Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost

Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost Author Erin Osmon
ISBN-10 1442268670
ISBN-13 9781442268678
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Erin Osmon presents a detailed human account of the Rust Beltborn musician Jason Molinaa visionary prolific and at times cantankerous singer songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co had a knack for spinning tales from the many personal myths he cultivated throughout his life to the poems and ballads he penned and performed As with too many great musicians Molinas complicated relationship with the truth combined with a secretive relationship with the bottle ultimately claimed his life Jason Molina Riding with the Ghost details Molinas personal trials and triumphs and reveals for the first time the true story of Molinas last months and works including an unpublished album unknown to many of his fans Offering unfettered access to the mind and artistry of Molina through exclusive interviews with family friends and collaborators the book also explores the Midwest music underground and the development of Bloomington Indianabased label Secretly Canadian As the first authorized and detailed account of this prolific songwriter and self mythologizer Jason Molina provides readers with unparalleled insight into Molinas tormented life and the fascinating Midwest musical underground that birthed him Its a story for the ages that speaks volumes to the triumphs and trials of the artistic spirit while exploring the meaningful music that Molinas creative genius left behind

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