Upcoming Concerts

  • Sep 25
    KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards
    Clearlake Oaks, CA
  • Oct 02
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 04
    Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 06
    KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8)
    Santa Rosa, CA
Sep 25
KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards - Clearlake Oaks, CA
Oct 2
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22 - San Francisco, CA
Oct 4
Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) - San Francisco, CA
Oct 6
KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) - Santa Rosa, CA

Moonalice News

  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
  • PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
  • Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
  • Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
  • 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!
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
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!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
  • Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
    Given the likelihood of intense rain on Sunday 9/16 in Clearlake Oaks, our friends at KPFZ have decided t...
  • Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
  • Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
  • Aug 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 11, 2022 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
    According to Moonalice legend, hurricanes seldom occur in the Pacific Ocean and almost never reach Califo...
  • Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
Given the likelihood of intense rain on Sunday 9/16 in Clearlake Oaks, our friends at KPFZ have decided t...
Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
Aug 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 11, 2022 / June Lake Jam Fest (June Lake)
According to Moonalice legend, hurricanes seldom occur in the Pacific Ocean and almost never reach Califo...
Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)

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.