The youngest of Bob Dylan's
five children, 12-year-old Jakob came home determined to learn the electric guitar after seeing the Clash perform during their glorious "Combat Rock" tour. In high school in Los Angeles, the then teenaged Dylan soon formed a band with, among others, ate Tobias Miller - with whom he had long shared a passion for the Clash and the Jam. After graduation, Dylan took a brief detour in 1988 to study art at the Parson's School of Design in New York City, where he also ended up writing what he calls his first real song - "6th Avenue Heartache." Later that year, he returned to Los Angeles and recruited Jaffee and Miller to launch what, by 1990, would become the Wallflowers. Two years later, the young band released its self-titled debut on Virgin Records, earning critical praise in the pages of Rolling Stone and Musician. Extensive road work followed, with the group undertaking tours with 10,000 Maniacs, Cracker, and Spin Doctors. Following a series of line-up changes, the Wallflowers moved over to Interscope Records and in 1996 released the T-Bone Burnett-produced top 5 breakthrough, Bringing Down The Horse.
Today, Dylan reflects on the ten-years since the release of The Wallflowers and simply sees a band on a mission to make its music. "Taking risks and having records that go left and right is all part of what I want us to be," he says. "There is that saying that 'it's not a race, it's a marathon.' I'm not even into that. I don't see anybody in front of me or anybody behind me, and there is no finish line. You just keep going."
-Edited from Wallflowers Official Site