Last summer, in picturesque Falkenberg, Sweden, Rootsy Music held Summer Fest ’23, a gathering of twenty-some Americana, country, folk, and roots bands – many imported all the way from the United States. BGS video collaborators and contributors I Know We Should were there; they curated, directed, and shot a series of gorgeous live performances in and around the festival and scenic Falkenberg.
The first in the series features Israel Nash – a Rootsy artist, as well as a frequenter of Rootsy stages and festivals – performing an original song, “Lost in America.” Based in rural Texas, outside of Austin, Nash has found a broad fan base in Europe. The track oozes with this transatlantic perspective. With a bluesy, emotive voice clearly drawing on his rock and roll chops, Nash longs to leave society behind and “move into the wild,” perhaps referencing his own move from urban New York City to Dripping Springs.
“Lost in America” is passionate, fierce, and longing. The speaker, disenchanted by the American dream, relays a message even more striking sung from the streets of Falkenberg. Stay tuned after the song to hear Nash describing the inspirations behind its writing.
Rootsy Winter Fest ’24 will be held February 2 and 3 in Falkenberg, Sweden. Israel Nash will perform, as well as Jobi Riccio, Iron Country Sisters, the Mukherjee Development, Ward Hayden & the Outliers, Dylan Earl, Ole Kirkeng, Our Man In The Field, Lizzie No, Jesper Lindell & Scarlet Rivera, and more. More information is available here.
More Rootsy Summer Sessions will be coming soon right here, on BGS!
Video Credit: Brad Wagner, I Know We Should
Audio Credit: Juan Soria, I Know We Should