Moonalice Reimagines Grateful Dead’s “Attics of My Life”

August 11, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Listen to “Attics of My Life”:

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Today, Bay Area collective Moonalice shares a spirited reimagination of “Attics of My Life.” Led by the T-Sisters vocal trio of Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen, Moonalice puts a soulful spin on the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter-penned Grateful Dead classic. The single arrives during the week that is known to Deadheads as The Days Between, an annual global celebration of Jerry Garcia’s legacy. Moonalice will continue to honor Garcia this month when they perform at The Oakland Athletics Jerry Garcia Night on August 18 and at the second iteration of the Terrapin Presents: Sunday Daydream event on August 27.           

Speaking on the new recording, Rachel Teitjen explains, “The beautiful lyrics and melody of Attics of My Life drew us to this song and it was the first Grateful Dead song the T Sisters recorded back in 2015. We had arranged it a capella but the song soared to new heights when we brought our vocal arrangement to the band and combined our sister harmony with the band’s exceptional musicianship. We hope you enjoy it!”

Comprised of the father-son duo Lester and Dylan Chambers, the T-Sisters vocal trio of Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen, and musicians Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo, Jason Crosby, and Roger McNamee, making music is more than just a career; it’s in their blood.

“Attics of My Life” is one of the many T-Sisters-lead Grateful Dead songs that are part of the Moonalice catalog. Their inimitable, angelic harmonies can also be heard across Moonalice’s renditions of “Uncle John’s Band” and “Brokedown Palace.” Grateful Dead’s music and ethos are essential to the band’s history, and the Dead is almost an extended branch of the Moonalice family tree. Pete Sears collaborated with Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart on his 1988 Watchfire album. Roger MacNamee became an advisor for the Grateful Dead in the mid-90s. Their friendship blossomed and MaNamee ended up playing alongside Bob Weir and Mickey Hart at political benefits for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. John Molo has toured as a part of The Other Ones and Phil Lesh and Friends, Barry Sless has performed with Lesh and Weir’s Wolf Bros, and Jason Crosby has also played with Weir and Lesh.

Moonalice recently partnered with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization focused on global reforestation. Since 2014, the organization has planted over 40 million trees in more than 47 countries across the globe. For every fan that follows Moonalice on Spotify, One Tree Planted will plant one tree.


8/18 | Oakland, CA | Jerry Garcia Night @ Oakland Coliseum
8/27 | Novato, CA | Terrapin Crossroads Presents: Sunday Daydream | Vol. 2 @ Stafford Lake Park
9/1 | San Francisco, CA | The Chapel
9/2 | Felton, CA | Felton Music Hall

Photo credit: Jon Luini


Moonalice is an exuberant Bay Area ten-piece known for delivering a unique brand of psychedelic soul and rock-tinged Americana. With an unparalleled list of collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, the family tree of Moonalice has touched every corner of rock and roll history. Vocalist Lester Chambers co-founded the pioneering ‘60s psychedelic soul group The Chambers Brothers. Bassist Pete Sears was a founding member of Jefferson Starship and played with everyone from Rod Stewart to Jimi Hendrix. Moonalice band members have toured with Bruce Hornsby & the Range, John Fogerty, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, Hot Tuna, Jackson Browne, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jenny Lewis, and many others. Guitarist Roger McNamee was an advisor to the Grateful Dead and U2, and fights against entrenched power in the tech industry. Moonalice’s incredible chemistry shines through in their live performances and the recent release of the Chambers Brothers classic, “Time Has Come Today.” Moonalice also features esteemed members Barry Sless (lead guitar and pedal steel), Jason Crosby (keyboards), Mookie Siegel (keyboards), Grammy winner John Molo (drums), along with the next generation of legends including Lester’s son Dylan Chambers, and Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of acclaimed Americana band the T Sisters. Moonalice has a renegade spirit and an ethos of love, peace, and happiness that permeates everything they do.