10 things to know about musician Jeremy Jewell.
1. Music background
Born and raised in Rochester, Jeremy Jewell is a self-taught musician. He learned by listening and watching others play.
2. Favorite way to play
Jeremy sings and plays harmonica, but he is most comfortable with his guitar.
3. Workaday life
Jeremy is a house musician at Five West and the Redwood Room. “Every year it gets better and better, and every year I get more gigs,” he said. “I’ve even had to cut back my bartending hours to part-time.”
4. Early education
“I had a lot of spare time when I was younger. I thought about music all day long at school, and then I would go home and play it until it was time to go to bed.”
“The first time I played in front of other people was in the seventh grade for our junior high graduation dance. I knew then it would be something I would always be addicted to.”
6. Old habits
“I still have the same mindset I had when I bought my first guitar. I think about it all day. Playing music, hearing music, writing music, I’m addicted to music.”
7. Favorite place to play
“I can’t pick one specific place, but sitting in with other bands is always fun.”
8. Rochester music scene
“There are a lot of really good musicians here, and there’s no bad blood between anyone.”
9. Musical style
“Sometimes rock and roll, sometimes blues, sometimes folk.”
10. Where to find Dylan
He performs at Five West on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30; at Forager Brewing Company on Wednesday, Feb. 17; and at Brothers Bar & Grill on Friday, Feb. 26. Visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jeremyjewellmusic.
Kim Zabel is a Plainview freelance writer and photographer. Ten measures is a weekly column spotlighting a local musician. Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.