In 1989, Jacob's Trouble released their debut Terry Taylor-produced album, The Door Into Summer, a mixture of original numbers and cover versions of songs by The Beatles and The Monkees. A year later the band released second album, Knock, Breathe, Shine. The band received notice at the time for the song "About Sex", a song about the proper role of sex in society from a Christian perspective. Fearing a fundamentalist label, the band opted to remove the song from the album and replaced it with the more ambiguous "About Sex, Part 2". Despite this, the album was the group's best-selling record.
The group added two new members (Ron Cochran on drums and guitarist Keith Johnston) allowing Davison to become the band's principal singer. The new line-up recorded the album ...let the Truth Run Wild!. After the album's release Blackburn left the band, who went on to record the album Jacob's Trouble.
Jacob's Trouble split after their fourth album and its subsequent tour. A collection of "rarities" was released in 1994 entitled Diggin' Up Bones, which featured the long lost "About Sex". The group reunited briefly in 1998 to record a new song, "Step By Step," for a best of disc called The Jacob's Trouble Sampler Pak..
Atwell, Johnston, and Cochran continue to record together under the name Janah.
Jerry Davison recorded one CD under the name sideways8 in 1998 and occasionally releases songs via such internet music sites as garageband.com and IUMA.com. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he serves as Creative Arts Director for Hope Baptist Church