McLeod Nine--Kerrville New Folk Finalist 2019!
We just found out we have been selected as Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalists for 2019 for our songs "Wantin' Something More " and " Hypothetically Speaking"! We are honored to be part of this year's group and look forward to performing our songs at The Kerrville Folk Festival on May 26!
McLeod Nine are Gordon and Christy McLeod. Their eclectic and energetic sound covers a broad range of intriguing material, from string jazz with a gypsy flavor to inspiring original songs with lots of energy and musical spice to Americana to traditional Irish fiddle tunes. Gordon and Christy are well known as founders and performers in the very popular Americana-Celtic-roots band Beyond The Pale and as founders (with cellist Dirje Childs) of the elegant string ensemble, The Aisling String Trio.
Gordon is always searching for the true soul of any music he plays. He plays a number of instruments; as a fiddler he is equally at home with jazz, Americana and folk styles as well as authentic traditional Irish fiddling. Gordon is also well known as a guitarist and for playing mandolin, clarinet and several other instruments. He in demand as a recording session artist, producer, and live performer. Beside his work with McLeod Nine, Beyond The Pale and The Aisling String Trio, Gordon is a former violinist with The Texas Gypsies. Gordon is an award winning songwriter as well having won the 2008 Americana Songwriting competition in Nacogdoches for his song "Dog Year" and in 2006 for his song “Hester”. Gordon's original songs have been licensed for independent film and television projects as well as being included on numerous compilations.
Christy McLeod has been called “a fun seeking missile” for good reason. She radiates warmth and energy and conveys a love of life through her singing and playing that is infectious, igniting spontaneous human happiness whenever she performs. Her clear sweet voice is the prefect match for her powerful guitar style. Having played many styles for most of her life, her creative song renditions, whether her own compositions or covers of other great songs, never fail to captivate and inspire her audiences. Christy is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin, percussion and harmonica and is an accomplished songwriter, having penned several songs performed by The McLeods and Beyond The Pale including the title track to Beyond The Pale's Album "The Music Plays Me".