John McLeod is a Northern Canadian Metis Indian from the Ojibwa tribe born in The Pas, Manitoba. Although McLeod has been doing music for over thirty years his journey was not a straightforward one. He was a driller, oilman, bush pilot, and businessman. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest musicians from Lenny Breau to Andy Cree. He even had an opportunity to record with EPIC records but raising a family made his music career take a detour. Over the years he continued to write songs and play, and he never lost his dream to have his music heard around the world.
In 2006, at the age of 49, McLeod had a triple bypass. Most people would be happy to be alive and tread carefully for the rest of their years. Not McLeod. Two days after the operation he was back at work. He came to California to thaw, and pursue his music. He found the warmth of the sun and the desert mountains a perfect mix for his heritage and spirituality. He dedicated himself to writing, and singing. He feels this is his second chance at life, and intends to enjoy it while telling his story through song and music. He hopes that others see that you are never too old to pursue your dreams. This CD is John’s vision, but he used some of the best musicians. He recorded his album in Hollywood CA with Grammy award winning producer George Landress (Gwen Stefani, No Doubt) his drummer is Fritz Lewak (Jackson Browne, Sugarland & Melissa Ethridge) his bassist Tim Emmons (Philharmonic) his fiddle player is Candy Girard (Eagles). He is thrilled his Metis Indian Song reached #1 on the Canadian National Aboriginal Top 30 Countdown and stayed there for two weeks. He is #8 in Germany f& #11 in Austria for his Nashville Nights song. He headlined the Palm Springs Rodeo March 12-14, 2010 & performed at House of Blues. He was in Country Weekly Magazine's issue Dec 14, 2009. John is a singer/songwriter who blends traditional country and adds a twist.