Dan Haseltine

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Dan Haseltine
Birth nameDaniel Paul Haseltine
Born (1973-01-12) January 12, 1973 (age 46)
Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
GenresAlternative rock, folk, Christian
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano, percussion, accordion, melodica
Years active1993–present
LabelsEssential, Silvertone, Gray Matters, Nettwerk
Associated actsJars of Clay, The Hawk in Paris, Plumb

Daniel Paul "Dan" Haseltine (born January 12, 1973)[1] is an American singer best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed vocals, piano, accordion, percussion and most recently, melodica, while with Jars of Clay. He has had different artistic titles, including songwriter, producer, film composer, music supervisor and art designer.

Haseltine is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission, where he currently sits as part of the board of directors. He is a regular writer and speaker about worship music, HIV/AIDS in Africa, social justice and church reform. Haseltine is also a regular columnist for Relevant Magazine, and has contributed articles to Moody, CCM Magazine, Christianity Today, World Vision, Campus Life and Beliefnet.[2]


Haseltine attended Greenville College, where he was noticed by fellow student Charlie Lowell while wearing a Toad the Wet Sprocket T-shirt at a local concert. The two became friends and began Jars of Clay with guitarist Stephen Mason. Later they enlisted guitarist Matt Bronleewe, who was with the group for a short while but decided to complete his studies when the rest of the group left in 1995 before graduation. He was replaced by Matthew Odmark from Rochester, New York.[citation needed]

In 2001, Haseltine and the rest of Jars of Clay were awarded honorary graduations from Greenville College due to their demonstrated understanding of their craft. Haseltine has collaborated with other artists and authors in books such as "The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World" (2006) and "I.Am.Relevant: A Generation Impacting Their World With Faith" (2002).[citation needed]

In September 2007, Haseltine released his first children's book entitled, "The One, the Only Magnificent Me". The book features artwork by illustrator Joel Schoon Tanis and will be published by Mackinac Island Press, Inc. The book was named a CMSpin bestseller on 2007-09-12.[3] Haseltine was featured on the 2011 Plumb song "Drifting". The song peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.[4]

In 2012, Haseltine released an EP called His + Hers along with Jeremy Bose and Matt Bronleewe as The Hawk in Paris. A full-length album was expected to be released in 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Katie Haseltine and is the father of two children, Noah and Max.[6]

He attends an Anglican church in Nashville, Tennessee.[7]

Solo discography[edit]

Compilation Contributions[edit]

Released Song Album Label(s)
October 12, 2010 "Can't Save You" Music from the film What If... Essential Records
September 23, 2011 "Empty (Disciples)" (with Matt Hammitt) Music Inspired by The Story EMI Christian Music


  1. ^ Instant Access, Family Christian, Instant Access with Dan Haseltine - Family Christian. Full name and Date of Birth noted. Retrieved August 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Blood:Water Mission profile, http://www.bloodwatermission.com/?em1204=43912&em1205=43920&em1206=43940&em1206b=56085 General info about career. Retrieved August 11, 2007
  3. ^ Christian Music Source (September 12, 2007). "Jars of Clay Lead Singer Rocks Onto Bestseller Lists". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2007.
  4. ^ "Plumb Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "His + Hers: Dan Haseltine works on side project The Hawk In Paris". Crossrhythms.co.uk. September 15, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "About us - Board". Blood: Water Mission. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  7. ^ Smith, Warren Cole. "WORLD | New songs, old jars | Warren Cole Smith | Aug. 29, 2013". Worldmag.com. Retrieved September 20, 2013.