My Morning Jacket and others record tribute album to the late Jason Molina

My Morning Jacket and others record tribute album to the late Jason Molina

The world lost one hell of a songsmith when Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. died last year after a long battle with alcoholism. But he’s not been forgotten. A slew of artists, most notably My Morning Jacket, have recorded a double-length tribute to Molina’s heart-worn roots titled Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina. Along with acts such as Murder By Death, Wooden Wand, and Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin, My Morning Jacket has contributed a cover of a Molina song, with a portion of the proceeds going to help musicians in need of health care, as well as those close to Molina who were most impacted by his loss. Below is a stream of MMJ’s eerie version of Songs: Ohia’s “Farewell Transmission.” The album comes out April 22 and is available now for preorder through iTunes and Amazon; you can learn more about the project’s charitable aspects by visiting MusiCares and Rock The Cause.


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