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Secretly Canadian is proud to present the Sojourner boxset. It is the accumulated work of thirteen musicians, five locations, four recording engineers, three filmmakers, two designers and one songwriter, including enough material for three full lengths, one EP and one DVD. The boxset includes 4 CDs a DVD, a poster, postcards and a medallion.

The four CDs that are included in the boxset are from four distinct recording sessions that Magnolia Electric Co recorded following the release of their debut studio album What Comes After The Blues. The session known as Nashville Moon was recorded by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, Illinois. The session known as Sun Sessions was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The session known as Black Ram was recorded by David Lowery at his Sound Of Music studios in Richmond, Virginia and features an entirely different cast of characters including Lowery, Rick Alverson, Andrew Bird, Molly Blackbird, Miguel Urbiztondo and Alan Weatherhead. The session known as Shohola was recorded by Jason Molina alone, with a guitar and microphone. The Road Becomes What You Leave is a film produced by Todd Chandler and Tim Sutton. It follows the band as they tour across the prairie provinces of Canada and shows the loneliness and isolation one can feel even when traveling in a pack.

Together, these make for the most ambitious and robust Magnolia Electric Co release to date.

Explore the celestial map of Jason Molina and the various constellations of his Magnolia Electric Co.

Complete list of players:

Jason Molina Rick Alverson Andrew Bird Molly Blackbird Mike Brenner Jonathan Cargill Jason Evans Groth Michael Kapinus David Lowery Mark Ric


Lonesome Valley


Don't Fade On Me

Hammer Down

No Moon On The Water

Nashville Moon

What Comes After The Blues

Don't This Look Like The Dark

North Star


Texas 71

Down The Wrong Road Both Ways

In The Human World

The Black Ram

What's Broken Becomes Better



A Little At A Time


And The Moon Hits The Water

The Old Horizon

Talk to Me Devil, Again

Memphis Moon

Hold On Magnolia

Trouble In Mind

Steady Now

Spanish Moon Fall And Rise

Night Country

Shiloh Temple Bell

The Spell

Take One Thing Along

The Lamb's Song

Roll The Wheel