Music: Into The Breach

Jakob Dylan faces up to his father's legacy on the new Wallflowers CD

Jakob Dylan looks like a guy who's finally comfortable in his own skin. As he walks into the restaurant in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, the 30-year-old frontman for the folk-rock band the Wallflowers, whose lyrics are often dour, even has a slight smile on his face. His black hair is lightly tousled. As he sits down, he removes his wraparound dark glasses to reveal wide, soulful eyes that seem to beg for music-video closeups. He admits freely that he used to have a reputation for being difficult ("People interpret shyness as rudeness," he says),...

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