Meet Floyd Domino
Floyd Domino’s dazzling boogie-woogie piano styling is known to audiences around the world earning him acclaim and awards for over 3 decades. Floyd Domino brought home his Best Keyboards Award this April to keep company with the two Grammy Awards won for featured work with Asleep at the Wheel.
While Floyd is widely recognized for his years with Asleep at the Wheel and the revival of Western Swing, Floyd began his career with a broad grounding in jazz, boogie woogie, swing and blues piano. Floyd’s sparkling keyboards an d versatility make him the choice of swing, jazz and blues musicians well beyond his Austin, Texas home. In addition to Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd has recorded and performed with Merle Haggard, , George Strait (5 albums), The Texas Playboys, Waylon Jennings, jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Monte Warden, Don Walser and the Crickets to name a few. Over and above his numerous awards Austin-based Floyd Domino has played at the Kennedy Center, Inaugural events and has even been heard in outer space by way of George Strait’s #1 hit, “Ace In The Hole”, beamed up to the crew of the space shuttle Columbia in a wake-up call.
In between his touring, recording and major performances, Floyd plays clubs, parties and private events. He often adds his talents to further Roots Music appreciation with appearances at schools, camps and other learning organizations. Few can match Floyd’s “backstage” view of the American music landscape.
Floyd has released six albums of his own. Among them are Hightower Boogie Woogie and five other produced for children: Baby Road, The White Album, The Four Tots, Peggy Sue with Buddy Holly’s Original Crickets, and Sleepy In Seattle.