Richard Elloyan


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Greetings fans and friends! As I sit here this morning and work on updating this web page I can say with all honesty I am at a loss with just where to start. So much has happened in the past few months and so much is in the planning stage I am almost overwhelmed. I guess I will start at the back and work my way forward.

Last November, if you recall, we spent a week in New Mexico at the Western Music Association Awards, where my song, THREE DAYS AND FORTY FIRES, was a finalist for song of the year. Although I didn’t win, the opportunity to perform at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque was awesome to say the least. We met a ton of great performers and played our fingers to the bone at the jam sessions. The good news is my song, A FEW MORE ROCKS, was on an album by Bill Barwick…the voice of the Western Channel….that won the album of the year. So that is a victory in itself.

In January we were in Elko at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering where I was joined by my good friend Steve Wade for several shows dedicated to Nevada. To say those shows were a success is a bit of an understatement……more on that later! Anyway, the shows were sellouts and the crowds were fantastic. The Western Folklife Center sold all the CD’s I sent to them. It was a great time and the first time in many years that I have seen 3 am in the morning on purpose. My hat is off to all the staff at the Gathering for the great work they do.

Then, with only two days to un-pack and re-pack, Steve and I were off to Sierra Vista, Arizona for the Cochise County Cowboy Gathering. Again, a great time with record setting crowds at this years event.

So……here is what is coming up. We have shows (meaning Steve Wade and I together) at the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca on March 29th….The Eureka Opera House on April 25th, Genoa Cowboy Poetry Gathering on May 1st and 2nd, and then Pipers Opera House in Virginia City on June 7th. June looks to be a very busy month with performances in Lund, NV. On June 14th, Big Bear, CA. on the 20th and 21st and the Dangberg Ranch in Gardnerville on June 26th. We certainly look forward to seeing you if you can make any of those shows…or all of them if you are the traveling type!

And squeezed somewhere between all those dates I am hoping to begin a new CD of all original material. I have a title song all picked out and ready to go……all I need now is time……..oh yeah…..and money.

Now for some truly amazing news!!! As a result of my performances in Elko this past January I have been asked by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs to play my songs and represent Nevada in … CHINA. It will be a three city tour that includes Beijing……and I am soooooooo…hoping to have a picture with my guitar on The Great Wall. Details are still in the formulation state and I will be sure to update as soon as I know more. A Nevada songwriter in China….who would have thought!

That brings things pretty much up to date. Of course we will be posting all the show dates on this web site so keep coming back to check it out. Thank you so much for coming to the shows and to the great response to the newest CD, COME BACK HOME. It seems we sell out at every show. Hope to see you down the road and please don’t hesitate to come up and say hello. You can also get a frequent dose of my lunacy by liking us on Facebook.

All the best to you. Richard E.


February 28, 2014


Don't forget my song , "Three Days and Forty Fires" (mp3). It made it to 2013 WMA Award nominee list. (Western Music Association)


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My new CD, "Come Back Home" is now for sale! Check it out and order one!


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Steve Wade trains Arabians at a ranch in Washoe Valley (he also plays guitar with me). He has ten days on this horse. The ride is set to "Impossible Blue" from the Rodeo Bones CD. Enjoy!




I have updated by schedule page. (October 20, 2013)


My "Big Nevada Sky" album is BACK! Order one... or two! Remember, Christmas is coming!


My CD, "This Side of the Dirt" is available!


Check some photos taken during my past performances.


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"A singer and songwriter of unique wit and imagination, Richard’s original music and poetry captures the spirit of the west and those that live its lifestyle. Raised in historic mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, Richard grew up fascinated by the stories and characters that helped shape the history on Nevada and California. Surrounded by the Sierras, it’s ranches and mountains are a constant source on inspiration for the images and philosophies of the cowboys and those that are cowboys at heart."                     from   DaytonNVHistory .


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