Jakob Dylan Still Not Convinced Father A Better Songwriter
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LOS ANGELES—Although his father, Bob Dylan, is widely considered to be the voice of a generation, Jakob Dylan, lead singer of folk-rock band the Wallflowers, said Monday he remains unconvinced that his father is the family’s most talented songwriter. “I definitely think the verdict is still out,” said Dylan, adding that time will be the ultimate judge of whether he or the elder Dylan will turn out to be more influential. “Sure, by the time Dad was 21, he had already written ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ but let’s not forget I’m only 38. I’m still maturing as an artist, and I have a whole notebook of ideas.” Dylan added that he may have caused a greater stir in the music world than his father ever did when he was mercilessly booed for performing an acoustic version of “One Headlight” at Pennsylvania’s Fayette County Fair in 2005.