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.
The hometown showcase takes place in Reno the first Thursday of every month at Nevada Museum of Art from 5-7pm and is simultaneously broadcast on 97.7FM KWNK.