Bob Weir: New Solo LP 'Blue Mountain' Coming in September, October Tour Announced


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For the first time in a decade, Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir will release an album of new material.
Titled Blue Mountain, the collection will be come out on September 13 via Legcy Recordings.
The press release cites Weir’s “earlier experiences working on a ranch in Wyoming as a teenager” as main inspiration for Blue Mountain, which features collaborations with Josh Ritter (songwriting), Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner (guitars) and Scott Devendorf (bass).
Weir also announced a corresponding Campfire Tour in support of the release.
More about the record:
The album was recorded at a variety of locations on both coasts, including studios in Woodstock, NY and San Rafael, CA over the spring and fall of 2015. A host of fellow musicians appear alongside Weir on Blue Mountain including Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (Lapsteel). Providing backup vocals are The Bandana Splits, comprised of Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes. Kaufman produced the record with engineering by Dan Goodwin.
The track listing:

1. Only A River
2. Cottonwood Lullaby
3. Gonesville
4. Lay My Lily Down
5. Gallop On The Run
6. Whatever Happened To Rose
7. What The Ghost Towns Know
8. Darkest Hour
9. Ki-Yi Bossie
10. Storm Country
11. Blue Mountain
12. One More River To Cross

And Weir’s Campfire Tour schedule:

October 7—Marin County Civic Center—San Rafael, CA
October 8—Fox Theater­—Oakland, CA
October 10—The Wiltern—Los Angeles, CA
October 12—Tower Theatre—Upper Darby, PA
October 14 & 15—Kings Theatre—Brooklyn, NY
October 16—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, NY
October 19—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN



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