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Wake of the flood: a cosmic American visionary tunes in to the elements.

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Q&A: ISRAEL NASH

Can you tell us about the creek breaking and how it affected the studio and the album?

The entire state of Texas has been in drought for a number of years, but that’s not the case any longer. The day we were to start tracking, the 100-year flood rolled in. The first four days of our recording session were devoted to digging French drains, sandbagging and cleaning out the studio where a wet weather creek erupted from the flash flood and ripped through the studio. So that was the beginning of Silver Season. Those situations make an album and you can hear those things all over the record. But besides the music, and at a greater level even, it was a great showing of the dedication and teamwork that is this band. We are real brothers that are committed to each other in ways that I think is greater than any record or any song. It’s about people coming together and affecting each other in great ways. You can make it through a flood……

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