Thursday, August 28, 2014

Israel Nash's "Rain Plans" featured on NPR's "Heavy Rotation"

“Rain Plans,” the title track off Israel Nash’s new album, is being featured on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation—10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing” ( and continues to receive spins on Austin’s KUTX, Seattle’s KEXP and Minneapolis’ The Current.
Rain Plans, which recently streamed in its entirety at The A.V. Club (, was released to widespread critical praise both stateside and abroad:
 “A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece.”—KEXP
“There is a vivid sense of imagery permeating through Rain Plans. Simple, textured instrumentation compliments songs about traveling through life to find whatever it is you’re looking for.”—Glide Magazine
“It’s a career worth following.”—The Independent

“Nash paints a sonic picture using bright strokes of grunge,
‘60s folk-pop and crying pedal steel.”—CMT   
“The most phenomenal Americana record of the year.”—Rolling Stone Germany

 “…music soaked in rural American lore.”—Uncut

“…likely going to make several year-end lists when all is said and done—both here and abroad.”—Stereo Subversion
The album was produced by Nash, recorded and mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) and inspired by Nash’s new home of Dripping Springs, TX which helped evolve the tone of his songwriting. Of the new music Nash notes, “I wanted to make an album that sounded like what I saw and somehow spread the peace that this place brings to me. These songs are all about moving from New York to the reaches of the Hill Country and what those hills represent to me, which is greater than just nature. It’s about my life and home. I really wanted to go new places and abandon any rules that had made me cautious before. It’s about creating an environment that is so much bigger than any individual.”
To celebrate the release, Nash will set out on a worldwide tour including an Americana Music Festival Official Showcase performance at The High Watt in Nashville. See below for full tour routing.
As a native of Missouri, Nash grew up in the heartland of America. Ever restless, Nash relocated to New York City. In 2011 he released Barn Doors and Concrete Floors, which was recorded live in an old barn in upstate New York. Extensive touring in Europe helped Nash gain greater exposure overseas and the Euro Americana Charts chose Barn Doors and Concrete Floors as the top album of 2011.
1. Woman at the Well
2. Through the Door
3. Just Like Water
4. Who In Time
5. Myer Canyon
6. Rain Plans
7. Iron of the Mountain
8. Mansions
9. Rexanimarum
August 28                                                   Brighton, UK                                            The Prince Albert
August 29                                                     Dorset, UK                                   End of the Road Festival
August 31                                                 Manchester, UK                                           The Castle Hotel
September 2                                                London, UK                                                        Borderline
September 4                                                 Belfast, UK                                                        McHugh’s
September 5                                                Kilkenny, IE                                                       Set Theatre
September 6                                                  Dublin, IE                                          Whelan’s (Upstairs)
September 9                                               Hamburg, DE                                                         Prinzebar
September 10                                                Zurich, CH                                                            Bogen F
September 11                                                 Paris, FR                                                     La Boule Noir
September 12                                              Haarlem, NL                                                          Patronaat
September 13                                            Groningen, NL                                         Take Root Festival
September 18                                              Nashville, TN                                                The High Watt
September 20                                              Nashville, TN                                                     The Groove
September 21                                             Lexington, KY                                 Willie’s Locally Known
September 22                                             Knoxville, TN                                                The Standard†
September 23                                            Whitesburg, KY                                                  Summit City
September 25                                          Rocky Mount, VA                                                   Harvester*
September 26                                             Richmond, VA                                                   Broadberry*                        September 27                                          Charlottesville, VA                                            The Jefferson*
September 28                                               Raleigh, NC                                       Southland Ballroom*
September 30                                           Wilmington, NC                                             Bourgie Nights
October 1                                                    Asheville, NC                                              New Mountain*
October 3                                                 Washington, DC                                                    Hamilton*
October 4                                                   New York, NY                                          Mercury Lounge*
October 5                                                 Philadelphia, PA                                         World Café Live*
October 7                                                     Boston, MA                                                     Great Scott*
October 9                                                   Pittsburgh, PA                                                     Club Café*
October 10                                                Columbus, OH                                              The Basement*
October 11                                                   Chicago, IL                                                          Schubas*
October 12                                                   Goshen, IN                                              Ignition Garage*
October 13                                                 St. Louis, MO                                                  Duck Room*
October 15                                                   Denton, TX                                                Dan’s Silverleaf
*with Sons of Bill
†with The Felice Brothers

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