Israel Nash performs live in The Current studio

Israel Nash performs "Rain Plans" live in the studio of 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Israel Nash In-studio (full session + interview)
    Israel Nash - Rain Plans (Live on 89.3 The Current)
    Israel Nash - Woman at the Well (Live on 89.3 The Current)
    Israel Nash - Mansions (Live on 89.3 The Current)

In town to play the United States of Americana's fifth birthday bash, Israel Nash and company stopped by The Current to perform in our studio and to chat with host Bill DeVille before their gig at the Turf Club.

Israel Nash and his band — Joey McClellan, guitar; Eric Swanson, pedal steel guitar; Aaron McClellan, bass; Josh Fleischmann, drums — got up and left New York City for Dripping Springs, TX back in 2011 where they recorded Nash's latest album, Rain Plans. Even sound engineer Ted Young lugged his 16-track analog tape machine halfway across the country to record the album in Israel's Texas home.

Rain Plans was recorded just over two years ago and released in September of 2013. Israel and his band are itching to write another album, and have plans to record in the spring.

Listen to the full in-studio session to hear Israel Nash chat with host Bill DeVille about what musician is a touchstone for Nash and his band, about the Dutch artist responsible for Rain Plans' stunning album art and about his handmade leather boots that resemble those of Robert Plant.

Songs Performed

"Rain Plans"
"Woman at the Well"
"Mansions"

All songs are off Israel Nash's latest record, Rain Plans, out now via Loose Music.

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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  • Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio.
    Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Israel Nash and his band performing live in The Current studio.
    Israel Nash and his band performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio.
    Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Joey McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Joey McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Eric Swanson on the pedal steel guitar performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Eric Swanson on the pedal steel guitar performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Israel Nash's handmade Texas boots.
    Israel Nash's handmade Texas boots. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Bassist Aaron McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Bassist Aaron McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio.
    Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Guitarist Joey McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Guitarist Joey McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Bassist Aaron McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Bassist Aaron McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Drummer Josh Fleischmann performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Drummer Josh Fleischmann performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Guitarist Joey McClellan and bassist Josh Fleischmann performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio.
    Guitarist Joey McClellan and bassist Josh Fleischmann performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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