Loud as Folk returns to Carson City on Saturday showcasing singer/songwriters with a different spin to this show. Hosted by the Brewery Arts Center, the show is set to take place at The Change Companies Stage. LAF is known for their intimate performances, usually indoors. Host Spike McGuire said he tailored this show to work well for outdoors. This LAF will bring a party to the outdoor stage, McGuire said. “It’ll do a good job of marrying the traditional Loud As Folk shows with the outdoor Loud As Folk feel.” There have been outdoor LAF shows, and this will be one of the bigger shows they’ve done. It will help get LAF into bigger venues and more outdoor summer events, McGuire said. The show features performances by The Sam Chase Trio, the Rainbow Girls, Rachael McElhiney and McGuire. The last LAF show in Carson City took place on Jan. 25, 2020, in the BAC’s Performance Hall. McGuire said he’s excited for this lineup. The Sam Chase Trio recently released a record through the Loud as Folk Vol. 4, which is part of the LAF subscription released monthly. He also said he’s happy he was able to get the Rainbow Girls. “They’re a very successful band and really on the rise,” he said. McGuire said The Sam Chase Trio and Rainbow Girls were perfect for this event. He said these bands give the Loud as Folk feel, but also work great on the big stage. LAF brings a spirit of collaboration. It claims that no two shows are ever alike, and the audience may witness anything from stripped down solo sets all the way to several artists forming a band that will only exist once. McGuire said Saturday will be no different. He plans to play some songs with McElhiney. The Rainbow Girls and The Sam Chase Trio are both from the Bay area and have played many shows together. “I always strive for artists who have existing relationships out of what we’re doing,” McGuire said. “Some of the most magical moments over the years are surprise collaborations between artists that you’ll never see again.” LOUD AS FOLK Loud As Folk is celebrating 10 years in 2021. Based in Reno, it’s a multi-media showcase of songwriters who are dedicated to preserving and expanding the grand tradition of American roots music. Each month an artist is invited to record an exclusive session which is then made available on CD, cassette, vinyl, and digital. McGuire expanded the showcase into a touring revue that has visited several states. McGuire said future Loud As Folk shows include the Boathouse Theatre at Valhalla Tahoe on Sept. 1, and they’re working with the Nevada Museum of Arts for something in November. Find out more at https://www.loudasfolk.com..
IF YOU GO WHAT: Loud As Folk WHERE: The Change Companies Stage, 449 West King St. at the Brewery Arts Center WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31 MORE INFO: breweryarts.org