Jason Wilber is Prines guy. At least some folks think of him that way.
Wilber stands on elevated stagesfrom Carnegie Hall to the London Palladium, in every American state and across Canada and Europe and the likeand sings and plays guitar for John Prine, one of the English speaking worlds most celebrated and revered songwriters. Its kind of like playing for Walt Whitman. Its the sort of gig that can define a musician, and most would be well-pleased with the definition: A legends right hand man has a ring to it, and the music Wilber makes with Prine in concert and on recordings is thrilling and sustaining and important.
Its all that, and has been for nearly twenty years. Its everything but enough.
Because, sure, Wilber is Prines guy. But hes more than that. Hes an affable Indiana born badass who can play burn-it-down rock solos or offer up plaintive acoustic loveliness. Over the years hes also lent his guitar talents to his friends Todd Snider, Iris Dement, and Greg Brown, among others. And hes a deft songsmith in his own right, whose works have drawn comparisons to folk and Americana titans, even John Prine himself. In his spare time, hes a radio host and interviewer whose syndicated radio show, In Search of a Song, finds him in peer-to-peer conversations with Josh Ritter, Mary Gauthier, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Steve Earle and other heavies.
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246 Berding Street
Ferndale, CA 95536
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