March 20, 2013
Our old friend Jason Molina passed away on March 16, 2013 at age 39. As a songwriter he was irreproachable, shifting so much country, heavy metal and rust belt culture into wrenching psalms. Sometimes that passion nearly toppled the fragile chords and everyone around. Family Vineyard wouldn't exist without Jason. His debut, the 1996 7-inch Nor Cease Thou Never Now..., literally began a toppling of dominoes that changed the lives of so many in Bloomington, Indiana and throughout the world. It lead to Secretly Canadian's start and later FV. All of that, and countless more, started from a single song.