Drinkwater Floyd & The Dirty Texas Outlaw Band

Drinkwater Floyd & The Dirty Texas Outlaw Band


Some artists play for the money. Some play for the fame and attention. Some play for the girls. Some play for the free liquor. Some play because they simply are not good at anything else. Drinkwater plays for all of those reasons AND because he loves music and enjoys playing music for people.


Ralph Drinkwater Floyd (1973-Present), or RD as he is known to those close to him, is an American Entertainer, Recording Artist, and Singer / Songwriter from Cut & Shoot, Texas. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, a small rural mountain community that borders Chattanooga, TN to a Welsh-Irish carpenter "Jack of all trades" and a French-Canadian / Iroquois nurse and school teacher. He grew up in Shepherd, Texas where he graduated Shepherd High School in 1991. He joined the military in 1992. From 1992 to 2003 he lived in Illinois, California, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana and before finally returning home to Shepherd, TX.

Drinkwater began playing guitar at the age of seven and began writing songs as a teenager. From the beginning Drinkwater knew he had a talent for story telling and poetry, adding music to the fray came naturally. His songs are a refreshing alternative to today's "cookie cutter" songs that are coming out of the Nashville Song Machine. His music is comprised of a little bit country, a little bit folk-rock, a whole lotta Texas and other fine Southern music. Though you will hear some tunes that highlight his travels to California, Chicago, New York and other places.

Drinkwater's voice is reminiscent of an earlier era, it is big and bold and sweet and rough. There is an honesty to his music that comes across just as clearly as his big Texas smile and modest disposition. A big fan of Texas Country and Southern Rock, Drinkwater draws on many of his influences and combines bits and pieces of each in his performance and songwriting.

Drinkwater's debut album will be finished in Fall of 2007. It is aptly titled "Drinkwater Floyd ~ Half Lies & Partial Truths". You can catch Drinkwater performing at Premiere Texas Music Venues and Listening Rooms such as:

Della K's ~ Shepherd Texas
The Mucky Duck ~ Houston Texas
Dosie Doe ~ The Woodland's Texas
Corner Pub ~ Conroe Texas
Tut's Bar ~ Conroe Texas
The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe ~ Galveston Texas
Cosmos Cafe ~ The Heights Texas
The Magnolia Diner ~ Magnolia Texas


Debut Album:
Half Lies & Partial Truths

Set List

Set lists vary by performance. Each set typically consists of ten to twelve songs that are usually a blend of cover songs and originals, depending on the venue. The number of sets also varies depending on the venue.

In a way it is the way it was
Bad habits are hard to break
Comfortable Simplicity
Wade In The Water
Didn't See Nothing At All
Bathtub Gin
Down At The Factory
Fourteen Dollars
Black Label
I ain't in love with you no more

She Talks To Angels - The Black Crowes
Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson / Ray Charles
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - The Georgia Satellites
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
Midnight Rider - Willie Nelson
Third Rate Romance - Sammy Kershaw
You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce
Brother Jukebox - Mark Chestnut
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Sitting On The Dock of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stuck In The Middle With You - Three Dog Night
Brown Eyed Girl