Dave Matthews and Jakob Dylan Unite with New Super-Group, The Nauts

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(Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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By Scott T. Sterling

The term “super-group” gets thrown around the music industry quite lightly, but when two artists of this caliber come together on a new project, it actually feels appropriate.

Such is the case with The Nauts, a new band that brings together folk-rock hero Dave Matthews with rock & roll progeny Jakob Dylan, best known for his work with band the Wallflowers and the fact that his dad is revered music icon Bob Dylan, a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

News of new band was released by Mix (via Rolling Stone), which reported that The Nauts grew out of a casual jam session with the two artists alongside guitarist Charlie Sexton, his brother Will Sexton and drummer Brady Blade At Blade’s Shreveport, LA, studio. The Mix article also serves as the band’s bio on the Shreveport music website UNSCENE! (rumors have the band making its live debut in Shreveport as part of the UNSCENE! concert series).

Charlie Sexton, who had a solo career as a teenager in the ’80s with singles like “Beat’s So Lonely,” already has ties with the Dylan family, having played lead guitar in Bob Dylan’s tour band back in the late ’90s/early 2000s as well as sporadically from 2009 through the elder Dylan’s 2013 tour.

Dave Matthews has been keeping busy with his day job leading the Dave Matthews Band, telling Rolling Stone that the group has already begun working on a follow-up to the band’s last studio outing, 2012 full-length, Away From the World.

The Dave Matthews Band took their first trip to perform in South Africa this month, where they were joined onstage by South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela during a show in Johannesburg.

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