the Official podcast of SUMMER MELTDOWN 2019!!!

Stay tuned for a recap and double episode of our trip to the most incredible music festival the State of Washington has ever known!!! Summer Meltdown was exceptional in every single way and we are so stoked to bring all of you there with us through the show! We’re working on unpacking what we recorded and getting it all packaged nicely for all of you to open up and take the trip along with the No Simple Road Crew!

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of the events and interviews we have coming up. If you're in the area or feel like taking a trip come cut a rug with the No Simple Road Crew and meet The Family!

Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit 2019

A worldwide online conference September 19-22, 2019

Celebrating the myth, magic, culture, and science of psilocybin mushrooms.

GO to: www.psilocybinsummit.com/nsr to get your tickets and receive 10% off!!!

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Newest episodes


EP 115 - We Have Melted: Summer Meltdown Part 1

We're back from a much needed break with Part 1 of our recap of Summer Meltdown! This marathon episode is packed with goodness! Jump in the car with us as we head to Darrington Music & Bluegrass Park for the most amazing festival Washington has ever known! We've got interviews and live music from Sara Clarke of Dirty Revival (45:55:00), Nahko Bear (01:29:00), Dirtwire (02:10:00), and finally a campsite interview and music from Portland's own Hillstomp (02:57:00)

If you were lucky enough to be there this year this episode will bring you back to feel the feelings all over again and if you couldn't make it it'll be the next best thing to being there! So, put on your best festival costume, let your freak flag fly, and come along with the No Simple Road Crew as we begin our Melt!

And don't forget to stay tuned for next week's Part 2 where we'll have interviews with Ryan Stasik from Umphrey's McGee, the guys from Spafford, High Step Society, and a live podcast from The Forest Stage of Summer Meltdown complete with tears and Om's!

photo: Jason Charme Photography


Ash Slater from the California Interstellar Cosmic Funk outfit known as  Paracosmic is our guest this week! Paracosmic is a collaborative project of musicians from various parts of California and The United States. The band’s sound can be described as a funk-based improv flow, incorporating rock and blues with a keen taste for the psychedelic soundscape. Forming through the deep seeded dreams of 4 individuals (Travis Soto, Norman Leo Meginley, Ashton Slater, Brandon Cooke), Paracosmic began in 2015 in Los Angeles through mutual friends in the southern California music scene and festival circuits. 

We talk all about Ash's journey into the land of the Grateful Dead, music, marriage, and beyond. This is one of those sweet moments on No Simple Road where connection happens and the vibe just flows.

Check out Paracosmic's new single: 'Toadie' on Spotify and everywhere music streams. For tour dates and news head over to paracosmicfunk.com


No Simple Road Family 

Hey Now No Simple Road Family!!!!! If you've got something you want to hear us talk about on the show or if you want to leave us a trip report, concert recap, or amazing experience story you can leave us a voicemail at the number below. This is all about us coming together and sharing our experiences and ideas... let's hear it fam! 




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