Nina Gordon Biography
Nina Gordon(Full name: Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro) is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for being vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt.
She left the band in 1998 due to creative differences, pursuing a solo career and releasing two albums, Tonight and the Rest of My Life “2000” and Bleeding Heart Graffiti “2006”.
In 2013, after 15 years of personal and professional estrangement from Veruca Salt co-founder Louise Post, Gordon returned to the band.
Nina Gordon Age
Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for being vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt. She was born on November 14. 1967 in Chicago, IL. Nina Gordon is 51 years old as of 2018.
Nina Gordon Family
She was born in Chicago, Il to her father Robert B. Shapiro together with her brother Jim Shapiro. James Gordon Shapiro is an American rock musician.
Nina Gordon Husband
Gordon is married to musician Jeff Russo. They have two children together. Jeff Russo is an American composer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and music producer, and one of the two founding members of American rock band Tonic. He is also a founding member of acoustic rock band Low Stars.
Nina Gordon Net Worth
Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro (born November 14, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for being vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt. Nina Gordon estimated Net Worth as of 2019 is $700,000 thousand dollars as of 2019.
Nina Gordon Tonight and The Rest Of My Life
Tonight and the Rest of My Life is the debut album from Veruca Salt co-founder, Nina Gordon.
The album was recorded with Bob Rock at his Maui recording studio.
Nina Gordon Even The Sunbeams
Gordon began recording her second album with Ethan Johns in late 2003, and via her website stated she was excited with the direction the album was going, even though it was very, very mellow and sad.
Gordon finished recording with Johns in early 2004 and stated that she had named it Even the Sunbeams, but little more about the album was ever revealed.
A few months later, Gordon admitted she was unhappy with the album and she wasn’t going to release it. The only song that surfaced from this recording session was “Lighter on the Moon”, which was available on Nina’s MySpace site.
In April 2006, Gordon stated in the Chicago Reader, “It’s a really sad and really slow record. I guess that’s how I was feeling at the time, but when I sorta snapped out of that, I thought, ‘I don’t know that I want this to be the album I put out next.’
It’s really a lovely record, but it didn’t have the spirit of the records I’ve made in the past.”Some songs were re-recorded and included in her next album. The remaining songs were eventually made available free on her web site as an EP titled “Songs from Even the Sunbeams.”
During this time, Gordon was performing at Largo in Los Angeles, for “Bring the Rock” nights, covering songs by N.W.A, Skid Row, Backstreet Boys, and Phil Collins, as well as many others. Her cover of N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” gained her popularity on Internet music blogs.
She also wrote a song with Fefe Dobson titled “Get You Off” for Dobson’s album Sunday Love (on which Gordon also sang back-up), as well as a song for Courtney Jaye’s album Traveling Light titled “This Is the Day”, which she wrote with boyfriend Jeff Russo.
Still seeing promise in the material from Even the Sunbeams, Gordon booked producer and long-time friend Bob Rock to re-record the album in 2005. In a few months, Nina re-did most of the songs and recorded new songs as well.
The album, now titled Bleeding Heart Graffiti, was released August 8, 2006 (originally scheduled to be released July 18). The first song to see the light of day from the project was the B-side “The Blue Hour”, a half-French, half-English rock song that could be heard on Nina’s website.
The lead single from Bleeding Heart Graffiti, “Kiss Me ‘Til It Bleeds”, was supposed to hit radio June 12, but ended up being delayed until mid-July.
There was a “physical” promotional single for “Kiss Me ‘Til It Bleeds” and it contained the Bleeding Heart Graffiti album track “Don’t Let Me Down”, as well as Nina’s previous hit single, “Tonight and the Rest of My Life”.
Almost all radio stations received digital copies of the single rather than physical CD singles, however. There was no video for “Kiss Me ‘Til It Bleeds” or plans for a video at all.
Nina Gordon Cello
Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music
Nina Gordon is Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber music at Illinois Wesleyan University, formerly Principal Cellist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.
Her education includes the Moscow State Conservatory (Russia), the University of Tel-Aviv (Israel), and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she received her DMA. Among her teachers were Natalia Shakhovskaya (Russia), Michael Haran (Israel), George Ricci and Edward Laut (USA).
Prior to coming to Illinois, Nina Gordon was Principal Cellist of the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and taught Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Earlier she held positions with the Israel Chamber Orchestra under Rudolf Barshai and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta; she was Associate Principal Cellist with the Florida Philharmonic, and Principal Cellist with the Colorado Music Festival in Bolder, Colorado.
She has also been a faculty member at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and at the International Chamber Music Festival in Positano, Italy; and presently, she is Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Academy in Kyustendil, Bulgaria.
Nina Gordon Songs
Seether American Thighs · 1994
Volcano Girls Eight Arms to Hold You · 1997
Now I Can Die Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Kiss Me ‘Til It Bleeds Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Horses in the City Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
The End of the World Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000 2003
Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Hold on to Me Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Hate Your Way Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Too Slow to Ride Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
The Time Comes Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Badway Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Number One Camera Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Got Me Down Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Number One Blind American Thighs · 1994
Bones and a Name Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Turn On Your Radio Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Straight Outta Compton 2007
Louder in Outer Space 2017
Fade to Black Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
All Hail Me American Thighs · 1994
New Year’s Eve Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Don’t Let Me Down Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
This Was the Year Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
The Crickets Sound Like Sleigh Bells Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Black and Blonde Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Pure Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Suffragette Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Christmas Lights Bleeding Heart Graffiti · 2006
Tonight and the Rest of My Life Tonight and the Rest of My Life · 2000
Shutterbug Eight Arms to Hold You · 1997
Lighter on the Moon