing for a planned second album turned into a #1 hit for Waite (“Missing You”) and Top 5 singles for both Stevie Nicks (“Talk to Me”) and Chicago (“What Kind of Man Would I Be”), Sandford found himself one of the most in-demand producer/songwriters in the business, his songs recorded by a list that includes Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Melanie, Roger Daltrey, Millie Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Alison Krauss and David Wilcox, often producing as well in his own Secret Sound studio. He has also produced a wide range of artists, including Chicago, Stevie Nicks, Roger Daltrey, Rod Stewart, Berlin, Gene Loves Jezebel, House of Schock and Don Johnson, whose cast of guest musicians included Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt , Ron Wood and Dickey Betts.