190 episodes

More than just a Grateful Dead Podcast, more than a music and culture show, something other than a Deadhead family of cosmic wanderers.... No Simple Road is a weekly podcast highlighting the musicians, authors, artists, comedians, and luminaries of the Jam Band scene, Festival world, Psychedelic community, and beyond! Join us on our long strange trip!

No Simple Road Osiris Media


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    • 5.0, 326 Ratings

More than just a Grateful Dead Podcast, more than a music and culture show, something other than a Deadhead family of cosmic wanderers.... No Simple Road is a weekly podcast highlighting the musicians, authors, artists, comedians, and luminaries of the Jam Band scene, Festival world, Psychedelic community, and beyond! Join us on our long strange trip!

    162 - Finding Your Voice With Russ Lawton

    162 - Finding Your Voice With Russ Lawton

    This week on No Simple Road we welcome Russ Lawton to The Porch! Russ tours and records with a variety of musicians including Phish's Trey Anastasio.Russ also tours with his fellow TAB band-member, Ray Paczkowski in the Vermont Funk duo, Soule Monde and has a new project out with Scott Metzger and Ray Paczkowski called LaMP! We talk with Russ about living better on the road through clean living, how the new project LaMP came together and what it was like releasing it during the pandemic, what it means for a drummer to find their 'voice', and much more.
    Make sure to check out LaMP and all of Russ' amazing work at russlawton.com and find his music streaming everywhere!


    SONG AT THE END OF THE EPSIODE: 'Clipse Dog' off the new album 'LaMP' (Lawton and Metzger, Paczkowski)


    Also, this week you will get a two-for-one episode with an intro with two members of the No Simple Road Family, Jordyn, and Joe, visiting the NSR crew all the way from Ohio!


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    INTRO MUSIC BY AND USED WITH OUR GRATITUDE AND THE PERMISSION OF:


    CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN


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    • 2 hr 15 min
    161 - Into The WildernessWith Michelle Pietrafitta of Banshee Tree

    161 - Into The WildernessWith Michelle Pietrafitta of Banshee Tree

    This week's guest on No Simple Road is Michelle Pietrafitta of Banshee Tree! Banshee Tree, which plays music rooted in classical swing and jazz with funk, rock and jam themes layered in was the stand out band of Northwest String Summit 2019 for the whole NSR crew. Michelle joins us to talk about working on the new album in the midst of a Pandemic, how isolation can move us into doing things we've never done before, having the courage to reinvent how you do things, taking a solo trek into the wilderness, and a ton more!


    Check out Michelle's Instagram @michelle.pietrafitta.drums and for more info on Banshee Tree head over to www.banshee-tree.com


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    INTRO MUSIC BY AND USED WITH OUR GRATITUDE AND THE PERMISSION OF:
    THE HIGGS
    CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN


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    • 2 hr 3 min
    Heads Talking - As Well To Count The Angels...

    Heads Talking - As Well To Count The Angels...

    We're back on The Porch again this week with another Head's Talking. Mel, Apple, and Aaron get into talking about some of the recent's, letters, and emails that have come their way through the show, discuss the depth of the Grateful Dead's lyrics and what 'that thing' means to them, they share their feelings on the responsibility of having a voice in the community, and a whole lot more!
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    • 49 min
    160 - Looking Into The Future With Mojohand

    160 - Looking Into The Future With Mojohand

    Thiss week on No Simple Road we are excited to bring you Mojohand! Mojohand's modern take on Cosmic Americana blends together the Folk, Country, Blues, and Improvisation infused Rock n Roll of the late 60's and early 70's with the Neo-Psychedelic sounds of today!We spend some time with Elijah and Ian hang out with us and talk about their journey into the world of the Grateful Dead via Dead and Company, the magick that drew them wanting to make the music that set them free, how their music has gathered its own scene and festival, the power of community and connection and how the music can sometimes be a byproduct of the people, and a whole lot more!

    Check out Mojohand's Bandcamp for more info.
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    INTRO MUSIC BY AND USED WITH OUR GRATITUDE AND THE PERMISSION OF:
    CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Heads Talking - Just A Little Light

    Heads Talking - Just A Little Light

    Heads Talking is back from a little break this week feeling renewed, refreshed, and a bunch of other 're' words. Aaron, Mel, & Apple are happily broadcasting once again from The Porch after being relegated inside for the winter and get into a discussion about how they are feeling about NSR, the direction of the podcast, and how they personally are feeling at this stage of the game. This is us, getting back to our roots of the show, finding our footing, and letting the NSR Family know where our heads are at (pun intended.

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    • 45 min
    159 - Unlearning What We Have Learned With Dave Schools

    159 - Unlearning What We Have Learned With Dave Schools

    No Simple Road is proud to have the legendary, one and only, Dave School as our guest this week! Dave is the bass player and founding member of Widespread Panic, record producer, songwriter, journalist, and just one hell of a kind human being! In the midst of all that's going on Dave spends some time with the No Simple Road crew talking about his roots, the magic of Col. Bruce Hampton, being home to see his peaches ripen, growing up in The South and how that shaped his world view, how discomfort provides a great space to learn, and so much more!! This is one of those moments in time that will remain a snapshot of where we all are right now and will continue to evolve and change with us when we go back and listen.

    For more info on Widespread Panic: visit widespreadpanic.com

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    INTRO MUSIC BY AND USED WITH OUR GRATITUDE AND THE PERMISSION OF:
    AMENDOLA VS. BLADES

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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

Nodrog92 ,

Long time listener - first time reviewer - big time appreciator

Hey there NSR fam, just wanted to pop in here in late July and leave some love. Got turned on to the show back a couple years ago when I was living in Pittsburgh by my buddy Ernie (thanks web dog) and have been listening ever since. I’m now writing in from North Portland where I’m listening to the most recent ep with my partner in boogying and in life. Listening to this show is a part of our routine, has turned us on to new artists, and has given us a constant in these strange times. Keep up the good work and take time to take care of yourselves, maybe we will catch you at the next CATS show (wonder ballroom 10/17/19 was siiiiick) when the shows come back!

Thanks Again,

Gordon

terrapinmax ,

Simple Pleasures

How have I not heard about this podcast until now? I am so glad my dear friend told me to tune into the Billy Strings episode. Now I am hooked and will be a regular listener!
Thank you for keeping the magic alive during these difficult times:)
Grateful,
Erika (4th grade teacher)

FLmetaljam ,

Love from FL

Been listening to the showFor two years now. One day I typed in Grateful Dead podcast and yours was one of the ones that popped up. Been listening ever since. You guys are a beautiful family and provide me with a great feel good podcast with great guests.I could say a lot more but I’ll keep it pretty short. Thank you Aaron, Apple, Rider and the beautiful Mel. Oh and give Jasper a hug for me.
Love,
Brandon

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