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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 such as 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: 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
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: Aug 31, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dean Batstone
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews New York singer/songwriter Dean Batstone about his life and music.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Cheevers
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews Texas singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers about his life and music. This is part 3 of a continuing series.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Cheevers
Executive producer Rich Reardin interviews Texas singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers about his life and music. This is part 2 of a continuing series.

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Aug 10, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Searchlight Winners Part 3
Jason Wilber and Excecutive Producer Rich Reardin highlight the In Search of a Song SEARCHLIGHT Songwriting Competition winners (and their songs) f...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edwin McCain
In Search of a Song producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter Edwin McCain.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jul 27, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
In Search of a Song producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter/banjoist/dancer Evie Ladin and her musical partner Keith Terry about their l...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jul 20, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Evie Ladin
In Search of a Song producer Rich Reardin interviews singer/songwriter/banjoist/dancer Evie Ladin and Keith Terry about their lives and music.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jul 13, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Wailers
Executive Producer Rich Reardin interviews The Wailers members Aston "Family Man" Barrett (original member), Junior Marvin (original member), and E...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jul 06, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tim O'Brien
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumenalist Tim O'Brien. Tim is a key figure in the acoustic American music scene. Tim...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WNKU


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gordon Bonham
Host Jason Wilber interviews guitarist and songwriter Gordon Bonham. Gordon is a founding member of The Ragin' Texans, the Cooler Kings, and has sh...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Steele
Host Jason Wilber interviews guitarist and multi-instrumentalist David Steele. In David's career, he has accompanied John Prine, Steve Earle, Lucin...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joseph O'Connell
Joseph O'Connell Part 2: Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joeseph O'Connell. Joseph has produced his own brand ...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joseph O'Connell
Joseph O'Connell Part 1: Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joeseph O'Connell. Joseph has produced his own brand ...

Bought by WNKU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1