Since 2001 Jack Rose has pursued his own path in the solo acoustic guitar genre as invented by John Fahey. Like Fahey, Rose draws his inspiration from early rural American musicians like Charley Patton, Skip James and Blind Blake. In addition to those influences he gleans inspiration from Robbie Basho, Ry Cooder, Zia M. Dagar, La Monte Young, Terry Riley.
From 1995-2006 Rose was a member of the legendary drone / noise / folk group Pelt. Peltóalong with Tower Recordings, UN, Charalambidesówas one of the early groups who forged a new sound that combined free improv, drone, traditional folk music in the early to mid nineties, later coined "weird new america" by The Wire's David Keenan in the early oughts.