Jason Molina: Captain Badass

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Late Monday afternoon news broke about the passing of 39-year-old musician Jason Molina. Originally from Ohio, Molina performed under several monikers over the years, each gaining him a cult fan base wholly devoted to his ability to deliver raw observations about life to the tune of equally compelling guitar riffs. New Yorker editor Ben Greenman perhaps sums it up best by stating in a heartfelt article, “He occupied the margins because the center was abhorrent.” While his entire catalog is worth an extensive listen, “Captain Badass” feels like an appropriate way to salute this highly talented artist.