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Israel Nash

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Israel Nash Has Absorbed Classic Influences on Rain Plans


This week's World Cafe: Next artist is Israel Nash. Originally from Missouri, Nash now lives in Dripping Springs, outside of Austin, and has just released Rain Plans, his third album. Lumped in with Americana, Rain Plans strikes me as more of the psychedelic classic rock influenced album Neil Young & Crazy Horse would make if they were following up Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere today! We’ll hear the long jammy title track and more. Don’t forget to sign up to receive podcasts of all our World Cafe: Next features.

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Rain Plans
Woman at the Well


Recent Release: Israel Nash’s Rain Plans
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Label: Loose Music