Upcoming Concerts

  • Jan 24
    Point San Pablo Harbor
    Richmond, CA
  • Jan 25
    Terrapin Crossroads
    San Rafael, CA
  • Jan 26
    Felton Music Hall
    Felton, CA
  • Feb 22
    Brooklyn Bowl
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Mar 19
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Mar 20
    Mystic Theatre
    Petaluma, CA
  • Apr 05
    Skull & Roses
    Ventura, CA
  • May 24
    Bottlerock Music Festival (May 22-24)
    Napa, CA
Jan 24
Point San Pablo Harbor - Richmond, CA
Jan 25
Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
Jan 26
Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Feb 22
Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Mar 19
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Mar 20
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Apr 5
Skull & Roses - Ventura, CA
May 24
Bottlerock Music Festival (May 22-24) - Napa, CA

Moonalice News

  • Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
  • Thank you for an amazing year!
  • Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
  • Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
  • Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
  • Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
Thank you for an amazing year!
Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
    Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
  • Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
    Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
  • Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
  • Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
    Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
  • Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
  • Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
    Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree
  • Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
  • Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
    Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
  • Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
    Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree
Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...

Constellation Rag

Credits: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Lyrics: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Music: 
Roger McNamee

Constellation Rag

Wash your hands in my finger bowl, Baby, then let your pinkies dry
I’ll let you hold my fuzzy peaches, if you’ll let me taste your pie
You may hold my peaches, Baby, you may drive my car
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

You can take all my money, Honey you gotta take me as well
I wouldn’t how to live without you, but then you never can tell
You still stir my sugar, Baby, you still lick my jar
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

I will clean your chimney, Baby, when you need your ashes hauled
I’ll unclog your carburetor, when your car has stalled
You may try to leave, but you won’t get too far
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

I know we’ll grow old together, two sweet peas in a pod
Lovey dovey senior citizens may strike some as odd
I will do whatever you ask, I’ll follow you to Mars
‘Cuz in my constellation, Baby, you know you’re the brightest star!

Performers: 
Roger McNamee

I'm pretty sure I wrote it on the same vacation as Tell Me It's Okay. It was a good week. :-) Back in 1999-2001, the Flying Other Brothers had an annual one-week band camp with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Pete Sears, and GE Smith. Jorma, Jack, and Pete were 3/5ths of Hot Tuna and GE had recently left Saturday Night Live. Hot Tuna's recording of Hesitation Blues was one of the songs that made me want to play guitar, and those three weeks were life changing. Before our third band camp, I wrote Constellation Rag as an homage to Jorma and Jack. I borrowed licks and cliché lyrics from a dozen ragtime blues songs and assembled them into Constellation Rag. The music was tricky, but the lyrics took only an hour. My personal touch was to make Constellation a ragtime love song, rather than a blues. At that time, I could not finger pick, so I learned it with a flatpick, which took longer than I would have liked. One of my greatest thrills occurred a couple years later when the FOB Four quartet (Pete, Barry, Ann, Roger) played the song at Jorma's Fur Peace Ranch concert hall, with Jack on bass. A few years later, Jack joined us in the formation of Moonalice.

In the early days of Moonalice, we didn't play many songs written for the FOBs. That changed at a Jewels in the Square gig, when we played Tell Me It's Okay just for the fun of it. Playing the song was a blast, and the audience loved it. After that, we tested other songs: Happy Endings, Nick of Time, Silver Lining, and Constellation Rag. All of them were reborn in Moonalice.

Roger McNamee