Nick Gerlach of The Cultet and Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast – Real Talk

This week on No Simple Road we’re stoked to welcome Nick Gerlach back! Nick is the co-host of Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, saxophonist, trivia master, and one hell of a professional conversationalist! Nick just released his new EP with his band The Cultet entitled ‘Concrete Lullaby’ out now!

Nick shares with us about the process of creating new musical projects that defy genre conventions. From forming an organ trio with Tommy Sugar and Neil Evans to recording tracks like the grunge-inspired “Waltzing into the Abyss,” we share the highs and lows of producing original music, the thrill of performing at iconic venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the odd rise of the jam band scene. We’ve got some personal stories, hilarious nickname origins, and a reflection on the evolving landscape of live music and entertainment.

We answer some very important questions with Nick like… Can a venue change the way we experience live music forever? Yes, we’re talking about The Sphere, the groundbreaking venue revolutionizing live performances. We pit the dazzling visuals of recent Phish and Dead & Company shows against each other, debate the influence of social media on concert experiences, and share a laugh over the logistical chaos of phone-locking at a Dave Chappelle show. Imagine the same system at a Grateful Dead event—pandemonium! Is the Sphere is setting new standards for live entertainment, making every show an unforgettable spectacle?

Nick even is so kind to Trivia Master the three of us toward the end of the episode!

Make sure to check out The Cultet’s new EP ‘Concrete Lullaby’ streaming everywhere and check Nick out on Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast! And make sure to head to Nick’s website www.nicholasgerlachscult.org

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