In Search of a Song
Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Weekly Radio Series available on PRX (Public Radio Exchange)
Content: Exclusive artist interviews with live musical performances
Sounds Like: Piano Jazz meets Inside The Actors Studio meets Austin City Limits
Affiliate Stations (weekly schedule):
WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati, Dayton OH, Huntington, W.V.
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia
KGLT - Bozeman, Montana
NIPR - Fort Wayne, Indiana
WCUW - Worcester, Massachusetts
Affiliate Stations (non-weekly schedule):
KGLT - Bozeman, Montana
WGDR - Plainfield, Vermont
KHNS - Haines, Skagway and Klukwan, Alaska
KZYX - Mendicino, California
KVMR - Nevada City, California
KMXT - Kodiak, Alaska
WCAI/WNAN - Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachussetts
Description: Through in-depth interviews and exclusive live performances, In Search of a Song seeks to explore the minds and the creative processes of the great musical artists of our time. Interviews are conducted in a relaxed, conversational style by host and musician Jason Wilber. Wilber’s experiences as a professional musician, and his prior relationships and associations with many of the guests, allow him to relate to the interviewees not as a journalist, but instead as a fellow artist. This easy going peer-to-peer tone puts the guests at ease and creates a unique, fascinating atmosphere for discussion, frequently allowing conversations to venture into areas of the soul and psyche not often explored on other musical interview programs. At its best, In Search of a Song gives the listener the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist as they reflect on their inspirations, the secrets of their craft, and what makes their favorite music tick. Rounding out the program are exclusive live performances by the featured guest, recorded in the studio or in live concert performance.
Sources: Interviews and performances are recorded in studio, or on location.
Guests: Examples: Interviews include:
Todd Rundgren - John Prine - Gary Katz - John Oates - Emmylou Harris - Sam Bush - Del McCoury - Bela Fleck / Abigail Washburn / The Sparrow Quartet - Dave Rawlings - Gillian Welch - Frank Vignola - Tim Grimm - David Grisman - Tim O’Brien - Casey Drieson - Jeff Black - Arlo Guthrie - Cowboy Junkies - RB Morris - Greg Trooper - Diana Jones - Edwin McCain - Drive By Truckers - Robert Bradley - Todd Snider - Eric Taylor - Peter Rowan - Pete Best - John Jorgenson - Chip Taylor -
Host: Jason Wilber
Executive Producer: Rich Reardin
Artist Benefits: In Search of a Song works to enhance the career of the artists who appear as guests on the program, as well as indie artists through their monthly feature "Searchlight" (Also on PRX). In Search of a Song endeavors to focus on the art of songwriting, and the stories behind the songs that artists create. So the program is much more intimate, and features insights that Jason Wilber brings as a fellow musician and colleague.