Bill Nershi affectionately called "the Nersh" (born September 16, 1961 in New York) is a founding member and acoustic guitarist in The String Cheese Incident, an American jamband from Boulder, Colorado and also for Honkytonk Homeslice with his wife Jilian. Nershi has written a good number of String Cheese Incident's staple songs and often provides vocals. He is married to Jilian Nershi with two daughters and resides in Nederland, Colorado. It was announced in November 2006 that Nershi currently plans to leave SCI in the summer of 2007. Nershi's love of the Minnesota Wild hockey team is well documented. His season tickets are located at center ice of the XCEL Energy Center.
Billy Nershi has currently started a new project with Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon. They are currently doing some massive bluegrass picking with Chris Pandolfi on banjo and Tyler Grant on bass. The Emmitt Nershi Band played several shows the fall of 2007 mostly in Colorado and Illinois.