Remember The Wallflowers? When they were huge in the mid-90s, they seemed to have arrived through lead singer Jakob Dylan’s famous last name, but maintained a strong following due to solid songwriting. If you were over 25 and had an appreciation for mid-tempo traditional rock, this was your cup of tea. And then they were gone. I was never really clear with why they disappeared from the spotlight and I’ve heard bits here and there about Jacob Dylan as a solo artist, but just assumed his relevance had passed as did his ability (or desire) to write anthems for the people who prefer their music at appropriate volumes.
Well, all these questions will be answered with the release of Women and Country on April 6th. As we reported last month, the album features production from acclaimed producer T-Bone Burnett (he just won an Oscar), and also features collaborations throughout with two notable names. One is Kelly Hogan. The other is Neko Case. Case, who has mastered the part of indie bandmate in The New Pornographers and solo alt-country hit maker with last year’s Middle Cyclone, will now try to add another notch to her resume as career revival contributor. To further aid this project, she will play shows with Dylan as he begins to promote this new release.
Not all of the dates are announced yet, but we do know of one next week: South by Southwest.
Jakob Dylan & Three Legs, featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan 2010 Tour Dates:
03/17-21 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The GRAMMY Museum
04/15 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
04/21 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
04/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
04/25 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
o4/26 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
04/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater