“Hold On Magnolia” is the soul-decimating conclusion to Songs: Ohia’s Magnolia Electric Company, the late Jason Molina’s masterpiece of graceful desperation. It’s one of those songs that absolutely flattens you with sadness, an all-time classic in the storied history of weeping country-western laments. So I’m immensely satisfied that Glen Hansard chose to cover it on his upcoming tribute EP It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs Of Jason Molina, and I’m even more satisfied that the Frames/Swell Sweason troubadour and his band do it justice in the live performance below. Watch.
It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs Of Jason Molina is out 3/17 on Overcoat Recordings. All profits will be donated to a charity in Molina’s honor.