Upcoming Concerts

  • Aug 20
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Aug 21
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Sep 07
    Pioneer Park
    Nevada City, CA
  • Sep 08
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 16
    Ardmore Music Hall
    Ardmore, PA
  • Oct 17
    Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre
    Port Chester, NY
  • Oct 18
    Drom
    New York, NY
  • Oct 19
    The Stone Pony
    Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 20
118 North - Wayne, PA
Aug 21
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Sep 7
Pioneer Park - Nevada City, CA
Sep 8
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Oct 16
Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Oct 17
Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Oct 18
Drom - New York, NY
Oct 19
The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

Moonalice News

  • 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!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
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!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...
  • Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
  • Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...
  • Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
  • Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
  • Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
  • Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
  • Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
  • Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
  • Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
    According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...
Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...
Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...
Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...

Joker's Lie

Credits Lyrics: 
Pete Sears. B.M.I.

JOKER’S LIE Words and Music Pete Sears B.M.I.

For one week and a day you lay as your life hung by a thread
Unconscious to this earthly plane as she waited by your bed
You later said you found this place that shook you to the core
And you never want to go back to that dark and distant shore

(Where) and the reaper waited patiently as you knocked at deaths old door
While you felt the grip of fear inside as you never have before

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Perhaps it was the Morphine's grip that crawled inside your brain
As the joker sneered and lied to you said you'll never laugh again
Metallic shades of cobalt blue dark angels cold as rain
Trapped inside the devils lie and you tried to flee in vain

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Solo: Verse: Chorus:

But it was a lie I know you to be a man who’s lived life well
You've done more good than harm for all and for you there’ll be no hell
And you've lent a helping hand to those who for no fault of their own
Have felt the fickle hand of fate flay them open to the bone

But your souls at peace of that I'm sure and there will be no pain
And you'll never go back to that dark shore to that terrible place again

Performers: 
Pete Sears

About an intense conversation I had with my old friend, Jerry Garcia.