Texas composer and musician Gordon McLeod has performed all over the US, Ireland, and France as a solo artist, band member, and recording session multi-instrumentalist. He currently plays with the highly successful World Roots acoustic band Beyond The Pale, which he co-founded, along with The Aisling String Trio and The Texas Gypsies. Gordon is also a renowned traditional American and Irish violinist and fiddler, well known for his popular records of original fiddle-based music. His authentic, down-home songs have been featured in numerous film projects and compilation albums.
Gordon McLeod's work ranges from smokin' hot fiddle-based Celtic influenced tunes and Gypsy Jazz style acoustic Swing to his original songs, which includes the award-winning "Dog year" for which he won the 2008 Nacogdoches New Traditions Americana songwriting contest. “Hester" was a 2006 winner that was featured on Beyond the Pale's album Queen of Skye. He has recorded and produced all of Beyond The Pale’s releases, including their latest CDs "Pale-ontology" and "The Music Plays Me,” and he just completed an album of original acoustic Swing featuring his sophisticated Jazz violin and driving acoustic rhythm guitar. Gordon has also worked as producer and engineer for numerous other artists.
A beautiful elegant acoustic waltz with fiddle, and mandolins, perfect for film, TV, documentaries, period films or soundtracks for programs set in the 1800s or civil war era, evoking images of beautiful belles in swirling floor length dresses and handlebar-moustached gentlemen. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
A driving, earthy instrumental acoustic track with down home Cajun and Irish flavors perfect for TV show or Movie theme, featuring fiddle, accordion, mandolin and guitar, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
A rootsy American song with smokin' hot authentic fiddle and banjo accompaniment telling the story of an old time fiddler from the Civil War era as seen through the eyes of his young protege. Perfect for film or documentary sound tracks, movie trailers, television shows and live performance. Male Vocals, Americana, Americana
A powerful song with dark bluegrass undertones, great banjo, strong male vocal and haunting fiddle. Perfoect for movie soundtrack, or film credits or television. Engaging lyrics about about adolescent conflict between parental and personal values. Male Vocals, Americana, Americana
Beautiful and nostalgic folk waltz with bluegrass and celtic flavors on violin and mandolin, perfect for film, television, romantic, passionate and lyrical scenes, or documentaries of 19th century or civil war era,, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
A beautiful plaintive acoustic waltz, perfect for film, television, romantic, passionate and lyrical scenes, or documentaries of 19th century or civil war era. Down home feel, neighborly, a return to a simpler and less hectic time, sweet and alluring piece creates images of happy frontier life. Instrumental, Americana, Americana