Upcoming Concerts

  • May 19
    Nectar Lounge
    Seattle, WA
  • May 20
    The Get Down
    Portland, OR
  • May 21
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
  • May 28
    BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 03
    Golden Gate Bandshell
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 05
    Redwood Mountain Faire
    Felton, CA
  • Jun 10
    Friday Night Live at the Plaza
    Cloverdale, CA
  • Jun 11
    Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage
    Fairfax, CA
  • Jun 12
    The Hog Farm Hideaway
    Laytonville, CA
  • Jul 08
    Oregon Country Fair
    Eugene, OR
May 19
Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
May 20
The Get Down - Portland, OR
May 21
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
May 28
BottleRock Festival - Allianz Stage - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 3
Golden Gate Bandshell - San Francisco, CA
Jun 5
Redwood Mountain Faire - Felton, CA
Jun 10
Friday Night Live at the Plaza - Cloverdale, CA
Jun 11
Fairfax Festival - Green Park Stage - Fairfax, CA
Jun 12
The Hog Farm Hideaway - Laytonville, CA
Jul 8
Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR

Moonalice News

  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
  • Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
  • Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
  • Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
  • Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
  • Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears
  • Moonalice Plays First Indoor Shows in 2+ Years! With Photos!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
Wonderful TV interview with Lester Chambers!`
Three Great Interviews with Pete Sears!
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Moonalice Artistic Director’s Art Goes Viral in Ukraine
Best Concerts Coming to SF: Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane, John Mayer ... and Moonalice!
Bringing It Backwards: Interview with Pete Sears
Moonalice Plays First Indoor Shows in 2+ Years! With Photos!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
  • Apr 10, 2022 / Skull & Roses Festival (Ventura)
    According to Moonalice legend, this festival has been a long time coming. When last we gathered here, in...
  • Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
  • May 14, 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...
  • Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
  • Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
  • Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
    Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...
  • Apr 30, 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...
  • Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
    According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
  • May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
    Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...
May 7, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
According to Moonalice legend, the good old days have returned to Pacific Grove. It is an opportunity to...
Apr 10, 2022 / Skull & Roses Festival (Ventura)
According to Moonalice legend, this festival has been a long time coming. When last we gathered here, in...
Apr 25, 2022 / Rolling Stone Sessions on Twitch (Rebroadcast) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Rolling Stone invited us to play a livestream on Twitch on a Monday aftern...
May 14, 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...
Apr 23, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
This was an unscheduled show. Wally Ingram tested positive before the Moonalice rehearsal on Thursday, w...
Apr 15, 2022 / Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here for Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend. Easter...
Apr 22, 2022 / 2021 Encore 4/20 Re-broadcast Celebration (Online)
Join us in celebrating the high holidays with this rebro...
Apr 30, 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...
Apr 16, 2022 / Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 (Ukiah)
According to Moonalice legend, we have assembled in anticipation of Easter, a holiday with deep pagan roo...
May 8, 2022 / Good Old Days Festival (Pacific Grove)
Mother’s Day Show According to Moonalice legend, today is Mothers Day! The sun is shining on Pacifi...

Music

VIDEO COMING
Oct 8
Thirsty Ear (5) - Columbus, OH
Oct 6
Little Fox Theater (5) - Redwood City, CA
Oct 5
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA
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
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
Dec 2
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Dec 3
Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
Dec 4
Applegate River Lodge - Applegate, OR
Oct 9, 2008
Sellersville Theater IN SELLERSVILLE, PA
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe played a little known role in saving the Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78. Under the command of noted hemp farmer George Washington, the Army made camp in Valley Forge with hopelessly inadequate supplies and training. As a result, 2,000 soldiers died of disease over the course of a normal Pennsylvania winter. Yet somehow the Army emerged in the spring of 1778 as a first-rate fighting force. How did that happen? History credits Baron Freiderich Wilhelm von Steuben, a Prussian offer who trained the soldiers. What history doesn't properly explain is how Steuben did it. Fortunately, the Moonalice legend fills in the holes in the story.

Steuben was unusual for a European officer in that he understood and worked directly with enlisted men. He understood how to motivate them. He eschewed traditional methods, such as the cat o' nine tails and the firing squad. Instead, he used metaphorical carrots. Actually, the substance underlying the metaphor was hemp. George Washington's hemp.

To reward the troops for a job well done, Steuben initiated a ceremony that the French later named the "feu to joie." The translation is Fire of Joy. The French used it to refer to a parade-ground salute with hundreds of musket shots. Steuben's version used hemp and matches. Whose approach do you think was more effective?

According to Moonalice legend, you can't get there from here. We recommend that you enjoy the herbal products of your choice and then go somewhere else.

According to Moonalice legend, October 9 has been a date with ups and downs. Exactly 1005 years ago, Leif Ericksson first landed in North America. Leif was into Viking entertainment. The local Moonalice tribe was open minded, but chose not to join in. So Leif had a few hits of the local herb and then went home. In 1919, the Black Sox "lost" the World Series, leading to an ugly scandal and a premature end to the career of Joe Jackson, a Moonalice on his mother's side whose refusal to use footwear prevented him from getting a Nike contract. The fact that he left the game in disgrace 50 years before Nike may also have been a factor. The weirdest event of all came in 1992, when a 13-kilogram fragment of the Peekskill meteorite landed in the driveway of a family named K----, destroying their 1980 Chevy Malibu. It could have been worse, the meteor just missed the barn where the K----s were curing their hemp harvest.

In India, today is Vijayadashami. (Vee-jay-a-da-shami), which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. In this country, we will celebrate this on November 5.

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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!

2008-10-09 @ Sellersville Theater