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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The highway hums and the diesel engines run loud as thunder The earth turns on its axis and the road just rolls past and under The sun has run again and stole the light from the day But even now I can feel the night slip away I woke from a fitful sleep where wheels […]
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