Dan Navarro – Singer-songwriter, guitarist and voice actor share new music from upcoming album ‘Horizon Line’ due out August 26
Multifaceted singer, songwriter, guitarist and voice actor Dan Navarro will release their new album Skyline on August 26 via his own label Red Hen. Skyline is the long-awaited sequel to Navarro’s 2018 NACC Top Ten folk album, Shed My Skin.
“Horizon Line is a statement of purpose, renewal, commitment and elucidation of the ‘why’ of a life on stage, in the studio and on the road,” says Navarro. The first two singles, “Circling the Drain” and “She Dreams in Music”, tell uplifting stories of the beauty of time well spent in the joy of soulful engagement.
Listen to “Circling the Drain” HERE and “She Dreams in Music” HERE.
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 to 1998, and in 2008 defining the sound of the harmony duet. Navarro was inspired to capture the energy, sound quality and impact of these albums with Scott. On Navarro’s first tour after thirteen months of Covid lockdown, while driving around the country in his NomadDan tour van, he phoned Jim to ask, “Can we do what we used to do? ” Scott replied warmly, “yes!” and a plan was underway. Recorded at Navarro’s Plyrz Studios in Rancho Mirage, California over twenty-five days, Horizon Line recaptures the fullness and immediacy of their early work, with a sharpness enhanced through decades of experience.
The ten songs tell a story of dedication, energy and perseverance, with a greater sense of optimism than Navarro’s previous albums. The title track, “Horizon Line”, states that Dan’s relentless drive is non-negotiable, charging to the vanishing point for the pure love of music and connecting with an audience. This audience grew under the pandemic lockdown via more than 250 “Songs from the CoronaZone” living room live streams, spawning a dedicated “DanFam™” hungry for isolated engagement.
“Rose In the Window” and “Tar Pit” weave more pitiful stories about the search for connection, told with both an altered heart and a wry wit. “Come Around (January’s Child)” is an older song, written when Dan was just 21, that found new life in the 2020 live streams. “Oklahoma Skies”, “Hopeful Hearts” and ” Sleep Tonight” treads on more familiar, deeply poignant ground, always with a sense of redemption and renewal.
Horizon Line is an album that Navarro has worked for his entire career. Rich in sound, skilled in execution, deep in emotion, it is focused on where it is going – to the next connection, the next stop, the next city, the next feeling, just beyond the horizon.
Navarro is currently on his “NomadDan” cross-country tour with stops including the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Goshen, CT, July 29-July 31, as well as Los Angeles, CA; Ann Arbor, MI and Annapolis, MD. The initial dates are listed below with more to be added.
2022 “NomadDan” Tour Dates
July 29 – July 31 – Goshen, CT @ Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
August 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Grammy Museum
August 19 – Vienna, Virginia @ Jammin’ Java
August 20 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head on Stage
August 23 – Ann Arbor, MI @ L’Arche
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