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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 and 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.

Floyd was interviewed at Phantom Productions' studio for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.  In the course of the interview we learned that Asleep At The Wheel recorded demos at Golden State Recording Studios in San Francisco.  Our museum has an Ampex 200A reel to reel tape recorder that originally belonged to Capitol Records and subsequently to Leo De Gar Kulka "The Baron" who was the owner of Golden State.  The museum also owns Golden State Studios' Ampex 300 reel tape recorder.

Floyd Domino promo photo

Early photo of Asleep At The Wheel

Early Asleep At The Wheel band

Ray Benson Floyd Domino with Bob Wills

Ray and Floyd with Bob Wills

Early Asleep At The Wheel bus Early Asleep At The Wheel bus
Early Asleep At The Wheel bus

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