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    Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:56:28

    Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Announces New Solo Album 'Blue Mountain,' Tour -

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    The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has unveiled details of a new solo album containing entirely original material. The album, titled Blue Mountain, is his first solo record in a decade, and his first studio album of entirely new material in thirty years.

    Recorded throughout 2015 at a number of locations, Blue Mountain features a strong contingent from The National, in form of guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, along with bassist Scott Devendorf. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter collaborated with Weir on select tracks. The album is co-produced by Josh Kaufman.

    Weir will also tour in support of his forthcoming album.

    Several other musicians contributed to the record, including Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (lapsteel). Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), The Bandana Splits – comprising Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – sing backup on the album.

    The Grateful Dead founding member has also announced an upcoming fall tour in support of the new material. The Campfire Tour pre-sale tickets will be available on August 9th via his website, and will go on sale to the public on August 12th. Each ticket order comes with one physical copy of Blue Mountain. The tour kicks off October 7th at Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, CA, and wraps at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on October 19th.

    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"

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    08.04.16

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