Dan Navarro: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Voice Actor Releasing ‘Horizon Line’ 8/26; Tour Dates

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On Aug. 26, singer/songwriter/guitarist/voice actor Dan Navarro will release a new album titled Horizon Line. It will be the follow-up to Navarro’s 2018 record, Shed My Skin.

Here’s a song from the record, “Circling the Drain”:

“Horizon Line is a declaration of purpose, renewal, commitment, and elucidation of the ‘why’ behind a life on stage, in the studio, and on the road,” said Dan Navarro in a statement.

Some more context, both for the new material and Navarro’s career to date, which has spanned decades and various endeavors in all corners of entertainment:

Produced by seven-time Grammy®-winner Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters, Tedeschi-Trucks), Horizon Line is an emphatic homecoming for Navarro and Scott, who produced six albums for Lowen & Navarro (Dan’s revered duo with the late Eric Lowen) from 1990-1998, and in 2008, defining the harmony duo’s sound. Navarro was inspired to capture the energy, sonic quality and impact of those albums with Scott. On Navarro’s first tour after thirteen months of Covid lockdown, while driving cross-country in his NomadDan tour van, he phoned Jim to ask, “Can we do what we used to do?” Scott heartily replied, “yes!” and a plan was underway. Recorded at Navarro’s Plyrz Studios in Rancho Mirage, CA, over twenty-five days, Horizon Line recaptures the fullness and immediacy of their early work, with added sharpness thanks to decades’ more experience.

The ten songs tell a story of dedication, energy and persistence, with a greater sense of optimism than previous Navarro albums. The title track, “Horizon Line,” declares that Dan’s relentless drive is non-negotiable, charging into the vanishing point for the sheer love of music and connection with an audience. That audience grew in pandemic lockdown via 250+ “Songs from the CoronaZone” living room live streams, spawning a dedicated “DanFam™” hungry for engagement in isolation.

He’s released eighteen acclaimed albums, performed thousands of concerts, and sung and voiced characters in hit films like Oscar®-winners Encanto (including the #1 hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”), Coco and Happy Feet, plus The Book of Life and the upcoming Puss in Boots 2; TV series Invincible, The Boys: Diabolical, American Dad, Pantheon and Prison Break; hit games Fallout 4 and Red Dead Redemption II. He has written songs for Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic “We Belong”), The Bangles, Dave Edmunds, Dionne Warwick and more.  

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The track listing:

She Dreams in Music
Come and Find Me
Circling the Drain
Rose in the Window
Hopeful Hearts
Tar Pit
Come Around (January’s Child)
Oklahoma Skies
Horizon Line
Sleep Tonight

And some tour dates, which include a special evening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Aug. 11:

July 29 – July 31 – Goshen, CT @ Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
August 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Grammy Museum
August 19 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
August 20 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head on Stage
August 23 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
August 25 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Hey Nonny – SOLD OUT
August 26 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Hey Nonny
August 27 – Naperville, IL @ McGuire Fest XIII @ Sportsman’s Park
September 17 – Santa Monica, CA @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
October 14 & 16 – Opelika, AL @ Opelika Songwriters Festival

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