Jim Manion

August 12, 2007

Under the name Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., Jason Molina has more releases on Bloomington's Secretly Canadian Records than any other artist -- nine CDs and two EPs. Sales of 300,000 copies across his discography is a long-term boost that has helped the company grow.

Molina has been one of the label's hardest-traveling touring artists, globetrotting through much of each year on solo jaunts, but more often with his band of Bloomington-based players -- Jason Groth on guitar, Pete Schreiner on bass, Mark Rice on drums and Michael Kapinus on keyboards.

Fresh from tours of Europe and Australia and New Zealand, Magnolia Electric Co. will be kicking off a 40-date North American tour on August 23 at The Bluebird in Bloomington.

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