Israel Nash

Date:Fri 30 Aug
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£19.50 adv

Texas’ genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash appears on a tour showcasing his latest album, Lifted.

It is a modern day hippie-spiritual, a tonic for those needing to put aside the mess of the daily grind. With luscious beds of strings, horns and well adorned towering walls of sound, Lifted finds Nash continuing his tradition of creating a sonic experience of feeling that is at once both vast and intimate - soaring and untamed at times, placid and sincerely personal at others.

Originally from the Ozarks of Missouri, Israel Nash has made his home in Dripping Springs, Texas for the greater part of a decade. There, on his ranch with sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country, the tall, hirsute mountain man built his own studio; a Quonset hut structure he’s dubbed Plum Creek Sound. The studio became a sanctuary, a creative outlet where Nash reached a meditative state of escapism, which ultimately became the inspiration behind Lifted. The creative process of writing, recording and producing Lifted allowed Nash to leave his own downhearted feelings about the political landscape of the recent elections and the deeper queries of purpose and life that supersede the material world. Nash wrote and recorded Lifted with the intention of achieving a sonic experience that will elevate the listener - that the feeling of peace, love and happiness which saturates the words and music can provide the same escape he achieved while creating the LP.

“Dense, dusty psychedelic Americana that makes the similarly inclined Tame Impala sound a little lightweight” - Q Magazine

“Nash settles into a languid, hallucinatory groove that recalls mid-1970s Neil Young and the more recent mystic wanderings of My Morning Jacket …Cosmic Americana of the very highest order” - Classic Rock

“The real deal for a new generation” - Independent On Sunday

“Cosmic poetry, crunching guitars and swooning pedal steel” - Mojo 

Doors prices t.b.c.

Under 14s must be accompanied by adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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