Upcoming Concerts

  • Oct 06
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
    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
  • Oct 20
    Iron Works
    Buffalo, NY
  • Oct 22
    Rex Theater
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct 23
    Woodlands Tavern
    Columbus, OH
  • Oct 24
    Martyrs'
    Chicago, IL
  • Oct 30
    Golden Sails Hotel
    Long Beach, CA
Oct 6
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - 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
Oct 20
Iron Works - Buffalo, NY
Oct 22
Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 23
Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
Oct 24
Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
Oct 30
Golden Sails Hotel - Long Beach, CA

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 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 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
    According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...
  • 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 21, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's with Moonalice Big Band, including T Sisters and New Chambers Bros. (Washington)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is the day the Moonalice circus returned to DC after a long time awa...
  • Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is The Day After. It is also the first day of The Days Between the ...
  • 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 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
    According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
  • Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival with T Sisters (Arrington)
    Notes: Chloe Tietjen sang on Ohio and Two Of Us T Sisters sang on Brain Damage > Eclipse
  • Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
    According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
  • Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...
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 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...
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 21, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's with Moonalice Big Band, including T Sisters and New Chambers Bros. (Washington)
According to Moonalice legend, today is the day the Moonalice circus returned to DC after a long time awa...
Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
According to Moonalice legend, today is The Day After. It is also the first day of The Days Between the ...
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 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival with T Sisters (Arrington)
Notes: Chloe Tietjen sang on Ohio and Two Of Us T Sisters sang on Brain Damage > Eclipse
Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...

Nick of Time

Credits Lyrics: 
Roger McNamee

Nick of Time

In the nick of time
You will find your way
In the nick of time
A path from night to day

You’re feeling desperate, you feel you’re alone
Nowhere to turn for help, and nowhere to run

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

In the nick of time
You will find true love
In the nick of time
An angel from above

That desperate feeling moves in to stay
You feel a clock ticking, it won’t go away

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

In the nick of time
You will find me there
In the nick of time
Any time, any where

Your life is a drama, twisted and strange
But you are the author, and the story can change

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

Here's the back story:

Nick of Time is a letter of support to a friend struggling with life changes. It's hard for anyone to be available all the time, but a friend who is there for you in the nick of time is a treasure. The song is deeply optimistic, which reflects my philosophy.

I wrote Nick shortly after the Silicon Valley bubble burst in 2000; the Flying Other Brothers played it, most often connected by a long jam to a song called Devil's Kitchen. Moonalice has played Nick of Time 183 times, beginning at our seventh show (Black River Falls, WI) back in August 2007. We have played several different arrangements, including 3 verses with a jam at the end, 3 verses with the jam after the 2nd verse, and two verses followed by a jam into another song. The song translates particularly well to acoustic performances.

I wrote Nick of Time with a capo at the seventh fret. That allows me to make an A chord using the hand position of a D chord, enabling the notes to ring like a chime as I play the walk down arpeggios that define the song.

Tribe Comments

Ahhh, Nick of Time touches the heart and soul very intimately. Puts goose bumps on this old bear and lets the mind go to a special and happy place. One of my favorites!

ripple's picture

Mahalo for the lyrics and info , and of course the music .
Aloha