Evan and Jaron

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For the group's eponymous album, see Evan and Jaron (album).
Evan and Jaron
Origin Tucker, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, indie rock, alternative rock
Years active 1994 ~ 2008
Labels Island, Columbia
Associated acts Jaron and the Long Road to Love
Members Evan Lowenstein
Jaron Lowenstein

Evan Mitchell Lowenstein and Jaron David Lowenstein (born March 18, 1974)[1] are American musicians and identical twin brothers who performed as Evan and Jaron. Evan and Jaron have recorded three studio albums and charted three singles on the Pop Songs charts. The duo's highest-peaking single is "Crazy for This Girl," which peaked at 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000.

Life and career[edit]

The Lowensteins grew up in Tucker, Georgia. Their parents are Leslie (Diamond) and Charles Lowenstein. The duo were raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, and attended Greenfield Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva High School.[2][3] Through their mother, they are related (by marriage) to actor Logan Lerman.[4] They began performing in the folk-pop genre in coffee houses in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994, their live album, Live at KaLo's Coffee House, was released, and drew some attention. After touring for a year, in 1996 they released a second independent album, Not from Concentrate and performed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. While touring they were noticed by Jimmy Buffett, who signed them to Island Records, the label on which they released We've Never Heard Of You, Either in 1998.[5] They have toured with an array of artists, including Sting, Heart, The Dixie Chicks and Maroon 5.

In 2000, the duo released Evan and Jaron for Columbia Records.[6] The album included hit singles "Crazy for This Girl", "From My Head to My Heart", and "The Distance."[6] At the height of their success, Evan started a family and the touring ceased. Their most recent album, Half Dozen, offered more of an Americana/country sound and included six songs as well as three additional bonus tracks.

In March 2006, the pair appeared on ABC's reality TV show, American Inventor, showcasing their Pit Port, a container for discarded seeds and pits in various fruits and nuts.[7] That year they also appeared in a series of TV shorts for the USA Network, entitled "USA Character Roadtrip," where they interviewed actors on USA shows.

They currently split time between Los Angeles and Nashville.

In 2013, they played their hit "Crazy for This Girl" together, in Nashville.

Jaron and the Long Road to Love[edit]

Jaron released a solo single, "Pray for You", credited to Jaron and the Long Road to Love, to country radio in November 2009.[8] The song reached the top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts, and the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Jaron released his debut album, Getting Dressed in the Dark, on June 22, 2010. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart selling 23,916 copies in its first week.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
[10]
US
Heat

[11]
We've Never Heard of You, Either
Evan and Jaron 156 4
Half Dozen
  • Release date: April 13, 2004
  • Label: 12 Between Us
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at KaLo's Coffee House
  • Release date: June 20, 1995
  • Label: Durable Phig Leaf
  • Formats: CD, cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
US Pop
[13]
US Adult
[14]
US AC
[15]
2000 "Crazy for This Girl" 15 9 4 27 Evan and Jaron
2001 "From My Head to My Heart"[A] 124 35 28
"The Distance"[B] 108 31
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in History". The Associated Press. March 18, 2011. Evan and Jaron Lowenstein are 37 
  2. ^ "American Jewish Life Magazine". atlantajewish.com. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Logan Lerman". IMDb.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Bernarde, Scott R. (2003). Stars of David: rock'n'roll's Jewish stories. UPNE. p. 372. ISBN 1-58465-303-5. 
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Evan and Jaron biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fame or Shame". Atlanta Magazine: 62. January 2007. 
  8. ^ Bonaguro, Alison (2009-11-20). "Jaron Lowenstein Offers a Prayer for Your Ex". CMT. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 26, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Evan and Jaron Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ "allmusic ((( Evan and Jaron > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Evan and Jaron Album & Song Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Evan and Jaron Album & Song Chart History: Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Evan and Jaron Album & Song Chart History: Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  15. ^ "allmusic ((( Evan and Jaron > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 

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