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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 104 - Embracing The Face with Brando From Cash or Trade / Gorge 2019 Trip Report

6/16/2019
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A very special DOUBLE EPISODE this week!!!! First we have a super interesting interview with the brains behind the Face Value Ticket Movement, Brando Rich from Cash or Trade. Then, we get into a recap/trip report of last week's Dead & Company shows at The Gorge! We talk to Brando about taking the tickets back into the hands of the real fans, how he and his Brother Dusty decided to create a movement, what the whole scene means, how Phish was the start of something wonderful and a bunch...

Duration:03:15:47

Episode 103 - The Return Of Dennis McNally

6/9/2019
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Author, Historian, and Music Publicist Dennis McNally makes a return to the Porch for a more relaxed and quiet conversation than when we talked at Skull & Roses Festival. We cover topics like his journey through post book depression and where that lead him, why the Grateful Dead and spirituality are so intertwined, in what way Jerry Garcia was a role model for him, keeping needs & wants simple, what it takes to be successful, and much more. Dennis McNally is the former Grateful Dead...

Duration:01:48:56

Episode 102 - Lost Ox On The Porch

6/2/2019
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The guys from the genre-blending Portland, OR-based band, Lost Ox, joined us on The Porch for a conversation around growing up listening to The Dead, their first LSD experience at a show, how being in a band mirrors romantic relationships, realizing that you're playing in the band, and much more! Lost Ox has been cooking up their own all-original mix of prog rock, country Americana and funk since early 2017. Hot off recording their first full-length album, "Wildheart", the band brings...

Duration:02:55:34

Epsiode 101 - Spending Quality Time With Holly Bowling

5/26/2019
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We spend the morning talking with Holly Bowling this week! She took some time out of a well earned break to talk with us about how Ghost Light became a band while hanging out for the very first time, having laser focus inside the jam, being a music nerd, what it means to have some quality down time, climbing the Mt. Everest of transcribing the Tahoe Tweezer jam, and a whole bunch more! Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based...

Duration:02:08:41

Episode 100 - 3/4 Of A Circle Around The Sun With Drummer Mark Levy

5/19/2019
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This is a huge milestone episode for No Simple Road! Not only is Drummer, Mark Levy from Circles Around The Sun our guest, but this is our 100th Episode! We start the show with a walk down memory lane and a bit of commentary on the past 99 trips followed by a 100th-episode-worthy conversation with Mark. We talk about how he balances success and humility, what it means to him to do better and be a better person, allowing energy to flow and the communion with the crowd, the beauty of Circles...

Duration:02:59:30

Episode 99 - Making Moves With The Moves Collective

5/15/2019
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Tim and Josh From The Moves Collective hung out with us for a little mid-week session! We shared some soup and smoke and talked about how their collective has transformed from gypsy-americana into what it is today, teaching through making music, the community surrounding jam music, what it means to be a person who decides to give it their all for the vibe, how pizza is Josh's favorite song, and a bunch more! The Moves Collective are a funk heavy ameridelic jamband based in Ocean Beach,...

Duration:01:32:14

Episode 98 - Shaking It Up With The Shook Twins

5/13/2019
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Katelyn and Laurie of The Shook Twins are our guests this week on No Simple Road! We talk about finding the muse and beginning their musical career, the grind of the road and traveling with a twin, the strength of The Sacred Feminine in sound, what their goal is through their music, being Witches, bringing joy to people, playing at the Oregon Country Fair and Northwest String Summit, and a whole bunch more! Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step...

Duration:01:37:22

Episode 97 - Getting It Together With Dulaney & Company

5/6/2019
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Dulaney and Company is a Soulful, Americana, Rock band from Southern California. They are led by husband and wife Singer/ Songwriter Duo Jerod Dulaney and Malissa Miller-Dulaney and we got to hang out with them for No Simple Road this week!! This is one of those times when the NSR Family gets to meet and have a conversation. We talk all about how they met and how music helped to form the bond that grew into love, Malissa's experience with her first Grateful Dead type show at Skull & Roses...

Duration:02:03:03

Episode 96 - Up High With The Alpine Camp

4/29/2019
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After a full day at Skull & Roses we had the pleasure of hanging out with Joel and Chris from The Alpine Camp at our AirBnB in Ventura. We sat around the kitchen table and talked about going through personal and musical transformations, what improvisation requires, what it feels like to get the feeling out into the music, and a whole bunch more! Hit up their website www.thealpinecamp.com for our news, music downloads, merch, and info and check out the new live album 'Hybrid' on Apple Music...

Duration:02:27:13

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 meditation, 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

4/1/2019
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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 stopped 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. Equally comfortable behind a Steinway grand piano, Hammond organ or any number of vintage keyboards, John Medeski is a highly sought after improviser and band leader whose...

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. SHOW...

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