Full Moonalice Releases Grateful Dead Cover ‘Bird Song’
Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics as a tribute to Janis Joplin shortly after her death with music penned by Jerry Garcia. The Grateful Dead debuted “Bird Song” live on February 19, 1971 and Garcia included the tune on his self-titled debut solo album the following year.
Full Moonalice consists of Barry Sless, Chloe Tietjen, Dylan Chambers, Erika Tietjen, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Lester Chambers, Pete Sears, Rachel Tietjen and Roger McNamee. The band used T Sisters’ arrangement of “Bird Song” for the version featured on their new album.
Watch Full Moonalice’s “Bird Song” video below: