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A Grateful Dead podcast that started by talking about our experiences now has grown into something else! Weekly episodes highlight musicians, artists, writers, and fellow members of the psychedelic, jam band, festival and Grateful Dead communities. Music lovers and psychonauts expanding our horizons and living the long strange trip.

A Grateful Dead podcast that started by talking about our experiences now has grown into something else! Weekly episodes highlight musicians, artists, writers, and fellow members of the psychedelic, jam band, festival and Grateful Dead communities. Music lovers and psychonauts expanding our horizons and living the long strange trip.
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A Grateful Dead podcast that started by talking about our experiences now has grown into something else! Weekly episodes highlight musicians, artists, writers, and fellow members of the psychedelic, jam band, festival and Grateful Dead communities. Music lovers and psychonauts expanding our horizons and living the long strange trip.

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Episodes

Episode 95 - Going Down The Road With Mile 12

4/24/2019
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Nate from the Contemporary Bluegrass Band 'Mile 12' joins the No Simple Road Crew this week! This conversation was a real blast and we got into the similarities of playing music and meditiation, humanizing tough topics through songwriting, coming to terms with not always feeling up to playing, the place of the spreadsheet in the life of a touring band, and a whole bunch more! Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest...

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 94 - Taking The Trip To Skull & Roses Festival: Part 2

4/21/2019
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Our journey to Skull & Roses Festival continues with some commentary on the festival grounds, an interview with Rafael Salazar from Delta 89, the beginning of a solid trip, hanging out with John Lovero from The Higgs, a heavy talk with Claire from Raven’s Reels Almanac, and interview with Dept. from @trippershollow, story time with Big Steve Parish, some music with Zach Nugent’s Disco Dead, and a soulful and tear inducing ‘We Bid You Goodnight’ by Stu Allen & Mars Hotel! This wraps up our...

Duration:03:38:18

Episode 93 - Taking The Trip To Skull & Roses Festival: Part 1

4/16/2019
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No Simple Road was the ‘Official Podcast of Skull & Roses Festival’ this year and I feel like this did that title justice! Interviews, music, laughter, shenanigans, and more music are here for you. This is an audio documentary of our experience at this historic and incredible festival. At the 01:28:00 mark you’ll find our interview with the one and only Dennis McNally and at the 2:00:00 mark you’ll find a short backstage interview with the legendary Oteil Burbridge followed by a bit of his...

Duration:02:29:13

Episode 93 - Taking The Trip To Skull & Roses Festival

4/15/2019
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No Simple Road was the ‘Official Podcast of Skull & Roses Festival’ this year and I feel like this did that title justice! Interviews, music, laughter, shenanigans, and more music are here for you. This is an audio documentary of our experience at this historic and incredible festival. At the 01:28:00 mark you’ll find our interview with the one and only Dennis McNally and at the 2:00:00 mark you’ll find a short backstage interview with the legendary Oteil Burbridge! There’s more music than I...

Duration:01:28:55

Episode 92 - Growing Up Dead With Cris Jacobs

4/7/2019
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When Cris Jacobs began dreaming about a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, he realized early on he'd have to do things differently this time around. His life had changed drastically since writing those songs: he'd toured extensively and attracted a legion of new, devoted fans; he'd come off the road into a world, with its divisive rhetoric and troubling headlines, he no longer recognized; and, most importantly, he'd gotten married and had his first child. Things...

Duration:01:56:20

Episode 91 - Spontaneously Fucking Shit Up With @Deadbootleg

3/31/2019
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This week’s episode is a testimony to the power of Instagram and creating connection through technology! Dane & Bronwyn, @deadbootleg, hit us up to let us know they were in town and stoped by for a visit to The Porch. We dug into their incredible story of leaving the ‘American Dream’ behind for adventure, the power of following your passions, dealing with depression and suicide prevention, and too many laughs and too much synchronicity. Head over to @deadbootleg on Instagram to check out...

Duration:01:38:04

Episode 90 - Finding Jerry's Middle Finger

3/27/2019
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We caught caught up with the members of Jerry's Middle Finger just a couple weeks before we get to see them at the 3rd annual Skull & Roses Festival! With some of the strongest and most seasoned players and vocalists in the SoCal jam band community on their roster, they have been playing consistently to large audiences all over California, packing venues and getting rave reviews. We had the opportunity to talk about their band's formation, how the feminine energy keeps them in line, creating...

Duration:01:39:37

Episode 89 - Breaking The Barriers With the legendary John Medeski

3/24/2019
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We had the honor of spending some time with John discussing his evolution in music, what it’s like to create utterly improvisational music in, and for, the moment, music as prayers and the sacred nature of sound, the difference between producing music and playing it, his new album with Mad Skillet, and a whole lot more.

Duration:01:57:09

Episode 88 - The Magick of Family With Comedian Duncan Trussell

3/17/2019
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Comedian and fellow podcaster Duncan Trussell returns to The Porch this week! As you can imagine, the conversation took on a life of its own as we discussed Duncan’s Son, childbirth, epigenetic memory, porch-wide orgasm, creating a tax for being kind and love tokens, and what it means to listen with your entire body. We all came away from this conversation feeling high and extremely awake and I know you’ll come away with some new insights into your trip through this mortal coil.

Duration:02:17:05

Episode 87 -Diggin' Deep With Tim Bluhm

3/10/2019
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We spend some time talking with Tim from The Mother Hips about his new solo album “Sorta Surviving’, the accident and how its affected his music and his life, playing at Terrapin Crossroads, coming to grips with one’s mortality, and a whole lot more. This is one of those conversations that’ll make you think. Tim Bluhm began his musical journey while studying at Chico State, where he co-founded the now-iconic Mother Hips, a group the San Francisco Chronicle has hailed as “one of the Bay...

Duration:01:28:02

Episode 86 - Digging Up Our Roots With Cannabis Activist David Adam Kasakove

3/3/2019
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This week’s episode is the product of letting the Freak Flag fly. Cannabis Activist and Psychedelic Warrior David Adam Kasakove joins us to tell his story. We talk about his life growing up with parents who had dropped out, helping to bring Prop. 215 to light in California, the music of The Grateful Dead and its impact on his life, touring with The Band Beyond Description, and a whole ton more! This is one of those times when we collectively realized we were in the presence of one of our...

Duration:01:57:10

Ep 85 - Saving The World With Andy Frasco

2/24/2019
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Andy Frasco of Andy Frasco & The U.N. and Andy Fraso’s World Saving Podcast joins the No Simple Road Crew on The Porch for a morning filled with laughs, unexpected therapy, and creating connection. We talk candidly about addiction & getting it together, making choices based on what we think we’re supposed to do rather than what we want, Andy’s new album ‘Change Of Pace’, and why we are only just now finding out we should have been friends a long time ago. Andy Frasco & the U.N.’s...

Duration:02:03:04

Episode 84 - Gettin' Loved Down at Love You Down: Swimm, Sego, & the Golden Suns

2/17/2019
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This week we’re takin you with us on a trip to L.A to Love You Down! You’ll hang out backstage as we interview Swimm, Sego, and The Golden Suns as well as get to hear some of each band’s set over the two night extravaganza! Love You Down is the brainchild of Swimm and is what happens when you’re parties get too big to be contained. They’ve worked hard over the past 3 years making this bigger, more immersive, and to making sure that those in attendance feel the love. Come along with the NSR...

Duration:02:35:00

Episode 83 - Gettin To The Heart of The Matter With Craig Marshall from Cubensis

2/10/2019
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Guitarist Craig Marshall from Cubensis stops by to talk about his journey into the world of the Grateful Dead and having the music play the band. Since 1987, Los Angeles-based band Cubensis has carried the torch in celebration of one of America’s most beloved touring bands, the Grateful Dead. Cubensis sets out to re-create the Grateful Dead experience by emulating the spirit of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and the rest of the legendary San Francisco jam band. Cubensis plays complete...

Duration:01:53:56

Episode 82 - The Wolfman on The Porch: Brandon Wenerd of BroBible & Wolfman Whiskers

2/3/2019
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This week’s episode is an amazing moment captured in time when Aaron realizes that he’s talking to two of his favorite people in one package! Brandon Wenerd, co-founder of Brobible and creator of Wolfman Whiskers takes us on a journey through his mind and his creative process of discovery. We talk about the inception of helping to create a digital dynasty juggernaut in Brobile and how alchemy and personal grooming came together to manifest Wolfman Whiskers. This is a sweet, happy, fun-loving...

Duration:02:14:27

Episode 81 - Integration, Move Me Brightly: Daniel Shankin of Tam Integration

1/27/2019
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Tam Integration is a simple and sweet community group founded with the intention of offering psychedelic integration events and spiritual support in Marin County and the rest of the bay area and it’s founder, Daniel Shankin, joins us this week on No Simple Road! We started this one as a conversation about Daniel’s journey and soon the whole thing transformed into an impromptu Psychedelic Circle. You’ll get a look at what’s happening behind closed doors at this Circle and many others like it...

Duration:01:46:53

Episode 80 - Our Coffee Gets Heavy: A Morning On The Porch

1/21/2019
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This one wasn’t planned. Sometimes in life the most beautiful things come out of events that we had absolutely no idea were going to occur. Stuff get’s real this morning as Alex and Aaron sit down for some early morning coffee and smoke and quickly realize they needed to be recording what they were discussing. Not long after Ryder joins the mix and drops some heavy stuff on them. This is a live therapy session with the No Simple Road Crew, unedited, raw, unfiltered, and real. We hope you dig...

Duration:01:15:36

Episode 79 - Speaking With The Colonel And The Mermaids: Alex Koford

1/20/2019
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Alex Koford of Colonel and the Mermaids & Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band joins us this week on No Simple Road! We talk about his band Colonel and the Mermaids, growing up on the inside of the Grateful Dead Family, following the fun, the connection between psychedelics and music, how he got the nickname ‘The Colonel’, and a whole bunch more!

Duration:02:07:17

Episode 78 - Some Podcast... To Get To Terrapin: NSR & The Higgs Live from Terrapin Crossroads

1/15/2019
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This is a landmark episode for the No Simple Road Crew! Our first live podcast and it’s from the legendary Terrapin Crossroads with our Brothers The Higgs! The Porch moves to the stage in the bar at TxR as we talk to John, Garrett, David, and Jessie about how they came together as a band, breaking down on the road, manifestation and maintaining a positive attitude, magic doors, what it feels like to be coming up. Stay tuned after the interview for the entire live performance by The Higgs!

Duration:03:18:50

Episode 77 - Under A Bullfrog Moon

1/6/2019
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Barnaby from Bullfrog Moon joins the No Simple Road Crew this week to talk about creating a band that covers the greats like Phish, the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Doors, & The Allman Brothers. This is a hard working tribute band playing the North Carolina Brewery scene and we dig into how family is at the center of all of what they do, the experience of playing the music that makes us shake and groove, the beauty of having the music play the band, and a whole lot more! Another member of...

Duration:02:03:55