July 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
About Dylan Jakobsen
Born and raised just outside of Seattle, WA, Dylan Jakobsen isn’t your typical country boy. He didn’t grow up on a farm and he doesn’t drink. His love of country music stemmed from listening to artists like Stapleton, Josh Thompson & Will Hoge, whose lyrics helped him find his voice as a writer and eventually helped him form his career. “I don’t want to just be another one of many. I’m here to write the stories in my heart, be the artist I know I can be and prove that this is where I’m supposed to be.” Though guitar is his main instrument, over the years Dylan has picked up the ability to play 10 more instruments; a skill that gets puts to good use while producing his music!
By late 2016, Dylan was already doing US tours and living out of more hotels than he could remember. Summer plans were being made that not only included festivals and major support dates in the US and Canada, but a chance to make his debut in the UK as the closing act on a popular country festival and subsequently, a UK headlining tour came along with it! Right about the same time, Dylan decided it was time to make a push for radio and knew exactly which song it’d be with. “Silverado” may have been the last song written for his current record [From Where I Began] but soon after it’s release became both a fan and artist favorite when it reached number 48 on the Music Row Chart with play across the Country. Following this surreal event, Dylan spent the next 6 months writing and getting ready to record more music including his follow up single “Lovers Ledge.” “The single actually ended up coming from a song I had started a few years back but wasn’t right for me at the time. Once we saw how fans reacted to Silverado and the direction to some of the new music we’ve been playing out on the road, I knew it was time to dust off Lovers Ledge and try it out!”
It’s safe to say that the last few years have been a dream come true for Dylan, but he’s far from reaching his goal. “Playing shows is what I live for. Doesn’t matter if it’s for 50 or 5,000 people, looking out and seeing people connecting to you & something that means so much to you, is just something that’s unlike anything else in this world.”