I’ve loved David Bowie’s music ever since I discovered the Changesonebowie 8-track in my sisters music collection when I was 9 or 10. But I never really dug into the catalog much beyond the hits. So when Paul Mahern suggested his song “Oh You Pretty Things” for ECHOES, I’m not sure I’d ever even heard it before. […]
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Having been a teenager in the 1980’s, I have a special place in my heart and psyche for that music. Unfortunately, a lot of the production techniques and sounds that were used back then didn’t age well. I heard some Echo and the Bunnymen songs on the radio back then, but I didn’t remember The […]
I’ve been playing lead guitar in John Prine‘s band since 1996. That’s 20 years as of this writing. (Yes, I was 3 years old when John hired me. OK, I was 26, but who’s counting.) A year or two ago, I decided to make a record of songs written by other songwriters. The working title of […]
I’ve always liked the quirkiness of the whole Memphis/Big Star/Alex Chilton/Chris Bell world of songs. I came to the party late, long after they all stopped making music together. But I discovered them in my early twenties, which was perfect timing. When we were making the ECHOES record the producer, Paul Mahern, suggested maybe doing a […]
I first heard Angel Snow singing her song Coals and Water on the radio while I was driving around in the country just outside Nashville, TN. I think this was around 2012 or 2013. I immediately had to pull over and find out who and what this was! Soon afterwards I bought Angel’s record and […]
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.
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 […]
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Much appreciation and big Thank You's to those of you who helped make this music video possible: Jim Jard, John Prine Band and Crew, Fiona Whelan Prine, Andrew Primus, Chris Drosin, Mitchell Drosin, Lemesa Erdman Jacques' talented husband Dave Jacques, Vance Buchanon, Patrick Boyle, Kenneth Blevins, Pat McLaughlin, Norman Wong & Jeannie Wong at 22O5 Promotions, Richard Leader, The Dorset Arms East Grinstead, Willie, Sandra, and everyone at Campbell's Tavern, the wonderful staff at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Mahan Kalpa, Kate Siefker, White Arc Studios, Ben Lumsdaine, Glenn Myers, and anyone else I may have accidentally omitted. You all ROCK!