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Monday, 26 March 2012

Eric Lowen (vocals)

BANDS:
  • Bon Mot
  • 20 Times
  • Lowen & Navarro

BIOGRAPHY:

I haven´t too much details about Eric Lowen´s career, except for his musical ventures with Dan Navarro. He also appears singing backup in many albums, but one of his best skills was composing. Many artists have recorded songs penned by Lowen & Navarro, such as Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Dionne Warwick, Keb´ Mo´ or The Four Tops.

Eric Lowen was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as s Lou Gehrig's disease). This prevented him for touring more and more, until he had to retire from life in the road in 2009.

A benefit album, Keep the light alive - celebrating the music of Lowen & Navarro was recorded by some of their friends, such as Jackson & Severin Browne, The Bangles, The Refugees (with guest appearance by Kenny Edwards), etc.

Sadly, Eric lost his battle against disease and passed away on March 23rd, 2012. This page is short, but it´ll serve as my tribute to him.


BON MOT


Bon Mot was a band formed by Eric Lowen, where his friend Dan Navarro joined:

BON MOT #?
?
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Bon Mot (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Dan Navarro


20 TIMES


20 Times was another band formed by Eric Lowen, along with Dan Navarro:

20 TIMES #?
?
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!
Lowen & Navarroê
Lowen & Navarroê

But after some time, they split the band to start working as a duo, Lowen & Navarro.

Other info on members of 20 Times (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Dan Navarro


LOWEN & NAVARRO


Lowen & Navarro was a wonderful duo of singers and songwriters:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #1
?
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar

This was one of the first concerts of Lowen & Navarro, around January 1989. The duo was backed by Charlie Colin on bass, from the band The Apostles:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1989
êThe Apostles
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
+
Charlie Colin
bass
The Apostlesê

Years later, a live album was released from that concert, Live wire.

In April 1989, we can find Lowen & Navarro now backed by Charlie Colin on bass and Richard Dodd on cello

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1989
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Charlie Colin
bass
Richard Dodd
cello

This was the lineup for Lowen & Navarro around June 1991:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1991
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Tad Wadhams
bass
Richard Dodd
cello
Butch Norton
drums

This was a different lineup for Lowen & Navarro, featuring the great Phil Parlapiano:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
?
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Brett Simons
bass
Phil Parlapiano
keyboards, accordion
Dan Marfisi
drums

This was the new band for Lowen & Navarro around August 1994:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1994
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Simeon Pillich
bass
Richard Dodd
cello
Dan Marfisi
drums

Around September 1996, Lowen & Navarro played gigs only backed by Rob Harrington on bass:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1996
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Rob Harrington
bass

This was Lowen & Navarro in April 1998:

LOWEN & NAVARRO #?
1998
Eric Lowen
vocals, guitar
Dan Navarro
vocals, guitar
Rob Harrington
bass
David Raven
drums

Other info on members of Lowen & Navarro (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (4): Dan Navarro, Butch Norton, Phil Parlapiano, Simeon Pillich

DISCOGRAPHY: (36 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (14 credits)
  • Walking on a wire - Lowen & Navarro (05/1990)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano, Simeon Pillich (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Richard Hardy
    • Comments: Album recorded in December 1989. It was reissued in September 1994 with 3 new tracks (recorded in September 1994) as a bonus, and featuring Phil Parlapiano (keyboards, accordion) and David Raven (drums, percussion), who didn´t appear in the original album.
  • Broken moon - Lowen & Navarro (10/1993)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Butch Norton, Phil Parlapiano, Simeon Pillich (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Debra Dobkin, Mark Goldenberg (RIP: Ethan James)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1993.
  • Pendulum - Lowen & Navarro (10/1995)

    • Members: Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Don Heffington, Hutch Hutchinson, Greg Leisz, Kevin Savigar
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen, Jeff Robinson
    • Comments: Recorded during April and May 1995.
  • Live wire - Lowen & Navarro (11/1997)

    • Members: Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: Recorded live in January 1989. It features Lowen & Navarro backed by bassist Charlie Colin from the band The Apostles, who were headlining that night.
  • Scratch at the door - Lowen & Navarro (08/1998)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Jeff Robinson
  • Live radio - Lowen & Navarro (02/2002)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Simeon Pillich (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: Live recordings for the radio, featuring appearances from 1994, 1996, 1998 and 1999.
  • At long last... Christmas - Lowen & Navarro (11/2002)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Butch Norton, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Julie Christensen
  • 3 for the road - Live! at Eddie´s Attic - Lowen Navarro Conoscenti (2003)

    • Members: Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: Live 4CD featuring Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro and Don Conoscenti, recorded in February 2003.
  • All the time in the world - Lowen & Navarro (09/2004)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Scott Breadman, Don Heffington, Hutch Hutchinson, Greg Leisz
    • Comments: Recorded from March to May 2004.
  • Hogging the covers - Lowen & Navarro (10/2006)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Hutch Hutchinson, Jim Keltner
    • Comments: Recorded in June and September 2005, as well as some parts in June 2006.
  • Learning to fall - Lowen & Navarro with Phil Parlapiano (07/2008)

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Guests: Julie Christensen, Don Heffington, Hutch Hutchinson, Jeanne Jolly, Greg Leisz, Taras Prodaniuk, Wendy Waldman
    • Comments: Recorded from July 2007 to June 2008.
  • Live at Kulak´s woodshed - Lowen & Navarro ( - )

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Butch Norton (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: Live double DVD recorded in April 2005.
  • Carry on together... - Lowen & Navarro ( - )

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: 2disk DVD.
  • Annapolis Wine Festival 1991 - Lowen & Navarro ( - )

    • Members: Dan Navarro, Butch Norton (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1991.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (4 credits)
  • In harmony with the homeless - VVAA (02/1996)

    • Guests: Kim Bullard, Jonathan Cain, Bill Cantos, Rita Coolidge, Bob Glaub, Bunny Hull, Don Kirkpatrick, Bob Mann, Scott Mayo, David Morgan, Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano, Al Perkins, Bill Purse, Andrea Robinson, Brenda Russell, David Salinas, Alan Silva, Joe Turano (RIP: Carl Anderson, Eric Lowen)
    • Producer: Freddie Ravel
    • Technical: Mouse Johnson, David Matthews
  • Tango mix - VVAA (03/1997)

    • Guests: Luis Conte, Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Brian Gardner, Billy Kinsley
  • From the heart of studio A - the folk scene collection - VVAA (04/1998)

    • Guests: Rock Deadrick, Frank Gallagher, Hutch Hutchinson, Greg Leisz, Anna McGarrigle, Richard Thompson, David Wilcox (RIP: Dave Early, Eric Lowen, Kate McGarrigle)
    • Comments: Live recordings made for the radio by several artists, such as Richard Thompson, Mary Black, Lowen & Navarro or Kate & Anna McGarrigle, among others.
  • A Christmas to remember - VVAA (10/1998)

    • Guests: Greg Leisz, James Mastro, Dan Navarro, Phil Parlapiano (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Jeff Robinson
SOUNDTRACKS (1 credit)
  • Color of night OST - Dominic Frontiere (1994)

    • Guests: David Campbell, Suzie Katayama, Dan Navarro, Sid Page (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Producer: (RIP: Tony Peluso)
    • Technical: Charles Paakkari, Bill Schnee
SESSIONS (16 credits)
  • Bert Sommer - Bert Sommer (1977)

    • Members: (RIP: Bert Sommer)
    • Guests: Anthony Jackson, Will Lee, Hugh McCracken, Allan Schwartzberg, Paul Shaffer, David Spinozza (RIP: Eric Lowen, Jimmy Maelen)
    • Producer: Ron Dante
  • Rose - Rosemary Butler (1983)

    • Members: Rosemary Butler
    • Guests: Michael Boddicker, Craig Doerge, Bryan Garofalo, Bob Glaub, Mark Goldenberg, Max Gronenthal, Doug Haywood, Josh Leo, Arnold McCuller, Bill Payne, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Ruff, William ´Smitty´ Smith, Harry Stinson, Snuffy Walden (RIP: Mike Botts, Kenny Edwards, Andrew Gold, Nicolette Larson, Eric Lowen)
    • Producer: Peter Bernstein
  • Ripe four distraction - James Lee Stanley (1988)

    • Guests: Rita Coolidge, Jim Ehinger, Jo Ann Harris, Dan Navarro, Rick Ruskin, Timothy B Schmit (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • Rendez vous in angel city - Little Bob (1989)

    • Guests: Steve Hunter, Dan Navarro, Charlie Sexton, Julia Tillman Waters, Nick Trevisick, Maxine Willard Waters, Jimmy Woods (RIP: Eric Lowen, Kalle Weber)
  • Weekend guru - Ecotour (1990)

    • Guests: Jim Ehinger, Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Producer: Shel Talmy
  • Singer in the storm - Holly Near (1990)

    • Guests: Bobbye Hall, Simeon Pillich, Ramon Stagnaro, Steve Wood (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Doug Sax
  • Electric digger dandy - James Reyne (1991)

    • Guests: Kenny Aronoff, Byron Berline, Gene Black, Renee Geyer, Mark Goldenberg, Stephen Housden, Dan Navarro, John Pierce, Jeffery C J Vanston, John Watson (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Comments: This album was also released under a different title, Any day above ground.
  • The Envoy - James Lee Stanley (1991)

    • Guests: Scott Breadman, Larry Carlton, Jim Ehinger, Laurence Juber, Russ Kunkel, Dan Navarro, Michael Omartian, Simeon Pillich (RIP: Eric Lowen, Mark Tulin)
  • When you´re a boy - Susanna Hoffs (02/1991)

    • Guests: Zachary Alford, Rusty Anderson, Gary Ferguson, Randy Jackson, Tom Kelly, Robin Lane, Dan Navarro, Maria Vidal (RIP: John Entwistle, Eric Lowen, Carlos Vega)
    • Producer: David Kahne
    • Technical: Charles Paakkari, Wally Traugott
    • My opinion: This album got bad reviews, but I still like it. I enjoy her own version of ´Unconditional love´ as well as David Bowie´s cover of ´Boys keep swinging´.
  • Vivir una vez - Brizuela (1993)

    • Guests: Mike Baird, Buzzy Feiten, Jon Gilutin, Bob Glaub, Dan Navarro, John Pierce, Tim Pierce, John Robinson, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Thompson, Efrain Toro, Jimmy Zavala (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • Conociendonos - Emanuel Ortega (01/1994)

    • Guests: Maxi Anderson, Stan Behrens, Ed Calle, Tony Concepcion, Michael Landau, Dan Navarro, John Robinson, Michito Sanchez, Neil Stubenhaus, Steve Tavaglione, Mona Lisa Young, Terry Young (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • Estaciones - Brizuela (08/1997)

    • Guests: Mike Baird, Luis Conte, Michael Landau, Bill Meyers, Dan Navarro, John Pierce, Tim Pierce, Andrea Robinson, Efrain Toro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • The Book of survival - Deborah Holland (09/1999)

    • Guests: Danny Frankel, Dan Navarro (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • Jacob Young - Jacob Young (08/2001)

    • Guests: Hutch Hutchinson, Ged Lynch, Dan Navarro, Guy Pratt (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain
  • Lines in the dirt - Brad Colerick (2007)

    • Guests: Gary Ferguson, Larry Klein, Dan Navarro, Herb Pedersen, Taras Prodaniuk, Julia Tillman Waters, Ed Tree, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Eric Lowen)
  • You like it clean - Lynn Carey Saylor (2007)

COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • And still we sing - the outspoken collection - Holly Near (09/2002)

    • Guests: Jennifer Condos, Sheila E Escovedo, Robben Ford, Bob Glaub, Mark Goldenberg, Bobbye Hall, Tris Imboden, Ray Obiedo, John Pierce, Simeon Pillich, Vicki Randle, Michael Thompson, Chris Trujillo, Steve Wood (RIP: Eric Lowen)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Doug Sax
    • Comments: 2CD compilation including several live tracks.

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Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Eric Lowen, please, also write me with the link.
RELATED MUSICIANS:

Eric Lowen mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Dan Navarro (30)
Richard Dodd (13)
Jim Scott (11)
Phil Parlapiano (10)
David Raven (7)
Rob Harrington (6)
Hutch Hutchinson (6)
Simeon Pillich (6)
Greg Leisz (5)
Bob Glaub (4)

Page created by Miguel Terol on: 26/March/2012 - Last modified on: 27/March/2012. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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1 comment:

  1. Where can I find 3 for the road? I can not find that album and it was the first I ever heard and it is what made me absolutely fall in love with these guys.

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