For the folks, by the folks

Loud As Folk is a hub of the west coast songwriting scene focused on highlighting emerging artists with unique approaches to all genres of American roots music. The organization is based in Reno, NV operating a full service, private recording studio and presenting a live showcase the first Thursday of every month at Pignic Pub & Patio. Loud As Folk also produces a touring revue that regularly visits California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

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Awards & Mentions - Reno Gazette Journal 

LAF Recordings Takes #9 in Year End Top 20 
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#9 Greg Gilmore - Who Am !? 
"With an acoustic guitar-picking arrangement tastefully augmented by haunting violin and cello, and a voice quavering like Jack White’s, Gilmore evokes the resignation of existence that is rooted in the age-old blues — although this song echoes as if sung from a high mountain, not down in the Delta plains. By the way, Gilmore has placed in this annual roundup more times than any other artist: seven times.'" - Mike Sion, RGJ 

Awards & Mentions - Reno Gazette Journal 

LAF Recordings Take #6 and #17 in Year End Top 20
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#6 Rigorous Proof - AK-47 
"Rigorous Proof recorded this catchy, grooving, prog-rock number for the newly launched Loud As Folk Records in Reno. The strumming guitar riff and warbly, retro keys support singer Johnny Harpo’s restrained but biting attack on a devious ex-lover, with a feel that seems begotten from Steely Dan. Tom Gordon’s judge’s comments: 'Hip arrangement! Good tune and vox.'" - Mike Sion, RGJ

#17 Silver - Black Lipstick 
"Silver is the new rock band fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist Greg Gilmore, whose previous bands, The Kanes and KARMA, scored first and second place, respectively, in the Gazette-Journal’s roundups in 2013 and 2015. Gilmore’s throaty, off-kilter vocals wail this a rocking love letter (with a tip of the bottle to the lyrical device of the Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week”) to a wild lady love. The song is tautly crafted with cranky guitar solos and a classically repeating chorus." - Mike Sion, RGJ

In The News - Reno Gazette Journal 

Reno Music Beat: Loud As Folk Records nabs airplay for local artists
by Mike Sion click here for original article

Loud As Folk Records was not strategically plotted out as a record label. There was no detailed business plan, crowdsourcing campaign or funding pitch made to angel investors. Like so many of the artistic ventures incubating among the restless young creatives in the Biggest Little City, Loud As Folk Records came about organically. Even spontaneously. 

But the little startup endeavor — organized this year by local musicians Spike McGuire and Greg Gilmore after they got home from a regional tour by van — already is building a buzz. 

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On The Radio - 100.1 KTHX 

Week long takeover of "Local's Only"

If you are in the Reno, NV area be sure and tune in to 100.1 KTHX FM every day next week (December 19th-23rd, 2017) at 6am and 6pm to hear the world debut of 5 new singles from the Loud As Folk Recording Studio.

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In The News - KOLO 8 (Reno's ABC affiliate) 

Local songwriter showcase celebrates five years
By Kristen Wood​ click here for original article

Local songwriter showcase "Loud as Folk" celebrates its fifth anniversary with a five day music festival, benefiting a local non-profit, beginning Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. 

Loud as Folk is a monthly event that highlights northern Nevada's music scene while also bringing in headliners from across the region. For the fifth anniversary of the event, a five day songwriter festival is being held at Pignic Pub and Patio. Each day hometown musician will share the stage with headliners from across the region. Different food trucks will also be on scene every night. 

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In The News - Moonshine Ink 

GET OUT & GO: Loud As Folk Monthly Music Series
By Ashley Owen click here for original article

If “loud as folk” is an oxymoron, then Reno’s monthly musical revue of the same name is turning up the volume to redefine folk music and enrich the biggest little music scene. From its humble beginnings in 2011 at the hands of mastermind and musician Spike McGuire, Loud As Folk has evolved into its current form as a monthly showcase of local and touring songwriters with performances in Reno and the West Coast. 

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In The News - KOLO 8 (Reno's ABC affiliate) 

Loud As Folk Songwriters Showcase Has New Home
By Chris Buckley click here for original article

It's a monthly songwriters showcase that started at The Alley in Sparks back in 2011. 

"We've expanded into a touring revue, we've taken Reno songwriters all through California and Oregon," founder Spike McGuire said. "We have people coming in from all over the world to play but the focus is on local musicians."

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