Swingy Stringy Funky Folky
McLeod Nine, the Swingy Stringy Funky Folky duo from Texas, plays jiggy, jazzy, gorgeous acoustic music, with roots deep in their Celtic and Americana past. Their award-winning songwriting (Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk finalists, and Americana Fest, Nacogdoches winner) is front and center in their shows and draws from a deep well of musical and life experience. Most of all, McLeod Nine want their audiences to be energized, inspired and to have fun! (For example, One of the highlights of their shows is Christy getting the audience to dance a simple Irish Ceili dance.)
Gordon and Christy McLeod's eclectic music spans a wide range of worlds including Americana, Celtic, Folk, Irish, Swing and Django-jazz, Bluegrass and Cajun. In a world of trendy and ever narrowing genres, McLeod Nine's shows offer a refreshingly varied pallet of styles and textures. While the roots of their musical tree are the American and Celtic traditions , the branches cover a wide patch of ground strewn with multi-colored leaves of blues, jazz, and even classical hues. Christy says " We want to make sure in our shows that the next song is always something different from the last one!"
McLeod Nine have toured extensively in USA playing festivals, listening rooms and theaters and have traveled to Ireland over 20 times and studied traditional Irish music and dance at The University of Limerick. Gordon is a well-respected traditional Irish fiddle player and is sought after as a fiddle camp instructor. He has released two full length albums of Irish fiddle music with some of the best trad musicians in Ireland as guest artists.
Here is what some of their fans and the press are saying:
"The McLeod's shows and recordings are high energy, fun, engaging, rich and inspiring."--KERA Art and Seek
"McLeod Nine presented one our best concerts in ten years of Concerts. We're already looking forward to a return visit."
(C. Singer-Miracle of Music Concerts-Golden City, MO
“McLeod’s technique is flawless, an outstanding performance craftsman”—C. Bloom—Ceili Magazine
“WOW-Gordon and Christy blew us away! What seasoned and quality performers they are!”-B. Fulton, Big View Concerts, Westcliff, CO
“What a fantastic, awesome show!”-J. Braymen, Concert Series -Burns, OR
Recent Major Accomplishments: ~Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk finalists in 2019-Headliner at numerous major festivals ~7 Full length albums ~over 1 million streams from McLeod Nine Studio recordings in 2021~~Americana Songwriting Contest Winner (Nacogdoches) 2008, 2006
Recordings: "Hypothetically Speaking" –2019,"Swingy Stringy Funky Folky"—2017, "Christmas Wish"—2019”, “The Ring of My Fiddle”-single 2020, “Still Fiddlin” 2021, “Daddy G and His Amazing Swingtet”- 2015, “Just Fiddlin”-2014, “St. Patrick’s Day Favorites” 2022, new album “Jumpin’ The Waves”-estimated release date March 2023