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Light Side Of The Moonalice - An Acoustic Adventure
Release date: 2.24.23
Label: Nettwerk Records
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For Bay-area psychedelic soul collective Moonalice, making music is more than just a career; it’s in their blood. It’s family. The 10-piece group includes the father-son duo Lester and Dylan Chambers, the T-Sisters vocal trio of Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen, and a band of musicians that have performed together for long enough to call each other brothers: Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo, Jason Crosby, and Roger McNamee.
What started as an idea between acclaimed producer T Bone Burnett and co-founder McNamee has blossomed into a euphoric community that operates in the spirit of the San Francisco psychedelic era with songs that bridge generations. Since its inception in 2007, Moonalice has grown and evolved, spreading its message of love, peace, and happiness, winning fans and followers along the way.
On back-to-back EPs, Full Moonalice Vol. 1 & 2 (2022), and an acoustic album, Light Side of the Moonalice (2023), the band pays homage to their roots, with stirring renditions of soulful classics (“Time Has Come Today,” “People Get Ready”) alongside brand-new original works (“Love Me Today,” “Woo Woo”) - winning the acclaim of Rolling Stone, Relix, American Songwriter, Ultimate Classic Rock, Goldmine Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and more.
In the Fall of 2022, Moonalice began working on their latest project adding another member to the family, Nashville songwriter, and producer Dylan Altman. Bringing new energy to the group, Altman helps tell the story of the Chambers Brothers' founder and musical legend, Lester Chambers. “Old & Proud” is a tribute to the spirit of the older generation through Chambers’ experience finding a life in rock & roll, going from the Jim Crow South of the 1940s to the top of the Billboard charts during the psychedelic 1960s.
Moonalice’s new release not only chronicles the benefits of experience that come with age but highlights the voices of the future. “Born to Be Ready” and “Can You Feel It?” see Lester’s son Dylan follow in his father’s footsteps. Born into a life of rock & roll, Dylan embraces the role he has been filling since he first appeared on stage with his dad and The Chambers Brothers in 1989 during a performance of “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.”
Dylan recalls: “When I was three or four years old, I started jumping on stage with [Lester]. When I saw the lights come on and the sea of people, I knew it was something I definitely wanted to do.”
Lester adds: “If you could’ve seen his expression. It said, ‘Wow, this is something I want to do forever.’ There are no words to express it. It brought tears to my eyes.”
Another part of Moonalice’s new generation is the T-Sisters. Since joining the band, Rachel, Chloe, and Erika have infused the group with inimitable, angelic harmonies. They’ve become fan favorites for their unique renditions of Grateful Dead songs like “Uncle John’s Band,” “Brokedown Palace,” and “Attics of My Life,” the Robert Hunter-penned tune that reflects on adulthood and the ritual of succeeding generations. The T’s find a way to balance their lives as musicians and activists with the lifelong job of motherhood. It’s not easy, but they do it with style and grace.
If anything, the new music sees the family tree of Moonalice extend its branches even further, ushering in an exciting new era. Their ongoing message of love, peace, and happiness extends from the past to the present and into the future.
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