Jason Molina was a great, largely unsung, singer-songwriter from Ohio, who released a multitude of albums between 1996 and 2009, mostly on the Secretly Canadian label. The music he made as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and under his own name deeply connected to and influenced listeners throughout the world. He was known for his tireless work ethic, lyrical adroitness, and prolific musical output. He championed other artists, and was a supporter and friend to many.
Molina passed in 2013 at the age of 39, leaving a deep catalog of songs which have meant so much to many people, and we hope will continue to be discovered for years to come.
For one night only, an eclectic group of musicians, all inspired by the music of Jason Molina, will gather at the Apohadion in Portland, Maine, to pay tribute and perform songs from Molina’s deep catalog. Tributes are a strange undertaking, funny to love something so well then want to change it, to interpret it for yourself. Anyone who has ever performed or recorded someone else’s song understands that to cover a song is to find some way in, deeper than you could from just listening; it’s a way of knowing a song intimately, to make it your own and to love it.
This event is co-presented by Burst & Bloom Records, who has released the double-vinyl tribute album Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina and a book of Molina interviews called Meet Me Where We Survive: Jason Molina Interviews, 1998-2002.
Performers will include:
Will-O-The-Wisp (Members of Mouth Washington, Purse and 300 Dollars)
For more details, see https://www.theapohadiontheater.com.