Rory Cloud is a touring guitarist with Bay Area based Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, signed to Compass Records; a Nashville based roots music label with over 25 years in the industry.
Raised by folk musicians, Rory found a deep connection with music at an early age. At age 11, he joined the school band as a percussionist and continued to study both guitar and drums through High School. In college his focus shifted more towards the guitar, primarily jazz studies.
From ages 20 to 25, Rory spent his time teaching 35 to 40 students weekly, and performing in 8 to 10 bands on both guitar and drums throughout Southern CA. During this time, Rory found himself collaborating with artists in a wide range of styles including; jazz, funk, folk, reggae, rock and hip hop.
In 2010, Rory began to travel and found himself entranced with the touring lifestyle. In 2011 he formed Quiles & Cloud with songwriter Maria Quiles who have since performed over 300 shows in 28 states and counting.