recently announced the release of Blue Mountain
, his first solo album in 10 years, and the first composed of entirely new material in 30 years
. The album, which is comprised of "cowboy songs," features the likes of Josh Ritter, Josh Kaufman, Joe Russo, Scott Devendorf, Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner. Blue Mountain is available for pre-order on CD via Amazon and digitally on iTunes. The album will be released on September 30th via Weir's new label home, Columbia/Legacy. Today, Weir has officially released the first single. "Only A River," via NPR. See below to stream the tune today.
Listen to Bob Weir's new solo single "Only A River" here:
Recorded co-produced by Josh Kaufman in 2015, Blue Mountain features guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, and bassist Scott Devendorf. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter collaborated with Weir on select tracks. Additional contributors on the album include 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).
Weir will support the album with what is being called the Campfire Tour, which includes a total of seven shows. Tickets to each show sold out immediately, as expected. Each ticket order comes with one physical copy of Blue Mountain.
Blue Mountain Track List
1. "Only A River"
2. "Cottonwood Lullaby"
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 Tour Dates:
10/7: San Rafael, CA - Marin County Civic Center
10/8: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre Oakland
10/10: Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
10/12: Upper Darby, PA - The Tower Theatre
10/14-15: Brooklyn, NY - The Kings Theatre
10/16: Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
10/19: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium