this kid is a freakin genious!
if you never seen him solo, GO!!!!
This wonderful studio album [MOONALICE} starts off with "Bleeding Of Love" penned by Ann McNamee with her fine,smooth,soulful voice pleading for relief from false feelings and untrue expressions of love on the run.
The powerful pounding heartbeat of James Sanchez'drums, and Jack Casady' powerful bass pulsate throughout this debut masterpiece!
Ann'vocals are stunning as well on her other compositions on this album which include "Dance Into The Lightning", "This Changes Everything", and "Listen To Those Eyes".
"Bleeding Of Love" flows perfectly into another of Ann' songs "Unspoken Words" sung by Pete Sears of love distroyed by false feelings and words left unsaid, "The heavy weight of unspoken words keeps us apart".
A melencoly song by Roger McNamee of one sided love follows that all of our hearts have cried for as not to be true but having to accept as a reality to be haunted by for evermore. And in his head she said, "I'm Glad You Think So".
This is one of my favorite songs by Roger.
Roger and Ann have been together longer than musical partners in the "Flying Other Brothers" along with pete, Barry, and GE along with others was the tree branch which "MOONALICE" grew from.
Roger and Ann are a happily married proud couple who met at a "Jerry Garcia Band" show they were enjoying in the 80'as many of the rest of us have come together at as well. Thank you Jerry!!
This bond is strong in their writings together as evidenced in the powerful tune of how quickly situations can change with lives turned upside down in the "Blink Of An Eye".
The beautiful guitar and pedal steel guitar melodys flow wonderfully through these stories played by Barry Sless in the style only he can create.
"Eileen Aroon" is a classic Irish ballad recorded by the Claney Brothers in 1961 with a newer version being performed during the 1988-89 tours by Bob Dylan' Band with the great guitar player GE Smith who' own arraingment is included here which he sings adding his outstanding classic guitar sound to make it his own.
"I Ain't Ever Satisfied" by Steve Earle is also performed here in GE Smith' own unique vocal style and makes this reviewer very satisfied indeed!
"Dusty Streets Of Cairo" is GE' original composition on this release and one of it's strongest selections with GE" guitar and Barry' pedal steel dancing beautifully togethor.
"Kick It Open" is a rocking infectious tune by keyboardist extrodinare Pete Sears who sings the songs lyrics written by his wife Jeannette who as a team have composed songs in their long history including many of Jefferson Starship’s hits including Stranger, Awakening,Save Your Love, and Winds of Change just to name a few.
Pete Sears was also part of the early "Rod Stewart" albums as well as playing with just about every musician and band from the San Francisco Bay Area' musical royality at one time or another over the years.
If you love tender, true, genuine, from the heart music then "MOONALICE" is for you!
A band of fine musicians and legends in music.
Because we all know "It's all about the music"!!!!
That's the Moonalice Tribes motto so join the tribe and start being "Satisfied".
Moonalice posts it's live shows for free on their websites for us all to enjoy:
So if you like what you hear support the band, buy their album, join the tribe, and come to shows and tell them how awesome they are.
Ann & Roger McNamee (Flying Other Brothers)
Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart)
Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band), , and Jim Sanchez (Dr. John, Boz Scaggs)
GE Smith (Saturday Night Live, Bob Dylan),
Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna),
Review by Dennis Koessel
now aka "Greeney52Moonalice"
Come see The JFP (Jason Ferguson Project) at CJ Wellington's 30 New Hyde Park Rd after the show. Start at 11PM. Playing the music of the Jerry Garcia Bands (from Merle to Nicky to Keith to...Melvin).
So the Dead go west after May 2nd!! Looking for a Dead show the following weekend for only $15 in advance $20 @ the door? KIC Productions presents Melvin Seals & JGB SATURDAY 5-9-09 @ ZPak Live Home of Va Brew Co. We are at the Northern most part of VA 15 min from MD & WV. Come catch JGB yes the real JGB (- Jerry of course). Get more details @ www.myspace.com/zeropak or www.ZEROPAKLIVE.com
Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.
Imagine Woodstock. crowded with people, flags waving in the air, psychedelic hippie mentality reigns over love peace and understanding. A roar of music comes from the stage with guitar feedback, tight, deep drum grooves and the growl of a thundering bass.
That's the music of TRIO (The.Rhythm.Is.Odd)
*Reckoning is a Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman's (and more) cover band. They rock!!!! Serious talent and a real good time. They are the reason I ever went to see The Dead in the first place. I know, backasswards.
*Movement has 4 members, 2 of them are also from Reckoning. This is their original works. They call it Jam Rock.
Two other members of Reckoning also have original bands to display their original tunes,...
One is called *The point, and one is called *KGB.
While i'm at it....out of Boston....
*Ryan Montbleau Band. Check them out wherever you live!!!!! They travel lots!!! Dead lots, festi lots and bar lots. Lots of lots.
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The DeFelice Brothers, from upstate NY, are an earthy roots rock type band who really capture that upstate vibe: take a listen to "Rockefeller Drug Law Blues."
And one that goes a but further afield is O.A.R. I went to a concert a few summers ago, and absolutely enjoyed it. I may have been the oldest guy there, but I could still feel the connection they have with their crowd, and they played some pretty inspired jams.
Grateful Greetings to ALL.
My buddy April told me about this site. Nice!
I wanted to share the gift of this very special Canadian Artist and his MUSIC with you:
I don't know if anybody on the board recalls BIG WRECK, (Ian's first project, whole band is amazing) but if you are able to get your hands on either of the two albums these are superb.
"In Loving Memory Of"
"The Pleasure & The Greed"
The new album Tiny Pictures will be out on Feb. 10 (w/ Artwork by none other than
Pink Floyd legend Storm Thorgerson as well. I am diggin' the new single cover art for Ian's new single Make Believe, really cool vibes on that for the travelers.)
Ian is a multi~instrumentalist, composer and vocalist of another caliber entirely.
His guitar prowess is out of this world.
There is so much appreciation for GREAT SONG within this community I hope
you don't mind a kindred share...
drop.io/thornleyfans (contains some incredible unreleased tracks)
myspace.com/thornicus (please check this one out, great track...great bio)
(and please feel free to jump on the Thornley message boards as well.
here's the unofficial site hosted by some very sweet, cool beings in Canada...
Thanks everybody. Look forward to your feedback and truly hope you enjoy!
this band is experimental and cool. plus it is george harrison's son
This guy is just simply amazing. I saw him at Summer Hookah in 08 and damn he melted my face! If anyone here is really into guitar then def check him out. I would have to rate him one of the best guitar players who ever walked this earth!