ISRAEL NASH

ISRAEL NASH at Bristol Thekla Mon 28 January 2019 from 7.30pm-11pm

ISRAEL NASH

A native of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, singer/songwriter Israel Nash Gripka blends elements of rock and country with gentle psychedelia and undercurrents of rural folk. After moving to New York in 2006, he released his debut LP, New York Town, in 2009. The influence of '60s and '70s artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Band, and Crosby, Stills & Nash could be heard in his Americana-inspired sound. Seeking a more textural and electric-based sound, he recruited Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley to produce and play on his follow-up album, 2011's Barn Doors and Concrete Floors. By this point he was signed to Dutch label Continental Record Services and had found increasing success in Europe and the U.K., releasing the live album 2011 Barn Doors Spring Tour: Live in Holland that same year. After five years living in the city, Gripka relocated from New York to the small rural town of Dripping Springs, Texas, located outside of Austin in the Hill Country. Shortening his name to Israel Nash, he and engineer Ted Young recorded his third album, Rain Plans, to analog tape at his home. The album's rich, atmospheric country-rock sound drew comparisons to Neil Young and became a favorite at NPR and several influential American radio stations when it was released in the U.S. in 2014. Working again with London-based Loose Records, in 2015 he followed up with Silver Season, which followed a similar path while adding more psychedelic textures to his sound.


Support confirmed:        JOANA SERRAT

Notes: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
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Tickets: £18.00  

Thekla

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A master of all trades The Thekla is one of the best known live music venues in Bristol.

The venue itself is, rather uniquely, a disused Showboat that is now permanently moored in Bristol’s Harbourside. She measures 180 feet long and has a capacity of 450. There is a top deck bar which has comfortable seating and a small stage for some of the smaller gigs. Below deck there is a hollowed out cargo hold where the main stage is and another bar serving your favourite draught in plastic cups.
The events range from toe-tapping live americana to the downright dirtiest dubstep this side of London and everything inbetween, They play host to the cream of the city’s weekly club nights as well as prime promoters on rotation every Friday. Plus national and international touring live acts every week.

Watch out! On some nights there are club nights after a concert and as a result the event starts and finishes early so check for changed door times.

 

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