Upcoming Concerts

  • May 28
    BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 03
    Golden Gate Bandshell
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 04
    Odd Fellows Hall
    Auburn, CA
  • Jun 05
    Redwood Mountain Faire
    Felton, CA
  • Jun 10
    Friday Night Live at the Plaza
    Cloverdale, CA
  • Jun 11
    Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage
    Fairfax, CA
  • Jun 12
    The Hog Farm Hideaway
    Laytonville, CA
  • Jul 08
    Oregon Country Fair
    Eugene, OR
  • Jul 09
    Oregon Country Fair
    Eugene, OR
  • Jul 20
    "Music in the Park" at Truckee River Park Amphitheater
    Truckee, CA
May 28
BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 3
Golden Gate Bandshell - San Francisco, CA
Jun 4
Odd Fellows Hall - Auburn, CA
Jun 5
Redwood Mountain Faire - Felton, CA
Jun 10
Friday Night Live at the Plaza - Cloverdale, CA
Jun 11
Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage - Fairfax, CA
Jun 12
The Hog Farm Hideaway - Laytonville, CA
Jul 8
Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR
Jul 9
Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR
Jul 20
"Music in the Park" at Truckee River Park Amphitheater - Truckee, CA

Moonalice News

  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
  • Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
  • Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
  • Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
  • Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
  • Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
  • May 21, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
  • May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
  • May 14, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
  • May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...
  • Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
  • Apr 30, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
    Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...
Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
May 21, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
May 14, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...
Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
Apr 30, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...

Fair to Even Odds

Credits: 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter. Music: Pete Sears

Verse 1
How long, Jack, till we get to Singapore?
How long, Joe, did we sign on for?
Better keep bailing while the rain pours down
The day crews sleeping and the night crews drowned

Verse 2
Caught at the border running forty-fives
A shot in the back could mean goodbye
You know I’ve been shot before
And I didn't lay down and die, no

Verse 3
Lie around and clench my teeth
Until my jaws are sore
Maybe give up cigarettes
Till my lungs don't hurt no more

Verse 4
Shot in the back and drawing flies
Flat on my belly with bloodshot eyes
This is the life I love the best
Devil be welcome to the rest

Chorus
Fair to even odds, I wager
Fair to even odds, I give
Fair to even I recover
Fair to even odds I live

Solo Verses

Verse 5
Just how far is this day risen?
Move my head so I can see
Hear the hot sweet winds of heaven
Thick and red as blood to me

Verse 6
I can hear the hangman's hornpipe
Blowing high and low and strong
Fare to even odds, dear Annie
Play no sweeter when I'm gone

Chorus
Fair to even odds, I wager
Fair to even odds, I lay
If we make it till the sunrise
We can make it through the day

Performers: 
Pete Sears

Bob wrote the lyrics for "Fair To Even Odds" about the same time as he wrote "Friend of the Devil" with Jerry. He had no music for it and years later I realized the words almost perfectly matched some music I'd written. I called him up and we collaborated on the song for my solo album, "The Long Haul" in 2000.