Jason Molina: His Life and Music, Plus Opinions on Mickey Guyton & Leon Bridges


Whether he was recording as Songs: Ohia or Magnolia Electric Company, Jason Molina was a poetic and enigmatic musician, releasing 16 studio albums before his untimely death in 2013. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Erin Osmon about her biography of Molina, "Riding With The Ghost." The hosts also hear what song got Leon Bridges Hooked on Sonics and review the new album from country artist Mickey Guyton. 

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Remember Her Name Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton Remember Her Name

Mickey Guyton has been signed to Capitol Nashville for ten years, but is only now releasing her debut album, Remember Her Name. It comes on the heels of her 2020 single “Black Like Me” getting a Grammy nomination and widespread acclaim. Hosts Jim and Greg share their thoughts on the album.

Jason Molina


Jim and Greg admit they weren't huge fans of Jason Molina while he was alive, but reading Erin Osmon's biography of him piqued their interest. Osmon talks about her book “Riding With The Ghost” and details Molina's ever-evolving work under the names Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company as well as his tragic death in 2013 at age 39.

Hooked on Sonics: Leon Bridges


R&B artist Leon Bridges talks about the song that inspired him to pursue music professionally.

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