Pablo Dylan

Pappy & Harriet's Presents

Pablo Dylan

Thu, January 17, 2019

8:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

Pablo Dylan
Pablo Dylan
Los Angeles born and raised, Pablo Dylan grew up
with music at the center of his life. At a young age, he
discovered his personal passion for the art and drew
inspiration from famous Literary Scholar Edgar Allan Poe
and US President/Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant with
the ambition of yearning to make his mark on the world
just the same.
After releasing his first mixtape, 10 Minutes, as a
15-year-old in 2011, Dylan earned production credits on
songs with artists like Erykah Badu, ASAP Rocky, OG
Maco, D.R.A.M., and Brent Faiyaz. But with time, he grew
disillusioned with the process of creating songs just to
please A&Rs and being told to focus on sales projections
instead of artistic integrity. So, he took a break from
music.
Pablo Dylan took a step back and reevaluated everything.
He looked around at the rest of the country and realized
“we live in a different America than we lived in when I was
writing some of those older songs.” He describes it as
“a kind of the defining moment in terms of our country’s
character and its ability to change,” and explains that
this is what inspired his forthcoming album. In this new
project, Pablo introduces an introspective and luminous
folk rock sound inspired by his infamous lineage. Born
out of experimentation, the project is layered with dark,
moody sounds, heartfelt melodies, and lyrics about
personal experiences.



You might recognize Pablo Dylan's name from headlines in the early 2010s about "Bob Dylan's rapping grandson."

After releasing his first mixtape, 10 Minutes, as a 15-year-old in 2011, Dylan managed to carve out a prospering career for himself. He earned production credits on songs with artists like ASAP Rocky, OG Maco, and Brent Faiyaz—pulling off the difficult task of climbing out from under those "rapping grandson" headlines. But with time, he grew disillusioned with the process of creating songs just to please A&Rs and being told to focus on sales projections instead of artistic integrity. So he quit.

Pablo Dylan took a step back and reevaluated everything. He looked around at the rest of the country and realized "we live in a different America than we lived in when I was writing some of those older songs." In an attempt to contextualize what was happening, he looked to the past and zeroed in on the Civil War. Specifically, he developed an appreciation for Ulysses S. Grant's enduring courage to fight for a better world.

"Where it really came full circle for me was thinking about the idol of my childhood, Kanye West," Dylan says. "I realized that he and General Grant are actually the exact same person: People with an idea of what a better world looks like. And they're out there fighting for it every single day."

Inspired to do the same, Dylan holed up and began writing songs that held a different weight than his hip-hop music. In turn, the songs ended up taking the shape of folk rock records. More similar in style and tone to Bob Dylan's music than his old material, these songs will likely draw comparisons to his grandfather, but Pablo says that was the furthest thing from his mind during the creation process. This is what naturally poured out of him after years of frustrations with the industry. "This was just me and my friends with some guitars in a room," he explains. "It was a bunch of reading, trying to understand what's happening today, and making records about it. It felt much more important than the other stuff."

"Back then, I was a kid searching for adventure and I think I found it," Dylan says, reflecting on his transition away from hip-hop. "Now I'm a young man trying to figure out how the world works. The story begins here. That was my childhood, but this is the first chapter in the story."

Listen to his new song "Eye Of The Storm"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwEWyMGk8_o
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com