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Premature Trackulation: Israel Nash Gripka, Evening


Wrapping stories in threads of song, New Yorker Israel Nash Gripka tells sonic tales on guitar and harmonica with a Counting Crows vibe, heavily influenced by CCR and John Cougar Mellencamp. Evening reminds me of Mellencamp’s Pink Houses. It takes its time unrolling a heartfelt ballad filled with ironic hopefulness and disappointment.