Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30
Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer, satirist multi-instrumentalist and entertainer Eric Schwartz (aka Eric "Red" Schwartz) tours the U.S. and Europe bringing his music to every audience he can find. He's been playing music and comedy venues nationally for fifteen years (the Improv, The Bluebird, The Comedy Store, The Bottom Line…). He has composed for and performed in various Satiristas shows spearheaded by Paul Provenza, as well as "The Bad Boys of Comedy" with Bobby Slayton, Jim Norton et. al. His songs have been sung by Ronny Cox, Holly Near and Van Dyke Parks. Schwartz is possibly the only artist in the history of the world to get raves from Gloria Steinem and Hustler Magazine, Eric's songs go from the political to the profane, sometimes both (see the International Songwriting Competition's best comedy song of the year, "Clinton Got a Blowjob".) Eric’s latest CD release The Aristocrat, which Paul Zollo (Songwriters on Songwriting) calls "a comic treasure" and the U.K.'s Rock'n'Reel magazine calls "beautifully produced and perfectly executed," contains "There's a Picture…", currently in rotation on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom show. Schwartz has also garnered radio play on stations as diverse as Howard Stern's 100, Raw Dog Radio, the Ed Schultz Show and NPR's All Things Considered. Schwartz' latest release is The Better Man which Brian Keathley of KALX Berkeley calls "by far his best work yet. A great collection of tunes with humor, and social commentary—some of which is damn profound. Be listening for it this week and beyond on my radio shows!"
Doors at 2:30, show at 3:00
Dan's career began as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated "We Belong"), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir.
In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric's retirement in 2009. Dan has transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, steadily in demand on the national concert circuit…
He moonlights as a singer and voice actor in motion pictures like The Book Of Life (as the villain "Chakal"), The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated "Real In Rio"), Ice Age (2 & 3) ; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; records with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Janiva Magness, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; the hit videogames Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and hundreds of TV ads for Subaru, Shakey's, McDonald's, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more.
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer's rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board, on behalf of numerous music and the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int'l, the former AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition…
Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuro-muscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which took Eric Lowen’s life in 2012…
In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited "Live at McCabe's", backed by his pals, Austin's now-disbanded Stonehoney. He is currently finishing his next album, "Shed My Skin"—his first studio album of new material as a solo artist, slated for release early next year.
He is the father of a 20-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.