The Catfish Nightmare Blues
"I Scare Myself" w Christy McLeod and Dirje Childs
New Fiddle Album:
Still Fiddlin' is the latest release from Gordon McLeod, a full length album of 13 tracks with lots of smokin' trad Irish fiddle, some with a jazzy flair, a beautiful original waltz and a couple wonderful surprises. Gordon features some well known and supremely talented guests on this album including Matt Cranitch, Dónal Murphy and Tommy O'Sullivan masters of the great Irish band Sliabh Notes, Milo Deering, (fresh from his stint with The Eagles), the fabulous Christy McLeod of Beyond The Pale and McLeod Nine, percussionist extraordinaire Cara Wildman and the muti-talented Jonathan Milton. You can hear some of the album on the audio page.
"I am delighted to welcome this new collection of recorded music from Gordon McLeod. This eclectic collection of tunes displays his wide range of influences, from Pádraig O’Keeffe to Stephane Grapelli. Among his own compositions is a beautiful waltz, dedicated to the lovely Christy, his very own Texas star. Personally I am delighted to have been invited to partake in this celebration of Gordon’s music, which shows so eloquently that he is “still fiddlin’” as well as ever."--Matt Cranitch
Gordon McLeod's music is a rich amalgam of elements including American music, original songs and compositions, Irish traditional music, string Django jazz, folk songs and classical elements. As a performer, in bands like McLeod Nine , Beyond The Pale and The Aisling String Trio, and as a solo performer, sideman, recording engineer and producer, Gordon is a fixture of the North Texas music community. Known for live instrumental work on violin and guitar and vocals and for his work in the studio on many instruments as well as behind the recording console, Gordon has enjoyed performing and recording in the North Texas area for many years.
As his alter-ego, Daddy G, Gordon swings on violin and guitar. In 2014 Gordon released Daddy G and His Amazing Swingtet, a full length album of Gordon's original jazz and swing compositions and songs along with some great standards, all with a jazzy flair in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stepahne Grappelli. This album features Dirje Childs on cello and Christy McLeod ( the better half of McLeod Nine )
In 2015 Gordon released a full length album of traditional Irish fiddle music, Just Fiddlin', featuring world renowned Irish musicians Matt Cranitch, Donal Murphy and Niall Murphy as well as Daddy G and His Amazing Swingtet!
Gordon has also released an album of original songs including great vocals and instrumental work on Dog Year.
So go to the Audio page and listen to some music samples