Jason Molina of Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. passed away last weekend at 39 from alcohol-related problems. Very sad to hear this news.
I can’t claim to be a life-long fan but Magnolia Electric was one of those bands that Pandora kept putting in my rotation, and eventually I came to love their Crazy-Horse-inspired bombast. He was a unique, gifted songwriter and musician.
Alcoholism: cunning, baffling, powerful.
Update: Here is a touching and heartfelt obituary for Jason from Stephen Thompson at NPR.