Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jason Wilber

Jason Wilber

Sunday, November 15, 2009


$20+ Donation requested, ages 12+

Call 970-243-4958 to reserve your seat

In addition to pleasing audiences in the United States and Europe with
the alternately witty and insightful songs featured on his five solo CDs,
Jason Wilber has also played lead guitar for other notable singer-songwriters
like John Prine, Hal Ketchum, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent, Todd
Snider, Greg Trooper, Carrie Newcomer, and Tim Grimm.

Highlights of Jason’s work with John Prine include the
Grammy nominated Live On Tour and In Spite of Ourselves
(which spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts)
and the 2006 Grammy Award winning album Fair & Square.
Jason Wilber’s TV and radio appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien,
Sessions At West 54th Street, Austin City Limits, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee,
CNN’s Entertainment Week, The Road, Mountain Stage, E-Town, and The Grand Ole Opry.


“Jason Wilber has impressed blues curmudgeon
Roy Book Binder and songwriting
kingdaddy John Prine, musicians
whose opinions rightly carry more weight
than a few paragraphs from any music
critic…Wilber's Behind the Midway meets
the expectations brought about by such
heavyweight associations…with lyrics
evocative enough to bring Prine's Far From
Me or Angel From Montgomery to mind.”
- Peter Cooper, The Tennessean

“His solo debut leaves one wondering why
he waited so long to venture out on his
own, as it reveals his true talent… insightful
songwriting and soothing vocals.” - No

“King For A Day is a thoroughly enjoyable
record from a fine songwriter. If you haven’t
already listened to this recording, I suggest
you do so immediately.” - John Prine

“Wilber's songs are infectious, combining
country, rock, and folk elements to create
some truly unique Americana music…
This guy is good…” - The Gavin Report

“His heartland background gives him
authenticity and his heartbreaker's voice
makes it all work…” - Option's Inside

“…should be filed somewhere between
Prine’s Missing Years and Freedy
Johnson’s This Perfect World — part
sophisticated folk-pop and part twangy
fun.” – Chris Baty, Eastbay Express

“What a terrific record! Ordinarily, I
wouldn't suggest starting a studio
album with a live track, but it's perfect.
And what a sneaky lead-in to
‘Don't Be Cruel’ which you deliver in
such a sly manner… slipping in all
the emotion in your rather sleepy
delivery. I don't like to ‘play favorites,’ pardon
the pun. I have one, nonetheless.
‘Satellite.’ What a grand flight of emotional
imagination. Thanks for sending in the CD.
It will be on the air starting Monday.”
- Marilyn Beyer, WUMB Radio Boston

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