The Catfish Nightmare Blues
"I Scare Myself" w Christy McLeod and Dirje Childs
Gordon McLeod's music is a rich amalgam of elements including gypsy jazz and swing, Irish traditional music, original songs and compositions, 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 gypsy 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