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Jakob Dylan Is Serious About His Craft

Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers
Yasmin Than
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Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers

It probably comes as little surprise that Jakob Dylan thinks about songwriting a lot. He's been crafting songs for more than 30 years between his solo work and leading The Wallflowers. In talking about the band's latest album, Exit Wounds, it's compelling to hear how he approaches his craft, and it's evident how seriously he takes it when you hear the record. As he'll share, it's hard for him to get to a point where he feels finished with a record.

This year is also the 25th anniversary of The Wallflowers' biggest commercial success, Bringing Down the Horse. We'll talk about that, as well as what advice he'd give to a younger version of himself.

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World Cafe senior producer Kimberly Junod has been a part of the World Cafe team since 2001, when she started as the show's first line producer. In 2011 Kimberly launched (and continues to helm) World Cafe's Sense of Place series that includes social media, broadcast and video elements to take listeners across the U.S. and abroad with an intimate look at local music scenes. She was thrilled to be part of the team that received the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for excellence in music programming. In the time she has spent at World Cafe, Kimberly has produced and edited thousands of interviews and recorded several hundred bands for the program, as well as supervised the show's production staff. She has also taught sound to young women (at Girl's Rock Philly) and adults (as an "Ask an Engineer" at WYNC's Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival).