Billy "Nevada" Rose
Billy “Nevada” Rose
Guitar and Vocals
Billy Rose is a singer/songwriter, who has developed his own unique style of acoustic sound steeped in Nevada vacquero tradition, although he seldom strays from his southern roots. It is his foundation built on bluegrass and country roots that led to his achievement of success with a variety of artists including: Waddie Mitchel, Tex Hill, John Mitchum, Lenny Knast and Harold Kimberly to name a few. Billy has an extraordinary ability to make the West come alive through his music and styling. His acoustic persona can be heard on current as well as past CD’s about songs from the high desert. Billy is the host at The Duncan Little Creek Gallery every year during the Elko Poetry Gathering. Billy has also partnered with Doc Quam from the “Comstock Cowboys” on a regular basis over the past 20 years. He is also a regular feature of local guest ranches around the Elko area.
Billy has been an active member of the Cowboy Poets of Idaho and The Western Music Association, and has been nominated two years in a row for “Instrumentalist of the Year” through the WMA Awards in November, 2007. He has been a regular attendee at various Gatherings across the Western United States.
Billy’s music is authentic, not only based on experience but also centered on the stories of real cowboys who have spent years on the back of a horse. Whether it is sitting around a wood stove in the dead of winter in Midas, Nevada or trying to catch a breeze on a hot Texas night Billy will transform silent original stories into authentic melodious works of art audiences enthusiastically embrace.