Dylan Jakobsen may only be 21 years old but you wouldn’t know it from his music. From starting out as a high school pop rock artist to transitioning into the indie pop world and finally settling on a more mature, country rock sound, Dylan has had a taste of it all. “Nothing’s ever felt more right.” Said Dylan when asked: why country now? “I'm just creating the kind of music I love and country’s become a part of me.” Dylan uses feel good harmonica songs and pedal steel enriched story telling to captivate his audience within the music. “I want to paint a story people feel like they've become a part of in each song.” He writes about love, growing up, life's struggles and just plain living. He focuses on constantly improving himself as a musician by not only being able to play guitar, but also the harmonica, drums, piano, pedal steel, mandolin and the banjo; skills he uses when writing and recording all the parts on his records. Dylan isn’t a one-man show though; he has a live backing band joining him every step of the way. Together they’ve supported bands ranging from Lee Brice, Thompson Square and The Henningsens to The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and The Maine. In the summer of 2014 alone they were a part of 14 fairs & festivals across the Northwest including the Bite of Seattle, the Benton Franklin Fair and the National Lentil Festival.
Dylan has also been featured both locally and nationally on many TV and Radio stations as well as in Alternative Press, Local Wolves Magazine and The Seattle Times. “Put aside your want for a mixed country song with a pop feel to it and embrace what country should be comprised of, soulful lyrics and an acoustic guitar. Dylan brings back the classic sound while infusing his take on the alternative genre and the outcome is an ear pleasing tune” (TWSJ 2014). Dylan tours on and off throughout the year both with and without a band, participating in independent tours as well as with regional co-headliners and as an opener on Idobi Radios’ Christmas tour. But don’t judge Dylan based on this bio, come out to a show and see for yourself what people are talking about. “I feel as though I am creating some of the best works I've ever written and I don't think anything will make me happier than to release them and let them be heard by anyone who will listen.”