weary engine blues: the songs of jason molina

will johnson @ haw river ballroom

The news of Jason Molina’s death broke on my 33rd birthday; this is not new for me, a beloved musician dying as I age a year, since Alex Chilton passed away the night before my 30th birthday. Both left me grief-stricken, restless, unsure of myself and my life. For Chilton, I resolved it with the later performance of Big Star’s Third, at the Cradle, though I still grieve him. For Jason Molina, whose problems I understand all too closely, it is this tribute album, released by his label, a double LP of Jason’s songs covered by his friends. I will still grieve him.

You can buy it here. All proceeds go to Jason’s family to pay his medical bills.

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