Upcoming Concerts

  • Sep 25
    KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards
    Clearlake Oaks, CA
  • Oct 02
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 04
    Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 06
    KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8)
    Santa Rosa, CA
Sep 25
KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards - Clearlake Oaks, CA
Oct 2
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 22 - San Francisco, CA
Oct 4
Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) - San Francisco, 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)

  • Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
    Given the likelihood of intense rain on Sunday 9/16 in Clearlake Oaks, our friends at KPFZ have decided t...
  • Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
  • 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...
  • Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
  • Aug 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • 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...
  • Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
Given the likelihood of intense rain on Sunday 9/16 in Clearlake Oaks, our friends at KPFZ have decided t...
Aug 6, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Jul 23, 2022 / Love on Haight (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, Haight Street has long been the home of San Francisco’s counterculture. ...
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...
Aug 2, 2022 / SF Giants Jerry Day (Triples Alley Set) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, we are gathered here in Triples Alley after a two-year hiatus. The senior...
Aug 13, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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...
Aug 27, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Sep 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)

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