About

Mark Jewett is a performing songwriter with listeners in at nearly 60 countries. His peers and fans have noted similarities in his writing and delivery styles to a variety of artists that include Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Nick Lowe, and John Hiatt. With his 2021 album release, “The Lucky One”, Mark has blended these influences and others into a well rounded and sharply produced collection of songs built on a foundation of honesty, gratitude, wonder, creativity and a sense of humor.

 

Equally at home as an acoustic solo or duo performer as he is with electric guitar in hand and a full band, he enjoys sliding a surprise or two into a show whenever he can, something the audience does not expect. As a writer, he finds the lighter side of life easy to put to music, but writing about love, loss, and the road between them is harder to get right.

Here are a few things reviewers have had to say about Mark's music:

"The word "dawn" came into my head after a few spins of Jewett's newest tracks, not only because there's a muted iridescence to his voice, but he sings the sentiments of his lyrics with the quiet profundity that can come with a perfect glowing dawn, as though these reverences for life and for love are dawning on him as he puts pen to page. The melodies are delicate, the pedal-steel perfectly curtains the meditative ambiance, and it puts a sparks a new ember from the folk-Americana genre." - Jeff Milo, Columnist at Current Magazine

“The best songs do two things, deftly revealing the unvarnished truth about both the songsmith and the listener. With ‘Love Has No Heart Of Its Own’, Mark Jewett has delivered a clutch of tunes that neatly and effortlessly accomplish both ends. You can hear who Mark is in every line, from the heartfelt to the humorous. All of his influences and interests are filtered through his unique and honest slant on life, love, longing and contentment. A warm and pleasurable packet of songs delivered with wry wit.” - Nolan Mendenhall, Producer, Work Ethic Productions

 

“Mark put his ‘toe in the water’ with an EP. It’s a bit safer. There are only four songs, but in this case four very good songs. If I didn’t know he was new at this, I would never have believed it. It’s as if he had been writing songs for a very long time. He’s a natural at it.” – Pam Rossi, Former On-Air Personality at WOMC Detroit

2020 Philby Awards

Philby Hot 100 Songs of 2020: #6 "Just One Clue"

  1. Best Rock/Americana Song

  2. Best Percussion

  3. Best Cowbell

2017 Philby Awards

Mark received recognition four ways for 2017 Philby Awards for his album, "Tending The Fire"!​

  1. Best Singer/Songwriter Debut Album

  2. #14 album of the Top 100 Albums

  3. #7 single of the Top 100 singles for "It Ain't My Fault"

  4. #42 single of the Top 100 singles for "Love Refrigerator"

Detroit Music Awards

Mark received first round nominations in 5 categories for the 2017 Detroit Music Awards for his album, "Tending The Fire"!

  1. Outstanding Americana Artist / Group

  2. Outstanding Americana Recording, "Tending The Fire"

  3. Outstanding Americana Songwriter, "Tending The Fire"

  4. Outstanding Americana Vocalist

  5. Outstanding Country Songwriter

Above The Bridge Songwriters Weekend

Mark has served as a staff member for the renowned "Above The Bridge Songwriter's Weekends" in Curtis, Michigan in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Click here for more details!

American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest recognition

  • 2017

  • 2015