Upcoming Concerts

  • Oct 06
    KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8)
    Santa Rosa, 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)

  • Oct 6, 2022 / KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) (Santa Rosa)
    According to Moonalice legend, this gig was supposed to happen a month ago, but climate change had other ...
  • Oct 4, 2022 / Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Harlem Culture Festival of 1969 was an event with human impact when it...
  • Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
    According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...
  • 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)
  • Aug 13, 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...
Oct 6, 2022 / KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) (Santa Rosa)
According to Moonalice legend, this gig was supposed to happen a month ago, but climate change had other ...
Oct 4, 2022 / Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the Harlem Culture Festival of 1969 was an event with human impact when it...
Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...
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)
Aug 13, 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...

Music

VIDEO COMING
Oct 4
Band Joe & The Whyte Laydie (Warren Hellman & Moonalice 5) @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 8 - San Francisco, CA
Oct 3
142 Throckmorton Theatre (5) - Mill Valley, CA
Sep 19
The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Sep 19
FM 105.9 WTMT The Mountain! - Asheville, NC
Sep 18
Toad's Place - Richmond, VA
Sep 13
Earthdance - Evening - Laytonville, CA
Sep 13
Earthdance - Morning - Laytonville, CA
Sep 12
Eugene Celebration - Eugene, OR
Sep 7
The Pour House - Charleston, SC
Sep 6
40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
Oct 6
Little Fox Theater (5) - Redwood City, CA
Oct 8
Thirsty Ear (5) - Columbus, OH
Oct 9
Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
Oct 10
Narrow Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
Oct 11
New York Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair - Hancock, NY
Oct 14
Slim's - 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Francisco, CA
Oct 24
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Oct 25
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Nov 28
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Nov 29
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Oct 5, 2008
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the origins of the place we call San Francisco are shrouded in mystery. You know that an English guy built the first settlement outside the Mission. He called it Yerba Buena. Yerba Buena means Good Herb. Have you ever wondered why he called it that? More important, have you ever wondered why anyone would get rid of a great name like Yerba Buena?

History books don't say, so we consulted the Moonalice legend. The Moonalice tribe first settled here at least 2,000 years ago. The area provided a fantastic environment both for the tribe's agricultural clan, the hippies, and for its nomadic clan of musicians, the bands. Since the dawn of time, Moonalice hippies have farmed the land, but their specialty has always been that most American of crops, hemp. From way back, the tribe demonstrated its sophistication, producing special hemps for rope, for fabric, for paper, and for entertainment. And then the Europeans arrived. Before long, real estate prices shot up and the tribe was forced to move to Mendocino and Humboldt. They left behind the hills, but took their Yerba Buena with them. The rest, as they say, is legend.

According to Moonalice legend, October 5 did not happen in the year 1582 in Spain, Portugal, Poland, and Italy. The day got lost in the switch to the Gregorian calendar. We celebrated by taking the rest of the day off.

In recognition of the economic crisis, Big Steve proposed a new benefit for Moonalice fans: a dental plan. Big Steve is offering five years of dental coverage to any Moonalice fan. There is only one catch: the service is only available from Big Steve himself. We note that Big Steve never went to dental school and he offers only two services: extractions and "modifications". However, he does use Sears Craftsman tools - the power drill is his favorite - and he promises to wash his hands at least once a day.

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Click the "I was there!" link above to mark your attendance for this show. If video archive is available, click "Launch Video" on the left the watch and add the show to your Couch Tour!

2008-10-05 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass