Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 02
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Jul 08
    Oregon Country Fair
    Veneta, OR
  • Jul 09
    Oregon Country Fair
    Veneta, OR
  • Jul 16
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Jul 20
    "Music in the Park" at Truckee River Park Amphitheater
    Truckee, CA
  • Jul 21
    Moraga Commons Park
    Moraga, CA
  • Jul 23
    Love on Haight
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 06
    Salmon Fest
    Ninilchik, AK
  • Aug 07
    Salmon Fest
    Ninilchik, AK
  • Sep 08
    KRSH Backyard Concert
    Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 2
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Jul 8
Oregon Country Fair - Veneta, OR
Jul 9
Oregon Country Fair - Veneta, OR
Jul 16
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Jul 20
"Music in the Park" at Truckee River Park Amphitheater - Truckee, CA
Jul 21
Moraga Commons Park - Moraga, CA
Jul 23
Love on Haight - San Francisco, CA
Aug 6
Salmon Fest - Ninilchik, AK
Aug 7
Salmon Fest - Ninilchik, AK
Sep 8
KRSH Backyard Concert - Santa Rosa, CA

Moonalice News

  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • 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!
  • Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
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!
Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jun 12, 2022 / The Hog Farm Hideaway (Laytonville)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here today to celebrate two of the best things about Ameri...
  • Jun 3, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, it’s 4:20 somewhere. Always. We knew the phrase applied to the time of...
  • Jun 18, 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...
  • Jun 20, 2022 / Re-broadcast: The Hog Farm Hideaway (Laytonville)
    According to Moonalice Legend, bandwidth was in short supply for this show...
  • Jun 11, 2022 / Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage (Fairfax)
    Due to poor internet connectivity at the venue, this show will be broadcast 6/19 at 4:20pm
  • Jun 19, 2022 / Re-Broadcast: Fairfax Festival (Fairfax)
    Due to poor internet connectivity at the venue, view »
  • Jun 5, 2022 / Redwood Mountain Faire (Felton)
    According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Felton falls mainly in the winter months. You may be wondering...
  • Jun 10, 2022 / Friday Night Live at the Plaza (Cloverdale)
    According to Moonalice legend, the town of Cloverdale was incorporated in 1872 when the San Francisco and...
  • Jun 4, 2022 / Crooked Lane Brewery (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, this band has gotten into time travel … and we are taking all of you wit...
  • Jun 25, 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...
Jun 12, 2022 / The Hog Farm Hideaway (Laytonville)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here today to celebrate two of the best things about Ameri...
Jun 3, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, it’s 4:20 somewhere. Always. We knew the phrase applied to the time of...
Jun 18, 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...
Jun 20, 2022 / Re-broadcast: The Hog Farm Hideaway (Laytonville)
According to Moonalice Legend, bandwidth was in short supply for this show...
Jun 11, 2022 / Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage (Fairfax)
Due to poor internet connectivity at the venue, this show will be broadcast 6/19 at 4:20pm
Jun 19, 2022 / Re-Broadcast: Fairfax Festival (Fairfax)
Due to poor internet connectivity at the venue, view »
Jun 5, 2022 / Redwood Mountain Faire (Felton)
According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Felton falls mainly in the winter months. You may be wondering...
Jun 10, 2022 / Friday Night Live at the Plaza (Cloverdale)
According to Moonalice legend, the town of Cloverdale was incorporated in 1872 when the San Francisco and...
Jun 4, 2022 / Crooked Lane Brewery (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, this band has gotten into time travel … and we are taking all of you wit...
Jun 25, 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...

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