I really love singing Angel Snow’s spooky/beautiful song “Coals and Water”! It was at the top of my list when I started choosing songs for ECHOES.
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One of the things people frequently ask me about writing songs is: “Where do your song ideas come from?” I find this to be a fascinating question that often leads to mutually enlightening discussions about creativity and the human experience. In fact, the love of this very question and the ensuing discussions is what led […]
I sat down with Scratch Entrepreneur and talked about my dreams of growing up to be a musician, told some of my favorite stories & gave some details on my new album. Listen to the podcast here.
A Song For You is the first track on my new record Echoes. In my opinion, this is one of the all time great songs. Written by the fabulous Leon Russell. I hope you enjoy it!
Making music is a mysterious process. You can’t say, just follow these steps and it will be great. But it sure helps to have wonderful songs. I’m grateful to all of the amazing songwriters whose work is featured on my new record ECHOES. When you hear these fantastic songs, I hope you will feel the […]
I found that this song spoke to something in my life right now. A bit of the weariness that I think we all feel sometimes, but hopefully a little wisdom too. Check out the premiere of my cover of “The Game” on Elmore Magazine. It’ll be on my new album, ECHOES, out tomorrow! Listen here.
“I wish Ray Charles was still alive so I could play him Jason’s version of Paradise!” – John Prine “…a master musician who found a voice to match” – Peter Cooper “He brought the crowd to pin-drop silence with his rendition of Leon Russell’s A Song for You.” – No Depression Click here for a Special […]
Over dusty parlor velvet stares a memory Rockers creak and the knitting needles weave At the quiet house where Christmas never comes Like a lull-a-bye whose rhymes have all been sung Madeline’s Dad was a Shelbyville coal miner He worked all day to provide for his wife and child He used to pass out the […]
The mourning dove woke me from a dream Of a younger summer She sang her song as my dreamland faded away And for the rest of the day I couldn’t shake this feeling Like I was watching myself walk away Chorus: Walking on the railroad tracks Walk across the trestle Walking on the railroad […]
Sitting Down in Russell Square Where the sun has come to brighten this June day And the flowers sway Purple, Red, and Yellow In gardens kept with care Down in Russell Square And those who were just passing through Find themselves upon the benches too As toddlers smile and stagger laughing In the soft and […]
by Jason Wilber You were walking it was one of those days when there was no one around Waves breaking and the seagulls seemed to be the only sounds Just how free can you be If this path was meant to lead To your destiny You were talking then to someone you met somewhere along […]
Music makes a great gift! If you’re looking for a unique gift for yourself or someone special on your list this year, here are some possibilities for you. Merry Christmas! -Jason SECRET WINDOW EP – $7 This is a special 5 song CD that I’ve only sold at shows until now. It’s not listed on […]
Ron Hynes, the wonderful Newfoundland singer-songwriter who I wrote about in my song “Watching Picasso”, passed away yesterday. He had been battling cancer for several years. If you haven’t heard Ron’s music, I recommend his songs “The Boy from Old Perlican” and “No Change In Me” as an introduction. Ron Hynes wrote many great songs, […]
by Jason Wilber Summer vacation, North Ontario An old man telling stories To his young grandson CHORUS The Northern Lights might find a child And carry him away To the shining spiral arms of the milky way Aurora Borealis, Aurora Illinois That’s where my Dad lives Lied the lonely boy Go and tell your Dad […]
From the #TBT archives: A WilberNews Special Report by Jason Wilber… I want to share with you a funny thing that happened to me when I was on tour with John Prine in Canada. Those of you who have known me a very long time might vaguely remember my high school garage band. We called […]