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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 1 of a two part interview.

Bought by KGLT and WNKU


  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
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: Willy Vlautin
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin.

Bought by KGLT and WNKU


  • Added: Nov 23, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Adrian Belew
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Belew. This is part two of a three part series.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Nov 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Over The Rhine
Guest host Jim Manion (music director for WFHB Bloomington, IN) interviews Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, the husband and wife songwriting ...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bob Johnston
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews one of the most prolific and animated producers of music history- Bob Johnston. This is Part 2.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gretchen Pleuss, Credit: Krista Derickson
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter Gretchen Pleuss. Gretchen was the winner of the In Search of a Song Searchlight song c...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Johnston (with Johnny Cash in background)
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews one of the most prolific and animated producers of music history- Bob Johnston.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter Lindsay Lou Riko along with her husband Josh Riko, and Mark Lavengood. (The Flatbellys)

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Oct 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Goldflies
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews songwriter/composer and bassist extraordinaire David Goldflies about his life and music.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Doug MacLeod
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/blues guitarist Doug MacLeod about his life and music.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Goldflies, Credit: Kevin R. Papa
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews songwriter/composer and bassist extraordinaire David Goldflies about his life and music.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brian 'Taz' Grant
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist Brian "Taz" Grant about his life and music.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sky Nelson
SEARCHLIGHT is a special program from the producers of In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber. Each episode features a winner of the monthly Searchl...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2012
  • Length: 24:30