Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2010-01-12As we've been doing for our good friend and local Godfather of Folk Music, Ralston, the friends of Eric Lowen (of Lowen and Navarro fame) have banded together to help the singer-songwriter in his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). This tribute CD raises dollars for Lowen and his family and for ALS research. Not only is this a nice thing to do, the artists do a great job on the L&N songbook, with Jackson Browne leading off and including Keb Mo, The Bangles, The Refugees and Eddie from Ohio. Two artists I didn't know before -- the Andy Chase Band and Charlie Wadhams -- do particularly fine jobs in this set. I remember when L&N were in town at One Trick Pony and Lowen commented that "We Belong" (the song of theirs Pat Benatar made into a megahit) "put his kids through college." This time, a musical project is attempting to lift his spirits during a challenging struggle. P.S. Lowen can no longer perform live; Navarro is going on solo. 01/10 F-Contemporary Michael J.
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