Jason Molina

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Birthday
30, 1973
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Mar 16, 2013 (39)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1973
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Mar 16, 2013 (39)

About

Remembered for his Songs: Ohia music project, which he later renamed Magnolia Electric Co., this indie rock and alternative country singer and songwriter released over a dozen recordings with the band, including Impala (1998); Ghost Tropic (2000); and Fading Trails (2006).

Before Fame

After studying at Oberlin College, he worked as a Cleveland-based heavy metal bassist before releasing his debut Songs: Ohia single, "Nor Cease Thou Never Now," in 1996.

Trivia

Also a solo artist, he recorded three albums between 2004 and 2012: Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go; Pyramid Electric Co.; and Autumn Bird Songs. Tragically, he died in his late thirties from organ failure brought on by severe alcoholism.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio. At the time of his death, he was estranged from his wife Darcie Schoenman Molina.

Associated With

His 2003 album Magnolia Electric Co. was audio engineered by guitarist and music producer Steve Albini.