The Rudyard Kipling
422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311
$8 (adv.), $10 (door); 7:30 p.m.
You may not immediately recognize the name Jason Wilber, but there’s a good chance you’ve heard his guitar work. Wilber has long played in a band alongside a gentleman named John Prine, who performed at the Palace last weekend; Wilber also sports a fair catalog of his own music, some of which he’ll perform at the Rudyard Kipling on Friday. Wilber got his start at age 13 when he formed a rockabilly band, and since then, he has performed with such acts as Carrie Newcomer, Bill Wilson, Todd Snider, Kim Fox, Hal Ketchum and, of course, Prine. The Bloomington, Ind., native also hosts his own hometown radio show — “In Search of a Song” — when he’s not on the road. Local singer-songwriter Joel Timothy opens the show. (Also, if you head over to Wilber’s website at jasonwilber.net, you can get a free CD for a limited time.) —Kevin Gibson