Paul Gordon, a well respected musician and band member for Jennifer Nettles, has died of an unspecified illness at 52. Gordon died in Nashville on Thursday in Nashville. Nettles shared the news with fans via Instagram, writing, “Today we lost one of our precious own, Paul Gordon. Prayers for your beautiful family. May your Journey be sweet. You will forever play on in our hearts.”
Paul Christian Gordon was born in Newport, R.I. in 1963, and enjoyed a long and varied career, playing with the New Radicals in the 1990s, and then playing both guitar and keyboards or working as a writer or producer with a long string of artists that included the B-52’s and Lisa Marie Presley. The Newport Buzz lists Natasha Bedingfield, Prince, Danielle Brisebois, Carly Smithson, Nona Hendryx, Brenda K. Starr, Chaka Kahn, Mandy Moore, Charles and Eddie, Noel, John Gregory, Eran DD, Wild Orchid, David Yazbek, Anna Wilson and more among his many credits.