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.
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.
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.