the Official podcast of Northwest string summit!!!

No Simple Road is honored and excited to be a part of this Iconic Music Festival! Plan on coming and spending some time with the NSR Crew and listening to some of the most incredible music around for 4 days in the park-like setting of Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon!


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!

Newest episodes

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Ep 102 - lost ox on the porch

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 their own brand of inventive playfulness to performances, weaving dark, murderous yarns in the same stride as delightfully groovy jive numbers, saturated richly with improvisation and interplay.

photo by Summer Whuerthner

Ep 101 - spending quality time with holly bowling

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 classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style.  After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling has turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation Of A Dream album and the Grateful Dead focused Better Left Unsung (released December 9, 2016 through The Royal Potato Family).  Her instantly compelling playing and unerring ability to successfully collaborate with other musicians in an impressive array of styles has brought her to the attention of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes, and other luminaries who’ve asked Bowling to perform with them.  Already a rising star on the festival circuit, Bowling plans to continue to expand her solo touring, and recently formed a new band Ghost Light with Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang.

For more info on Holly's touring, merch, and music head over to hollybowling.com

photo by Summer Whuerthner


This is a huge milestone episode for No Simple Road! No 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 Around The Sun and how it has come together, and much, much, more!

For Tour news, merch, and info visit: https://www.circlesaroundthesun.com/

We thank all of you for all you've done to change our world and can't wait to bring you 100's more episodes!


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