Dan Jewett

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Daniel Ryan Jewett (born October 10, 1967) is a musician and journalist.

He was born in Orange, California, USA and has lived in New Mexico, Colorado, San Francisco, and, most recently, Oakland. He attended San Francisco State University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.


Jewett was a founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the Bay Area rock band, The Himalayans. The Himalayans featured singer, songwriter Adam Duritz before the formation of the Counting Crows. Jewett co-wrote the song "Round Here," the Himalayans song borrowed by the Counting Crows to become the second hit off their 1993 release August and Everything After. Duritz discusses these early days, The Himalayans and "Round Here" in a Rolling Stone article entitled "Adam Duritz: 1991 and Everything After." "Round Here" has been performed on The Howard Stern Show, Late Show with David Letterman and has appeared on television shows such as Party of Five. The song was also covered by the band Panic! At the Disco and appeared in the 2011 movie Something Borrowed (film) covered by PT Walkley. A more than 10-minute version of the song was rerelesed in 2013 on the Counting Crows' Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow.

The album She Likes the Weather was produced by Jewett from a December 1991 studio recording and their original demo tape, produced by Counting Crows guitarist David Bryson. She Likes the Weather was re-released in April 2007 by Duritz' boutique record label Tyrannosaurus Records.

Jewett helped many Bay Area bands sharpen their sound working as a producer out of San Francisco's now defunct Found Sound Studio. He has played and written songs for numerous bands such as The Batmen, Groove Pigs and Creeping Charlies. In 1995 Jewett and popster Allen Clapp, calling themselves The Winthers, wrote the song "Where's Larry?" which appeared on the spinART Records compilation Lemonlime. Members of Jewett's first band, Foster City–based The Batmen, included Allen Clapp as well as Maz Kattuah and Larry Winther of The Mummies.

Jewett currently plays with The Hollyhocks, a Bay Area–based indie-pop band. The band released its debut album, Understories, on Mystery Lawn Music in June 2012.


Jewett is currently managing editor at Marin Magazine. He was previously an associate editor/web editor for Oakland and Alameda magazines. Jewett has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Independent Newspaper Group and helped to launch Connecting Voices, a magazine dedicated to vocalists. In 1993 he was one of only 15 journalists nationwide to be selected for the From the Hip media project, a book produced by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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