Backstage with Moonalice San Francisco’s Hippie Psychedelic Band includes, bio, pics & music video’s

No Lies Radio Music – By Teri Perticone – Saturday August 24, 2019

Moonalice is a unique hippie, psychedelic roots jam band still playing live gigs in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s members are all from different bands originating from the Bay area. The band’s main players: Pete Sears, John Molo, Roger McNamee & Barry Sless and vocals by Ann McNamee. Moonalice is an American rock band, formed from previous members of: Flying Other Brothers, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh & Friends, Hot Tuna, The Saturday Night Live Band & Rod Stewart. The band has been touring since May 2007,[1] and has come to the attention of music critics.[2][3] The band is currently made up of four musicians, and led by businessman Roger McNamee.[4] Their eponymous debut album was recorded and released in 2009. They recently released the first of a series of E.P.s named “Daves Way,” featuring mostly new material.

The band has been consistently touring the United States and Canada since 2007[1][5][6] with several tour dates in 2009 featuring Jack Casady. John Molo joined the band in early 2009 and guitarist G. E. Smith left the band after playing his last show with them on December 31, 2009. The band has no plans to replace him.

Current: Roger McNamee aka “Chubby Wombat Moonalice” – bass, guitar, vocals (2007–present)
Pete Sears – bass, keyboards, accordion, vocals (2007–present)
Barry Sless – bass, guitar, pedal steel guitar, vocals (2007–present)
John Molo – drums (2009–present)

Former: Ann McNamee aka “Blue Moonalice” – bass, percussion, vocals (2007–2012)
Jimmy Sanchez – drums (2007–2009)
G. E. Smith – bass, guitars, vocals (2007–2009)

The Economics of Music Today – July 11, 2011.

On August 28, 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the digital logs for the Moonalice song “It’s 4:20 Somewhere”,[7] had been acquired for the Library and Archives.[8] “Libraries and archives collect, preserve and provide access to the materials that best capture important moments and movements in history, regardless of format, and the Moonalice logs help tell the story of music’s digital revolution; specifically the rise of direct-from-artist (DFA) distribution. Moonalice is the first band without a label to achieve one million downloads of a song from its own servers, direct-from-artist. “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over two million times.”


Moonalice “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” Music Video


Moonalice “On the Road Again” Veneta, OR – Oregon Country Fair

Interview with Roger McNamee, Elevation partner and member of the band Moonalice, forecasts the demise of the music industry unless it exploits new technology to sell innovative products to consumers. “This is a moment where people can create something new from whole cloth,” says McNamee.


Turk Street – Vocals by Ann McNamee.


Mr. Spaceman – Point Arena, CA

Video source: www.youtube.com

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