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Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Announces Solo Album, Fall Tour

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Former Grateful Dead guitarist—and current Dead & Company guitarist—Bob Weir has announced a new solo album.

Blue Mountain, which is set for a September 30 release via Columbia/Legacy Recordings, is Weir's first solo album in a decade and his first solo set of entirely new material in 30 years.

It was produced alongside Josh Kaufman and features collaborations with Josh Ritter and instrumental contributions from Aaron and Bryce Dessner of indie-rock band the National.

In addition, Weir announced a brief North American tour that will take him to a handful of theaters this fall. You can check the dates, and Blue Mountain's tracklist, below.

For more information, visit bobweir.net.

Blue Mountain Track List

  • 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"

Bob Weir on Tour:

10-07 San Rafael, CA — Marin County Civic Center
10-08 Oakland, CA — Fox Theater
10-10 Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern
10-12 Upper Darby, PA — Tower Theatre
10-14-15 Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre
10-16 Port Chester, NY — The Capitol Theatre
10-19 Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.