Video: Israel Nash In Session At Hill & Dale

 
 
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Israel Nash: Rain Plans (Last.fm Sessions)

Israel Nash hosts a private showcase of tracks from his new record "Rain Plans" at HIll & Dale in NYC

As a native of Missouri, Israel Nash grew up slap bang in the heartland of America. Ever restless, Israel was somehow destined to take the well travelled road to New York City where his songwriting skills were properly put to the test. In 2011 he released Barn Doors and Concrete Floors. The album was recorded live in an old barn in upstate New York and was an ode to Israel’s influences in the shape of Neil Young and the Rolling Stones; widespread critical acclaim followed and thereby ushered in a new, classic songwriter to the scene.

Israel Nash has now signed to Loose Music and is commencing the next chapter of his career. Rain Plans was inspired by Israel’s new home outside Austin, deep in Texas hill country. The young songwriter has fully embraced the meandering hills and endless skies of his Texas home, where you can find yourself so isolated that it is not uncommon for your path to be crossed by a tumbleweed or to hear the percussive warning of an agitated rattlesnake. There is an uneasiness that goes alongside the visual thrill of living in the untainted Lone Star hills and Rain Plans is a testament to the overwhelming grandeur of nature and our place in it. These songs are about finding solace in family and the fear of the future – knowing what you’ll never know and the uncertainty that comes with that knowledge. At times melancholy celebrations and at other times raw guitar rock, Israel’s new surroundings have helped him create a tone only hinted at in his previous work and a songwriting sophistication that comes with great time and effort.

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Israel & company joined us at the beautiful & inviting Hill & Dale NY pub/restaurant/burlesque house on the lower east side   talk the importance of having an environment of friends in the midst of their music making endeavors, as well as the overall rewards of giving people music.

“It’s one of those missing elements that you either have or you don’t, where you bring people in a room who have a respect for each other… People coming together to make something that’s bigger than each of us individually.”

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Israel Nash today announced the forthcoming ‘Rain Plans Tour’ kicking off in Washington DC, followed by NYC and then throughout the rest of the continental U.S.  Keep an eye on his Events Page & Tour Site to RSVP for the dates coming near you.

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“Just Like Water”

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Rain Plans is available on iTunes

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