Spike McGuire has been a notable member of the songwriters scene since debuting at the Chicago Peace and Freedom Festival in 2008. While in Chicago he also received his B.A. in Theater from Columbia College. After graduating in 2009 he returned west where he quickly became a figurehead of the burgeoning arts and music scene in his hometown, Reno, NV. Spike is the founder of Loud as Folk, a monthly songwriters showcase held in Reno. Since the events 2011 inception, Loud As Folk has expanded into a touring revue and regularly appears in multiple west coast cities with a rotating network of songwriters. Spike has shared the stage with such greats as: Lucero, Jerrod Niemann, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Franz Nicolay (The Hold steady), Kevin Seconds, Kepi Gouhlie, and Willy Tea Taylor. 2015 marked the first time Spike's original songs were committed to vinyl, a success he shared with his band Six Mile Station. Spike McGuire is proudly endorsed by GraphTech Guitar Labs.