Psychedelic roots-rock quintet Moonalice will add special guests T Sisters and The New Chambers Brothers to their band lineup for their ongoing fall tour.
T Sisters and The New Chamber Brothers will join Moonalice onstage throughout their 18-date nationwide tour in October and November. The San Francisco-based outfit—comprised of John Molo (drums, vocals), Barry Sless (lead guitar, bass), Roger McNamee (rhythm guitar, vocals, bass), Pete Sears (bass, keys, guitar, vocals), and Big Steve Parish (Jerry Garcia Band co-founder, storyteller)—will also be supporting several performances with Melvin Seals & JGB and Cubensis.
“The Sisters and Brother tour began with backstage conversations at the Summer Solstice concert in Golden Gate Park. Everyone thought it would be fun for Moonalice to back the psychedelic soul of The New Chambers Brothers and the sassy harmonies of the T Sisters,” McNamee said. “The first show was like magic. Then came LOCKN’, and we realized that Moonalice Sisters and Brothers was a new thing for the jam scene. We already planning for 2020.”
The T Sisters are distinguished by their close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism. The trio, comprised of blood sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen, has created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music that flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies.
“Joining the Moonalice tribe has been a wonderful and unexpected opportunity for us T’s. It’s such an honor to play with this all-star band and we are really proud of the show we’ve created together. We’ve got great chemistry on and off stage which has made the whole experience very enjoyable and fulfilling and I think it really translates to the audience,” the T Sisters said.
The New Chambers Brothers are led by Lester Chambers, lead singer of the 1960s soul-rock group The Chambers Brothers. They were well-known for their 1968 hit, “Time Has Come Today”. Lester leads The New Chambers Brothers along with his son, Dylan Chambers. Together, the two combine the sounds and roots of soul, funk and that electrifying original Chambers energy to the stage.
“This is the greatest opportunity I have ever had and I am so fortunate to be able to share my musical soul with so many amazing, talented musicians. The T-Sisters are angels, Pete, John, Barry, Jason, and Roger are legends and I’m honored to rock and roll with em’. The crew is the greatest team a band can have,” shares Dylan Chambers.
Lester Chambers adds, “I’ve always heard of a ‘second time around’ and this is my time! Thank you Roger and thank you Moonalice and crew for giving me this chance!”
Since 2007, Moonalice has been doing things their way, inventing ‘Twittercast concerts’, broadcasting live in HD every night they are on the road, and immediately archiving each set for download at moonalice.com. Their single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere”, has made its way onto millions of fans’ playlists and has racked up over 6 million downloads, while their dedication to the art community stays prevalent with an original art poster created by a different artist for each show, which is then given to each attendee and uploaded to view here.
Moonalice – “Time Has Come Today”
During their extended, freeform jams, Moonalice moves as a cohesive unit, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience and laced with the latest and greatest technology in music’s digital evolution. For a full list of tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.
Moonalice Tour Dates
10.23.19 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH %
10.24.19 Martyrs’ – Chicago, IL
10.30.19 Golden Sails Hotel – Long Beach, CA ^
10.31.19 Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA ^
11.01.19 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA ^
11.02.19 Discovery Ventura – Ventura, CO ^
11.03.19 Westlake Village Inn – Westlake Village, CA
11.08.19 HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA
11.09.19 The Odd Fellows Hall – Auburn, CA #
11.15.19 Fernwood Resort at Big Sur, CA
11.16.19 Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA *
11.17.19 Chapel in San Francisco, CA
% supporting Melvin Seals & JGB
# supporting Poor Man’s Whiskey
^ with Cubensis
* with Magic In The Other