JASON MOLINA BENEFIT CONCERT and ALBUM
THE CONCERT: LONDON
Sunday 9th September, 2012
70 Hoxton St, London, N1 6LP
Due to illness, Jason has been unable to perform, write or record any music since 2009. His health issues also meant he accrued large medical bills which he and his family have struggled to pay. The proceeds of both the concert and the album are for Jason’s medical fund. It’s time to give something back to a wonderful musician who has given so much to his listeners. The main aim is, of course, to raise as much money for Jason’s medical fund as possible, but also to bring his need for help to as wider audience as possible and to re- introduce his music to his fans as well as new fans through the artists who are influenced by him and love his music.
Here is some more information on why his family have set up a fund for his medical bills.
You can donate directly as well. Details can be found in the link above.
I have received various stories from friends, associates, and fellow musicians regarding Jason’s health issues. A very touching account can be found here.
More acts TBC
beware! the crows bite
DESIGN AND ART WORK
Proposal, press release, posters and flyers…
JASON MOLINA BENEFIT ALBUM
A benefit album covering Jason’s songs is also under way. Here are some of the artists and the songs they have chosen, which those who will be performing at the concert will also play then:
Projects: Magnolia Electric Co. – MEC
Songs: Ohia – SO
Jason Molina solo – JMS
Bang and Olufsen – Coxcomb Red (SO)
Emit Bloch – track TBC
Jess Bryant – Peoria Lunch Box Blues (MEC)
Peter Delaney – track TBC
Fierce County – Oh Grace (MEC)
Ed Harcourt – Hold on Magnolia (MEC)
The Killing Words – Being in Love (SO), The Old Horizon (MEC), Two Blue Lights (SO)
Lady with the Lempkin – Hard to Love a Man (MEC), Nightshift Lullaby (MEC), I can not have seen the Light (MEC)
Laurie McNamee – Coxcomb Red (SO), Lone with the Owls (SO), 45 Degrees (Easts heart divided (SO)
Brigid Power-Ryce – track TBC
Rafaeli and the Real – Riding with the Ghost (MEC)
Sparrow and the Workshop in collaboration with Alasdair Roberts – track TBC
Vintage Synths – track TBC
Ali Warren – Solo song TBC
Love Leaves its Abuser, Two Blue Lights(with Laurie McNamee on vocals)
The concert and benefit will also touch on bringing issues surrounding alcohol and drug use – something which affects so many people in a detrimental way and something which needs proper understanding – to the fore.
Support music with music. Everyone involved, the musicians, the venue, the promoters, PR,and designers are all involved voluntarily and have their own connection to Jason either having worked with him, or being influenced, or simply appreciative of his music.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP OR WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
I hope you can come!