Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisburg Tennessee

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 […]

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The Man from T.U.B.A

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 […]

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In Search of a Song: Rickie Lee Jones (Part 1)

In this episode of In Search of a Song, guest host (and music journalist extraordinaire) Paul Zollo interviews the amazing Rickie Lee Jones. It’s such an honor to have both of these wonderful artists on the show. Rickie talks about making her new album “the other side of Desire”, her philosophy on art and life, […]

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Over The Road

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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Watching Picasso

by Jason Wilber The crowd crashed like waves over shots over pints While we sat struck dumb with surprise To quote my hero old Joe, a radiance did show But the din didn’t ever subside It was like watching Picasso, Monet, or Renoir Sketching out his world with a voice and guitar My God how […]

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Goin’ Fishin’

Telephone rang the other voice said brother This afternoon’s an afternoon man like no other He said they’re pulling twenty pounders out of the pond down yonder Not tonight not tomorrow we can’t wait any longer Chorus: We’re goin’ fishin’ Man we’re goin’ fishin’ It’s a fine time to wet your line We’re goin’ fishin’ […]

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In Search of a Song: Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (Part 2)

On the most recent episode of In Search of a Song we’re featuring Part 2 of my conversation with Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. A protege of Woody Guthrie, Jack is one of the true pioneers of American folk music. He inspired Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and many more in the early 1960’s New York City folk music […]

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Come Summertime

Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends that I’ll be fine Come summertime Summertime I start to dream Of shiny fish in a shady stream And a long cat nap in the quiet breeze Come summertime Summertime, summertime Hang my clothes out on the line Tell all my friends […]

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Pick Up Your Heart

Maybe we could be friends, Maybe we could still talk And if I had wings on my ass Maybe I wouldn’t need to walk It’s not to do with you I need some time alone I told her I’ve got some time you can have She said she had plenty of her own Pick up […]

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Indigo

Indigo I’ve been dreaming of you You must know I see traces everywhere I go Your shade has captivated me Drops of ink Like a kaleidoscope they slowly sink It’s clear imagination that you think Away in clouds of purple blue You can see into the ocean and the sky Just close your eyes Indigo […]

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In Search of a Song: Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Part 1

On the most recent episode of In Search of a Song I had the great pleasure of talking with the incredible Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. A protege of Woody Guthrie, Jack is one of the true pioneers of folk music. He inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and many more in the early 1960’s […]

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Heaven

I see a long fence row and a house I know And a worn out path down a long dusty road I’m moving real slow, I don’t hear a sound Is it finally time to lay my body down I can smell the cooking a half a mile away I can see the yard where […]

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You Don’t Know What You’re Getting Into

You back your car out of the driveway Feels right you might go the wrong way You don’t know what you’re getting into now You might think you do you might think you don’t You might think you will you might think you want something different for variety So you start out first and you […]

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The Galway Waltz

The trees I see have turned their leaves And the wind smells wet and cool The sky’s been black for days and yet Not a drop of rain has pooled I had it in my head that I’d go to bed But instead I wound up here Where passersby hide their eyes Behind black glasses […]

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Lazy Afternoon

I love to watch the wind in the locust trees And the way the sun feels so warm on me And on you too, and everyone who has come to sit Out in this lazy afternoon You swear you can smell those flowers bloom I believe you can I smell them too And the grass […]

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