Nashville and New York traveler, singer/songwriter Nina has been singing since forever - some frustrated adolescents write poetry, some play football, some wail on the drums; Nina made up songs. As well as continually performing her own songs, Nina has worked with, among others, Dave Soldier, Bob Een; Bill Gordh, Kung Chi Shing, John Zorn, Meredith Monk, and the vocal ensemble Weave. She also sings commercially and has done television spots for PBS, HBO and Lifetime TV, among others. As part of the Knitting Factory community in the mid '90s, Nina regularly conducted, and occasionally played, John Zorn's game pieces 'Cobra' and 'Xu Feng'. Her song 'America Mrs. You,' (co-written with Brad Jones), appeared on The Jazz Passenger's Windham Hill/High Street Records album 'In Love.' Nina's rock band played regularly at The Knit and other Downtown Manhattan clubs like The Mercury Lounge, CBGBs, The Bitter End and Under Acme. Along with Christina Wheeler, Nina also had an electronic music duo called 'Wiremouth' which played in Downtown venues and electronic music festivals. In 1998 Nina released her first CD, 'Slow That Pony Down' on Eva Kay Records. The title song was featured on the Grammy nominated album 'Thirteen Stories Above Times Square,' and received considerable airplay on college radio. In 1998 Nina started to collaborate with hit country/pop writer Casey Kelly. Casey and Nina began working as a duo that same year and have since performed all over the North and Southeast United States and in Europe. Nina now lives somewhere between New York City and Nashville, (thanks to Southwest Airlines!). Her upcoming self titled album, recorded largely in Nashville in the winter of 2002, and featuring folks as diverse as Byron House (of Nickel Creek) and Jill Sobule, will be released in the Summer/Fall of 2002 on Bingo World Records. Nina was a recipient of the 2000 Abe Olman Award for Excellence in Songwriting, (a cash award given by The Songwriters Hall of Fame). She was a finalist in the North Atlantic Songwriting Competition, and received a National Endowment for The Arts Opera/Musical Theatre Individual Grant in 1995 for her work with Composer Mark Bennett on the Musical 'Two Orphans.'
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