November 29, 2012
Hi, lately I've been performing as Vale of Paradise with my friend Elizabeth Brauer who plays cello. Right now we've got a local gig in Valparaiso, IN every other Saturday at a place called The Silver Spoon during Brunch from 10am to noon. It's been fun-we play some covers...like Brand New Key and Love Hurts..and some of my songs...that seems to be about all I have time for with everything else going on...
Right, so we're performing this Saturday, December 1, then Dec 15 and Dec. 29th
has it really been that long
January 30, 2012
am I a luddite?
so much inspiration and working on new songs, but have to finish them before the end of the year/end of the world
April 23, 2011
I never wrote about Baby #2 because his birth was a homebirth cluster#$%^ and my tiny little premature baby turned out to have down syndrome of which I was very sad. He is a sweet little boy now and cute cute cute but has some extra delays due to the cluster$%^& surrounding his birth. Maybe I'll post a picture of him...
Dog the Bounty Hunter
September 9, 2009
Hey, tonight, Sept. 9th at 8 central and 9pm eastern, the episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter entitled, "Father of the Bride" will use a song I wrote called "Drive" from the LESLIE NUSS cd...check it out...or you can view it online on the a&e website....
hope all's well!
baby on the way
June 21, 2008
hi. sorry for the long delay. just busy nesting. baby #2 set for September arrival...all is well so far, just tired now.
I'm now a beekeeper...I purchased one hive and it looks like a swarm settled into an abandoned beebox. The bees are very mellow and don't mind me in my bee suit!
not much going on with music. "jamming" with my cousin's boyfriend out here, he's more of a deadhead so we play some dylan. would like to play some gigs but will take it easy for a while.
hope you're well and enjoying your summer!
show in valparaiso
January 30, 2008
hey, I'm playing at the Front Porch this Saturday Feb 2 at 8pm, two sets $10.
then Tues, feb 19th I'll be the guest on Suzette and Company on WVLP in Valparaiso...show is at 4pm and we'll be giving away some of my cds so listen and call in if you can!
also, you can now listen to 2 of my songs in the movie Indian Cowboy if you have netflix. Rent it!
show in nyc
November 8, 2007
sorry for not writing more/sooner. my mom died the end of august and after taking care of her in our home for 9 months..I was a bit drained.
anyway, grief is hard but serves a purpose and it's something to embrace and work through...
so.......will be in NYC first time in almost 2 years with Ruby and hub in tow and playing at Banjo Jim's 9th St and Ave C on Sunday, November 25th. dont' have the time yet but will post when I do...
thanks for viewing!
feel free to email me through myspace, http://www.myspace.com/leslienuss
April 12, 2007
New CD out soon
September 11, 2006
Hey. Besides adoring Ruby, I've been finishing up the 4th cd, called "Round 3" which was recorded in Chicago at Gravity Studio. The new cd features a cover of "Eye of the Tiger" and different versions of "Drive" and "What Do I Do To Make You Mine" Cover art is a collage...
I can't believe it's been 5 years since the towers came down. I remember it like it was yesterday, working at Calvin Klein in NYC, calling my mother at home in Illinois because we didn't have a tv in the office and she had recently had a seizure and was kind of out of it and I asked her to turn on the news and she said, "lots of smoke"
Don't let 9/11 be an excuse to hate.
Welcome baby Ruby!
May 30, 2006
Hey, sorry I haven't written for ages. I've been pregnant and barefoot for that matter, and now I am proud to say, I'm a mommy! Ruby was born on May 3rd and she's made me very happy. Sure, she doesn't yet sleep through the night, but...she's got 10 fingers and 10 toes and can see and hear and I'm extremely grateful.
sorry for not writing. Currently, I'm offering to send promo copies of my cds Action Hero Superstar and LESLIE NUSS to whomever asks first come first served with the following requests:
1. you not sell them, but you can give them away
2. you send me back a check or stamps for the postage (honor system here, you'll have to check out the envelope)
Deal? email me and we'll consider it done.
In other news, the FIT (that's Fashion Institute of Technology) newsletter wrote an update on me in their most recent issue (Accessories Design, 1992) and the Chicago Red Eye newspaper did a small story on me getting my belly photographed while pregnant. If I get links for them, I'll post.
In OTHER OTHER news, I have to carve out some time to complete the artwork for my fourth cd, which will feature a cover of the classic rock anthem, "Eye of the Tiger"
stay tuned, join the email list and/or email me to say hello.
ps. for photos of Ruby, see the photo page...
Valentine's Day: The Perfect Indie Download
February 6, 2006
Leslie Just Back from the famed Sterling Sound Studio in NYC
February 2, 2006
Leslie headed to New York City’s famed Sterling Sound studio (www.sterling-sound.com
) last month to put the finishing touches on what will be her fourth independently-produced album titled ROUND 3.
The album, due in 2006, quickly follows her 2005 release, LESLIE NUSS.
Greg Calbi, who mastered LESLIE NUSS and has also worked with David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon, will master Round 3 at Sterling Sound.
Kyle Kelso, who runs K2Studio, will mix the tracks in SoHo. The album was originally recorded in Chicago’s Gravity Studios (www.gravitystudios.com
) with engineer Mark Berlin and musicians Dan Wean (electric and acoustic guitar), Mike Zelenko (drums), Christian Cullen (keyboards), and Anne-Marie Stehn (bass).
“The two CDs were supposed to be book ends,” said Nuss, who lives in Indiana. “LESLIE NUSS was to be an ‘up’ CD and Round 3 was to be . . . well, it was to be allowed to have some more deep songs on it. Basically, I set out to make a more ‘indie’ sounding record this time because I think people have a hard time figuring me out. My past records sounded much more ‘major label.’”
ROUND 3 will include a cover version of “Eye of the Tiger” (the theme song from the movie Rocky), “Shell Shocked,” “Sex is Sex,” and “Landscape of the Mind.”
Help Leslie make the Jump to XM Unsigned Artists
September 12, 2005
Help Leslie breakthrough to XM Radio's Unsigned Artist Station.
What song could be better for their subscribers to hear while cruising down the highway than "Drive" from her latest CD.
Please e-mail XM Satellite Radio today and ask them to play "Drive" by Leslie.
Two, Great New Reviews
September 7, 2005
September 2, 2005
Hi, I can't imagine how awful it must be to be down on the Southern Coast.
If you'd like to check out my music and make a donation to the Red Cross, go to: http://cdbaby.com/nuss2
I'm donating all my proceeds from this cd, Action Hero Superstar to the Red Cross.
Stay strong and pray for better leadership!
in hong kong
June 27, 2005
hi there. was just in Japan! it's so cool. Street Fashion...those women wear their high heels to climb mountains! off to China today.
May 27, 2005
I've been AWOL for a while now. The video for "Give It Up Baby" played on WILL-TV's Video Diner show, and WGPU in Champaign, IL played "He's Not Gay"
I'm in the studio working with Christian Cullen who is laying down some beautiful piano tracks for the Chicago Album.
Hope all's well w/you.
April 22, 2005
Hey, it's Earth Day. Time to thank the Earth for being there for us. The pope can't say it, and no one else seems to have the courage, but...remember, overpopulation is the biggest environmental challenge there is.
Hug a tree!
April 8, 2005
Hey, I was going to pull an April Fool's and tell you I was "expecting"...but...
I DID get a new puppy, Miles. He's a Havanese and adorable! Check him out on the photo page...scroll down.
Been busy moving...now getting my taxes done (ok, so I procrastinate!) then back to work on "the chicago record" next to record: keyboards/piano.
Enjoy this great Spring weather!
radio interview up on website
March 16, 2005
Hey, Rich interviewed me...and...for those brave souls...you can hear it in its entirety...just go to the music tab and scroll down to the bottom.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Radio Interview this Saturday!
March 2, 2005
Hey! I'm out here in the Bay Area...it's great...
Just wanted to tell you that this Friday/Saturday morning, around 2am EST, I'm going to do a live phone interview with WPKN's Rich Kaminsky. They are at 89.5FM and
on the web at www.wpkn.org
Tune in if you can :)
photos of NYC show are up!
February 22, 2005
HI there....it's George Harrison's birthday on Friday, and you know what that means......
put up a few photos from the Living Room show in NYC...
February 16, 2005
Hey. The new CD is for sale at CDBABY--it's called
here's the link:
go get it and write a review! as a special thanks to everyone who has supported me, it's under $13 bucks and if you buy more than one...second one is 50% off...
January 20, 2005
hi there...just a quick thing...I have sent the new CD to cdbaby, so it should be available in about 2 weeks...ie the beginning of February.
listening to the cocteau twins now...still sounds errie yet beautiful.
have a great day, thanks for stopping by ;)
this is a new website!
January 18, 2005
Hey. this is the first post of the new website. I'm sitting here, wondering what is in the water....making sure mine is boiled...there is no news, except it's cold in Chicago and my car's blinkers don't work so I don't want to go anywhere. Listening to Crowded House and AC/DC...checked out devin davis's music...but make sure you go to devindaviswebsite.com trust me on that one :)
ps. if you're looking for my new cd LESLIE NUSS it'll be available soon!!