Jakob Dylan


Jakob Dylan : biography

December 9, 1969 –

Dylan & Three Legs performed at numerous Music Festivals during the summer and fall of 2010, including Maine’s Nateva Music Festival (July 2), headlining the Main Stage at the 6th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival (July 10), Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, UK (July 24), the Luna Lunera Festival in Spain (July 30), Quebec’s Festivent (August 5), Edmonton’s Folk Festival (August 8), KMTT’s Music Festival in Seattle (August 14), and on Halloween weekend, Dylan is scheduled to perform at the VooDoo Experience Music Festival. On October 29, 2010, Dylan and Three Legs taped an episode of "Sun Studio Sessions" in Memphis, Tennessee, expected to air in early 2011 on PBS affiliates. A series of shows scheduled the week before the VooDoo festival included a three-night artist in residence at New York City’s City Winery, a show in Atlanta, and a show in Nashville.

On July 19, 2011, the movie "A Little Help" soundtrack was digitally released. It contains three tracks by Jakob: "Down in a Hole (You’ve Got to Stop Digging)", "You’re No Match" and "No Season at All". And on September 6, the song "Gonna Be a Darkness" (on the True Blood season 3 soundtrack) by Jakob Dylan and Gary Louris was released.


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chartpositions
2008 Seeing Things

  • Release date: June 10, 2008
  • Label: Columbia Records
24 8 106
2010 Women + Country

  • Release date: April 6, 2010
  • Label: Columbia Records
12 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Early life

Jakob Dylan was born in New York City on December 9, 1969 to folksinger Bob Dylan and his wife Sara. Around the age of 3, he moved with his family to the Los Angeles area. Dylan grew up listening to The Clash, which inspired him to start playing music himself. In high school, he played guitar in various bands but upon graduation decided to attend Parsons School of Design in New York to study art. Dylan subsequently dropped out in his first semester but remained in New York for several months, exploring his options. From New York, Dylan called one of his high school band mates, Tobi Miller and the two decided to form a new band, then named The Apples (later The Wallflowers). Dylan moved back to Los Angeles to pursue work with his band.