Lou Barlow started his music career while in high school where he hooked up with J Mascis and formed the band, Deep Wound. Upon the split up of Deep Wound Lou and J reunited and formed the Band Dinosaur, which was eventually called Dinosaur Jr. Lou had also started a band called Sebadoh. Lou left the band Dinosaur due to the fact that Lou and J never got along musically or socially and focused his talents on Sebadoh. He continues to play and write music with Sebadoh, today. In 1994 Lou teamed up with John Davis and formed the band, The Folk Implosion. Despite the fact that John Davis retired, Lou continues to tour The Folk Implosion.