Showcasing Songwriters Since 2011
Loud As Folk is a hub of the west coast songwriting scene focused on highlighting emerging artists with distinct approaches to all genres of American roots music. In the process of bringing these acts together to perform, a beautiful community naturally formed with artists and audience members alike.
Now LAF is a global network of songwriters who collaborate, tour, and record in ever changing combinations. The organization is based in Reno, NV and operated by founder Spike McGuire and VP Greg Gilmore. Their dedication remains to preserving the craft of songwriting, whether it's through your stereo or from the stage.
Loud As Folk began as a monthly songwriter showcase in Reno, NV and expanded into a touring revue that has visited NV, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID and UT. Whether tightly packed in a tiny tavern or in the rich reverb of a cavernous concert hall, the show's format is inherently intimate.
The ever-rotating lineup and spirit of collaboration shared by the performers ensures no two shows are ever alike and an engaging experience night after night. Audiences may witness anything from stripped down solo sets all the way to several artists forming a band that will only exist once.
Sep 9 2021
Loud As Folk//John Underwood//Lindsay Alexis//Bryce D-W//Spike McGuire @ The Lost Church, Santa Rosa
Sep 1 2021
Loud As Folk//Lauren Napier//Vic Ruggiero//Kepi Ghoulie//Spike McGuire @ Valhalla Boathouse Theater, South Lake Tahoe
Apr 10 2021
Oct 24 2020
Oct 24 2020
Mar 5 2020
Feb 13 2020
Santa Rosa: Kevin Carducci//Josh Windmiller//Greg Gilmore//Sally Haggard @ The Lost Church, Santa Rosa
Feb 6 2020
Jan 25 2020
Dec 5 2019
Nov 7 2019
Oct 17 2019
Oct 3 2019
Sep 5 2019
Aug 28 2019
Aug 1 2019
Jul 4 2019
Jun 6 2019
May 2 2019
Limited releases - exclusive recordings - mailed to members.
No shows? No Problem. In 2020 we figured out how to bring our favorite artists directly to your door. Once a month we record an intimate songwriter session at our studio. Then listeners have two weeks to claim a copy. Once the window closes we only manufacture enough to fill the orders. So don't delay, pick up this month's instantly collectable album on CD, cassette, or lathe-cut vinyl today. Better yet, join the club and make sure you never miss a release!