February 18th: Israel Nash, Psych-rock Wonderboy
We’re honored to host psychodelic/folk wonderboy, Israel Nash, for his triumphant return to the U.S. and Texas on February 18th. Coming off a whirlwind tour of Europe over the last couple months, we’re so pumped that Israel has decided to come jam awhile on our Unplugged stage this winter season.
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Anyone who listens to KUTX 98.9–or any other NPR station, for that matter– has probably caught an earful of Mr. Nash at some point in recent years. Both his latest album, “Silver Season” (2015), and the one preceding it, “Rain Plains” (2014), have been National Public Radio favorites, Silver Season’s, “L.A. Lately” even honored by the radio conglomerate in a mention on their exclusive list, “NPR’s Favorite Song’s of 2015.” Come this February and hear what the experts hear in Israel: what correspondent Dave Michael’s calls, “A Harvest era-soundalike for the 21st century that transcends its Laurel Canyon feel from an amazing singer-songwriter.” And yes, for you die hard Neil Young fans–we on The Porch believe that this stuff is worthy of the comparison.
Also– don’t forget that we’ll be dancing and feeling it all with The Eastern Sea in March.
Unplugged on The Front Porch invites all devoted listeners to gather in one spot on a monthly basis to venerate our city’s best musical storytellers. In just two short hours, our listening experience reaches into the hearts and minds of these musicians as we explore with them not only their art but also their life experiences and opinions in our intimate gathering characterized by both music and conversation.
Each edition of Unplugged on The Front Porch features 75 minutes of music divided into two sets by a thirty minute intermission/on-stage interview with the artist. Every concert is taped, and we ask for a donation of $20 at the door that goes directly toward paying our crew and our artists the living wages they deserve. Please give what you can to make this a sustainable series, but know that we won’t turn away those who can’t afford to pay that much. Unplugged on The Front Porch is generated and sustained by two local nonprofits– The Front Porch and The Live Music Capital Foundation– who continue to look for ways to make listening in our community more intentional.