Richard Elloyan is a singer, songwriter and poet of unique with and imagination. He was raised in the historic mining town of Virginia City, Nevada. Richard has been a featured performer at some of the major Western Music and Poetry festivals in the country including Santa Clarita, Colorado Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, National Cowboy Festival, Elko, Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Genoa Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, Big Bear and many others. Richard has written songs for Lacy J. Dalton, Curly Musgrave & Belinda Gail, Prickly Pair, Ken Overcast, Bill Barwick and Dave Stamey. Richard has recently released his 6th CD, This Side of Dirt.