Israel Nash Gripka (born January 5, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Since 2011, his releases have been as Israel Nash. Originally from Missouri, Nash moved to New York City in 2006. He performed in clubs on the Lower East Side such as The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. In 2009, he independently released his debut solo album, New York Town, which was recorded at The Magic Shop in New York's Soho neighborhood. New York Town was eventually picked up by Dutch label Contintental Records Services in Europe and the UK. His sophomore album, Barn Doors and Concrete Floors, was released on March 29, 2011. The album was recorded during the summer of 2010 on a small farm located in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. In late 2011, Nash left New York City and moved to Dripping Springs, Texas. His third record, Israel Nash's Rain Plans, was recorded in the summer of 2012. Rain Plans was produced by Nash and again engineered by Ted Young. Israel Nash and his band recorded Silver Season on tape at Nash's Texas ranch in 2015. It was released October 2015. On November 4, 2016, Israel Nash and The Bright Light Social Hour released the three-song collaborative EP 'Neighbors'.