This article is about the American band. For the British band, see The Wallflowers (British band).
Jakob Dylan and Stuart Mathis of The Wallflowers performing in Minnesota in 2014
Los Angeles, California, United States
Alternative rock, roots rock
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The Wallflowers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1989 by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and guitarist Tobi Miller. The band has gone through a number of personnel changes but has remained centered on Dylan.
After releasing their eponymous debut album in 1992, the Wallflowers released what would become their best-known and highest-selling album, Bringing Down the Horse in 1996, which featured songs such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache". They went on to release an additional three albums before going on a 7-year hiatus, beginning in 2006. In 2012, the Wallflowers reunited to release their sixth studio album, Glad All Over.
The Wallflowers have won two Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song "One Headlight" in 1998. "One Headlight" is also listed at #58 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs.
1.1 1988–1990: Early history
1.2 1991–1994: Debut album
1.3 1995–1998: Bringing Down the Horse
1.4 1999–2001: (Breach)
1.5 2002–2003: Red Letter Days
1.6 2004–2005: Rebel, Sweetheart
1.7 2006–2010: Hiatus
1.8 2011–present: Glad All Over
2 Band members
5 External links
1988–1990: Early history
The Wallflowers' inception came in 1988/1989 when singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan called his childhood friend, Tobi Miller, also a guitarist, about starting a band. Dylan and Miller had been in several bands together in high school but went their separate ways upon graduation. Dylan had moved to New York City to go to art school while Miller had started his own band called the 45's. After the 45's broke up in 1989, Miller regained contact with Dylan and they began forming a new band called the Apples. Barrie Maguire, who was in the 45's with Miller, joined the band as their bass play