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In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber

Series produced by ISOAS Media

Caption: Jason Wilber / In Search of a Song, Credit: Rich Reardin Photography
Image by: Rich Reardin Photography 
Jason Wilber / In Search of a Song 

In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber. Jason Wilber hosts this extraordinary weekly radio series interviewing World Class musicians about the art of songwriting, their lives and music. Jason has accompanied John Prine for the past 20 years, and performed with many other musicians like Iris DeMent, Greg Brown, Todd Snider, Hal Ketchum, and many more.

Specifically the guest artist's early musical experiences and influences, their creative process, and the stories behind some of their songs.

Most pieces in the series are "Evergreen" and can be played any time.

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, and exclusive live performances, In Search of a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists of our time. Jason Wilber is the longtime lead guitarist for John Prine, as well as performing solo concerts, as well with various other world class musicians such as Iris DeMent, Greg Brown, Todd Snider, and Hal Ketchum to name a few. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host and musician Jason Wilber, executive producer Rich Reardin, and occasional guest hosts. Wilber’s experiences as a professional musician, and his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not as a journalist, but instead as a fellow musician, and songwriter.

This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche not often explored on other musical interview programs. At its best, In Search of a Song gives the listener the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist as they reflect on their inspirations, the secrets of their craft, and what makes their favorite music tick. Rounding out the program are exclusive live performances by the featured guest, recorded in the studio or in live concert performance. Genre's are typically singer/songwriter, rock, country, Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk. Each show is a unique experience highlighting vastly different styles of songwriting, songs, and artists. We hope to bring something new about each artist, and really find out what it takes to write a song, whether from music history, or something brand new. Hide full description

With thorough in depth interviews, full length songs, and exclusive live performances, In Search of a Song seeks to explore the minds and creative processes of great musical artists of our time. Jason Wilber is the longtime lead guitarist for John Prine, as well as performing solo concerts, as well with various other world class musicians such as Iris DeMent, Greg Brown, Todd Snider, and Hal Ketchum to name a few. Our interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host and musician Jason Wilber, executive producer Rich Reardin, and occasional guest hosts. Wilber’s experiences as a professional musician, and his prior relationships and associations with many of the guest artists, allow him to relate to the interviewees not as a journalist, but instead as a fellow... Show full description


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Caption: Adrian Belew
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Belew. This is the final part three of a three part interview wh...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Nov 30, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alejandro Escovedo
Host Jason Wilber interviews Texas singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. This is part 1 of a two part interview.

Bought by KGLT and WNKU


  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eli Chastain
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/producer Eli Chastain, who is the principle songwriter for his band "The Weakenders".

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alejandro Escovedo
Host Jason Wilber interviews Texas singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. This is part 2 of a two part interview.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kid Kazooey (Kevin MacDowell), Credit: Shannon Zahnle
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews childrens/songwriter Kevin MacDowell, better known as "Kid Kazooey", the Singin' and Swingin' Librarian.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Effron White
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews Arkansas singer/songwriter Effron White.

Bought by WUIS, WNKU, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rods and Cones
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews the members of the classic Indiana power trio Rods and Cones, consisting of PK Lavengood, Russ Levitt, a...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Larry Crane
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Larry Crane. Larry co-wrote songs and arranged, orchestrated the guitar par...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Katie Trotta
Our guest host in Nashville, producer Eli Chastain interviews singer/songwriter Katie Trotta about her life and music.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chris Simmons
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Simmons.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Driskell Hopkins
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews John Driskell Hopkins of the Zach Brown Band and Balsam Range.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Mar 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Larry Crane
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Larry Crane. Larry co-wrote songs and arranged, orchestrated the guitar par...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dark Star Orchestra
In Search of a Song's Executive Producer Rich Reardin talks with three members of the Dark Star Orchestra. DSO is a well known band that brings new...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dane Clark
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter/drummer Dane Clark. Dane has been John Mellencamp's drummer since 1996, and records hi...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Mar 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Georgia Middleman
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman about her life as a Nashville hit songwriter. Her songs have been re...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gary Burr
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter Gary Burr about his life as a Nashville hit songwriter and touring musician. His songs...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Whitehorse, Credit: Rich Reardin
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriters Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland - the Canadian duo 'Whitehorse'.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tony Scalzo
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist Tony Scalzo. Tony resides in Austin, Texas, and founding member of the band "Fastb...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Apr 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Iris DeMent
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/signer Iris DeMent. This is part one of a two part interview.

Bought by KGLT and WNKU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: White Lightning Boys, Credit: Rex - A - Vision
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews members from a bluegrass band from Nashville, Indiana, home of Bill Monroe.

  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00