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
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  • Israel Nash In-studio 34:01
  • Israel Nash - Rain Plans (Live on 89.3 The Current) 07:50
  • Israel Nash - Woman at the Well (Live on 89.3 The Current) 05:58
  • Israel Nash - Mansions (Live on 89.3 The Current) 06:30
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Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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.

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Israel Nash and his band performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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.

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Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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.

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Joey McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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.

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Eric Swanson on the pedal steel guitar performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

Songs Performed

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Israel Nash's handmade Texas boots. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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

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Bassist Aaron McClellan performing live with Israel Nash in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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

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Israel Nash performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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

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