Emerging out of nineties soft-rock oblivion, [lastfm]Jakob Dylan[/lastfm] of [lastfm]The Wallflowers[/lastfm] and maybe more famously known as [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]‘s son, hasn’t let his father’s notoriety stop him from continuing on his musical journey as a solo artist.
In his second solo effort Women & Country, Jakob releases a collection of his strongest material of whole-hearted Americana, and opens up about his father’s influence on his music in an exclusive interview with the singer.
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Determined to make a name of his own, [lastfm]Jakob Dylan[/lastfm] is aware of the burden of his namesake carries with his music. It’s not easy to step out of the shadow of America’s greatest songwriter and all around musical legend, especially when that person is your father.
Always having to deal with being asked how his father influenced his music throughout his career as the mysterious frontman of [lastfm]The Wallflowers[/lastfm] and even today as a solo artist, Jakob has learned to take it in stride, telling the London Evening Standard:
“The idea that I might have had it any easier than anyone else is preposterous. No one buys a record just because of the name on the cover. People aren’t that stupid. I’ll be the first to tell you that if you’re skeptical about my music, listen to something else.”
His second solo album is nothing to be skeptical about. Once again enlisting the help of legendary producer [lastfm]T-Bone Burnett[/lastfm] (Bringing Down The Horse) and the help of some female counterparts [lastfm]Neko Case[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Kelly Hogan[/lastfm], Women & Country launches Jakob in a category of his own with his folksy twang and rustic lyrics.
Check out a tune from his latest album — out now – ”Evil Is Alive And Well” and visit Jakobdylan.com for more traditional rootsy hits.
[Source: This Is London]