Posted by themusicsover on March 16, 2013
DOB Unknown – March 16, 2013
Jason Molina was a singer-songwriter from Northeast Ohio who is probably best remembered as the founder and front man of Magnolia Electric Co. Launching his career as a bassist for various metal bands in and around Cleveland, Molina formed a musical collective he called Songs: Ohia in 1996. The lineup changed regularly with Molina as its only constant. For the next several years, Songs: Ohia released numerous albums culminating in the critically acclaimed, Magnolia Electric Co. Musically, Songs: Ohia leaned indie rock/lo-fi, but when Molina took the name of Magnolia Electric Co. for his band in 2003, he moved more toward alt-country. He released several more albums and EPs throughout the next decade. In 2009, Jason Molina retired from music due to health issues, and on March 16, 2013, he reportedly died of organ failure. He was 39.
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