Eric Lowen Loses Battle With ALS
March 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM (PT)
Singer/songwriter ERIC LOWEN, musical partner for many years with DAN NAVARRO, succumbed to ALS this past FRIDAY (3/23). He was 60 years old.
NAVARRO posted on his Facebook page, "ERIC peacefully ended his nine-year standoff with ALS (a.k.a. LOU GEHRIG's disease), surrounded by family and awash in love, gratitude and beautiful music. We all appreciate the support and well wishes that have come his way these many years, and will always hold dear the shining example he was, and still is, to us all."
LOWEN & NAVARRO was a songwriting team formed in the 1980s. They became active as a performing group in 1987, and in the 1990s, they began to release a number of records.
On MARCH 17th, 2004, LOWEN was diagnosed with ALS. They played their last shows as a duo on JUNE 5th, 2009, at the RAMSHEAD in ANNAPOLIS, MD and on JUNE 6th, 2009, at THE BIRCHMERE in ALEXANDRIA, Va. NAVARRO continues to tour as a solo performer.
‘Keep The Light Alive: Celebrating The Music of Lowen & Navarro’ was released NOVEMBER 2009 with LOWEN & NAVARRO songs performed by JACKSON BROWNE, JOHN ONDRASIK, KEB' MO', THE BANGLES, SEVERIN BROWNE, JOEL RAFAEL, ANDY CHASE, THE REFUGEES, FREEBO, EDDIE FROM OHIO, PHIL PARLAPIANO, CHARLIE WADHAMS and STONEHONEY. The proceeds of the album benefit THE ERIC LOWEN TRUST, ALS ASSOCIATION GREATER LOS ANGELES and AUGIE'S QUEST.