Release Date: Oct 9, 2015
Record label: Loose Music
Ravishing country-psych from Texas. Nash’s last album, 2013’s Rain Plans, was the result of a change in scenery, the singer-songwriter having swapped New York City bustle for the wide open spaces of the Texan hill country outside Austin..
Where would the Americana constituency be without the influence of Neil Young? The grizzled Canadian legend’s stylistic ticks hover over much of rootsy, crunchy American music like a high-pitched, soulfully unpolished ghost. So it is with 34-year old songwriter Israel Nash. The less rewarding parts of 2013's patchily brilliant breakthrough album Rain Plans stuck a bit too doggedly to the mistaken belief that B-list material can be sparked up by extra-generous portions of Crazy Horse-ian wig-outs.
Originally from Missouri, Israel Nash took to Dripping Springs after looking for a musical home in New York City. Once here, he built a recording studio/Quonset hut to record Silver Season, follow-up to last year's Rain Plans, the singer-songwriter's glorious attempt at capturing the sun-streaked atmosphere of the Texas Hill Country in song. The floods of May stymied the process by filling the studio with water and mud, but Nash and his band dug trenches, hauled sandbags, and nearly broke their backs with serious intent.