Warren Floyd discovered America August 1, 1952 in a Texas farmhouse he helped his father build. By the age of twelve he was playing piano, guitar and saxophone, and singing in the church choir. Extra-curricular activities at North Texas State University included joining in on back stage jams with John Denver and Helen Reddy, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at concerts he co-produced for the school.

In 1973 he began working with bands in Texas and Louisiana and he moved to Colorado in 1979. In the early '80's Warren spent a few months each year touring with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chick Corea and The Little River Band working on the production crews as stage manager and lighting director.

6th grade 1964 High School Sr. 1970
Jammin' on the bus w/ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1980

Red Rocks 1982
His work with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band led to performances with them in Anchorage, Alaska and at Michael Martin Murphey's West Fest, plus numerous concerts with John McEuen, including The Rocky Mountain Opry shows at Red Rocks featuring Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Donovan, Doc Watson, David Bromberg, The Bellamy Brothers, Steve Goodman, Asleep at the Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, John Hartford, Leo Kottke, Mason Williams and others; and opening for The Marshall Tucker Band. Other shows include concerts with Kenny Rankin, Russell Smith (The Amazing Rhythm Aces) and Eric Burdon (The Animals / War).

From 1984-1986 Warren was co-producer of Cominatcha Live, the local cable television series which featured local and national artists. From 1986-1988 he was the operations manager of The Boulder Folk and Bluegrass Festival which featured local, national and international acts.

In 1992 Warren performed for ten days in Hong Kong at The American Food Fair, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hong Kong 1992

Eric & Warren 1994
In addition to his solo work, Warren performed for over 27 years with Eric Baker who died in 2004. They released their Tired & Decaffeinated album in 1991. Warren & Eric opened concerts for Dave Mason, The Beat Farmers, Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield / Poco / Loggins & Messina), The Mavericks, Eric Burdon (The Animals / War), Richie Havens, John McEuen & Jimmy Ibbotson (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Poco and were joined on stage by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Richie Furay (founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco).

Warren, a former high school graduate (Our Lady of The Homecoming Queen), also plays bass, harmonica, kazoo, accordion, autoharp, washboard, ukulele and various implements of percussion.

Warren enjoys hiking, back packing, photography and spending time in his recording studio. Outside interests include fund raising projects to increase public awareness of the need to prohibit the senseless abuse brought on by the capture and training of parakeets as birds of prey.

Eric & Warren w/ Richie Furay 2001

Save the Attackkeet!
w/ John McEuen 2004

© 2004 Warren Floyd