Farewell Transmission: Jason Molina


I’m out of hibernation tonight because of the untimely passing of Jason Molina.  As the primary creative force behind Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. Molina was behind some of my favorite songs and records of the past dozen or so years.  Didn’t it Rain, Magnolia Electric Co., and What Comes After the Blues are just flat out classic records, and scattered throughout the rest of his discography are a large batch of stirring songs that draw from folk, blues, country, and Crazy Horse-styled guitar rock.  I don’t have anything profound to add to the conversation, just very sad to hear the news today and wanted to share one of my favorite Molina songs – “Whip-Poor-Will”, written around the time of Magnolia Electric Co. and later released on Josephine from 2009.    



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