9 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Missouri native who’d been living in New York City before relocating to Dripping Springs, Texas, Israel Nash found his new home back in the wide-open country to be all the inspiration he needed to write Rain Plans, an album that received no less than four and a half (out of five) stars from Rolling Stone magazine in Germany, which called it “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” One listen to such stunningly beautiful countryfied songs as “Woman at the Well,” “Just Like Water,” and “Who in Time,” and it’s clearly understandable where such praise comes from. The thick harmonies, the shimmering pedal steel guitars, and an overall overwhelming country-rock feel that’s based in Nash’s heartfelt vocals (reminiscent of Neil Young at his Harvest best), make this entire album a singer/songwriter triumph and an Americana feat. Self-produced but recorded by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile), Rain Plans is an album for the ages.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Missouri native who’d been living in New York City before relocating to Dripping Springs, Texas, Israel Nash found his new home back in the wide-open country to be all the inspiration he needed to write Rain Plans, an album that received no less than four and a half (out of five) stars from Rolling Stone magazine in Germany, which called it “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” One listen to such stunningly beautiful countryfied songs as “Woman at the Well,” “Just Like Water,” and “Who in Time,” and it’s clearly understandable where such praise comes from. The thick harmonies, the shimmering pedal steel guitars, and an overall overwhelming country-rock feel that’s based in Nash’s heartfelt vocals (reminiscent of Neil Young at his Harvest best), make this entire album a singer/songwriter triumph and an Americana feat. Self-produced but recorded by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile), Rain Plans is an album for the ages.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Frog dude frog ,

Beautiful album.

The whole album is a masterpiece! However, songs 2, 3, and 4 are haunting and mesmerizing! Great autumn time listening when the leaves start to turn and fall. I first discovered Israel when he opened in for Jessica Mayfield in Scottsdale, AZ last year. I've been a huge fan ever since.

MarkMallard ,

Gorgeous

An absolutely gorgeous album. Sounds like a cross between CSNY and ‘70s country rock.

txrachel13 ,

So Glad I Stumbled Upon This!

I was early for a doctor's appointment and happened to catch his SXSW KGSR session at the Four Seasons so I sat in the car for 30 minutes because I couldn't stop listening! I imediately bought this album, like many others it's rare I'll purchase the entire album but this one is good all the way through. I'm a child of the 80's but was very much exposed to 70's music from my parents. Now I appreicate it so much more and there's something about it that I'm drawn to, especially folks like Neil Young, America, CSNY etc. Isreal Nash is so similar but it's refreshing to hear from an artist today. Such great songwriting and an organic simplicity to it that I've enjoyed it while driving the backroads of the hill country as well as with a cold beer watching a sunset.

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