Songs: Ohia




Lorain, OH [1996-2003]

Jason Molina

The Story

Born in Oberlin Ohio, grew up in Lorain, Ohio and southern West Virginia. The musical environments of the hard rock midwest and the appalachian musical tradition of West Virginia were deeply felt and absorbed by Jason. The steel mill and ship building town of Lorain, with its violent weather, poor economy, and railroads across it all have gone right into the music. He spent the mid 1980's-1990 in various musical projects including metal bands which mainly played in Cleveland Ohio, along side of these projects were the first versions of the material which became Songs: Ohia, named after the Hawaiian Ohia tree. (Taken from the Secretly Canadian website)