Israel Nash On World Cafe : World Cafe The singer-songwriter says he wanted his latest album, Rain Plans, to evoke the Texas Hill Country.

Israel Nash On World Cafe

Israel Nash On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377178102/377184166" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Israel Nash. Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist

Israel Nash.

Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist

Israel Nash got his start in music after moving to New York City; his 2009 debut came out of his experiences there. His 2011 follow-up album was recorded on a small farm in the Catskills and was co-produced by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley. A relocation to a small ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas, preceded his new record, Rain Plans.

On this episode of World Cafe, he describes how he wanted his third album to reflect the Hill Country, and professes his love for Neil Young. And, of course, he performs a few of his songs live.

Israel Nash. Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist

Israel Nash.

Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist

Set List

Israel Nash On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377178102/377184421" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Israel Nash On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377178102/377184491" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Israel Nash On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377178102/377184541" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Israel Nash On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377178102/377184608" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Episode Playlist