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
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REDDIT AND OTHER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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LOGO DESIGNS AND RELATED ARTWORK
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