Jason Wilber

Jason Wilber


“…a songwriter who sings of small discoveries and caustic contradictions with Midwestern understatement and blunt truth." - Mark Guarino, Chicago Daily Herald "...lyrics evocative enough to bring Prine's Far From Me or Angel From Montgomery to mind." - Peter Cooper, The Tennessean


In addition to pleasing audiences in the United States and Europe with the alternately witty and insightful songs featured on his 5 solo CDs Lost In Your Hometown, Behind The Midway, King For A Day, Live and Otherwise Volume 1, and Lazy Afternoon, Jason Wilber has played lead guitar for notable folk, rock, and country artists 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 two Grammy nominated albums: 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.


Lazy Afternoon

Written By: Jason Wilber

Lazy Afternoon
by Jason Wilber

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 so green
I mean it really makes me feel so good
So good

If I knew how I’d get some colors on a brush
And set us all down on a big canvas right here
We could sit for a few hundred years
Out in this lazy afternoon

I see the sun is sliding farther away
I know she’s got to go
Make someone else’s day sunny too
Somewhere far away there’s a town like this
With some boats

On a shady little pond
And some blankets that are waiting
To be spread out on a lawn
And some folks who will be happy to sit
Out in this lazy afternoon

You know it looks like
It’s gonna be a lazy evening too


Jason Wilber CDs:
Lazy Afternoon - 2006
Live and Otherwise Volume 1 - 2006
King For a Day - 2004
Amber Waves - 2002
Behind The Midway - 2000
Lost In Your Hometown - 1998

With Other Artists:
John Prine - Fair and Square
John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves
John Prine - Souvenirs
John Prine - Live on Tour
John Prine - Sessions at West 54th St.
Hal Ketchum - Awaiting Redemption
Hal Ketchum - I Saw the Light
Todd Snider - New Connection
Tim Grimm - The Backfields
Tim Grimm - Names
Tim Grimm - Coyote's Dream
Tim Grimm - Heartland
Carrie Newcomer - The Age of Possibility
Carrie Newcomer - My Father's Only Son
Carrie Newcomer - Betty's Diner
Jennie Devoe - Fireworks and Karate Supplies
Krista Detor - Cover Their Eyes
Over The Rhine - Ohio
Over The Rhine - Discount Fireworks

Various Artists - Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Steve Goodman and His Music - with John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Todd Snider, Jackson Browne, Kathy Mattea
Various Artists - The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family
Various Artists - For Anyone That's Listening - Uncle Tupelo Tribute
Various Artists - Lucky 13 - Oh Boy Records
Various Artists - The Singer-Songwriter Collection - Rounder Records
Various Artists - Philadelphia Folk Festival - 40th Anniversary Box Set
Various Artists - Hit The Hay - Volume 5

Set List

Set lists vary depending on length of show, type of audience, etc.