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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Israel Nash

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Israel Nash

Israel Nash

Thursday, 15th at 5:00 pm (Sunset Plaza) // Friday, 16th at 1:30 pm (Main Stage) // Friday, 16th at 10:00 pm (The Moon at O'Bannon's)

Missouri native calls Dripping Springs, TX his home, but not long ago, he was in a New York state of mind. In the Big Apple he plied the clubs of the Lower East Side, establishing himself as a singer-songwriter of note. His first two records were created in New York – one in the city and one in the Catskills – but his third, Israel Nash’s Rain Plan put him in the sights of independent music folks in the know. The country’s hippest radio stations caught on to his mesmerizing sound – you can hear the Neil Young and 1970s electric folk influences - and the record received solid play from Seattle’s KEXP, The Current in Minneapolis and WXPN in Philadelphia, not to mention NPR and a stint on World Café. The record eschewed digital technology in favor of a rich, analog sound, which gave his introspective, beautifully crafted songs the sonic depth they deserved. One listen to “Rain Plan” and you’ll see why he’s become an indie rock favorite. His latest, Israel Nash’s Silver Season is more of the same, only better.