Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bob Weir

Artist:  C
Birth Name:  Robert Hall Parber
Born:  October 16, 1947.  San Francisco, California, USA
Genre:  Psychedelic Rock, Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Bob Weir is an American Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist, best known as a founding member of The Grateful Dead.  After The Grateful Dead disbanded in 1995, he performed with The Other Ones, later known as The Dead, together with other former members of The Grateful Dead.  He also played with several other bands, including Kingfish, The Bob Weir Band, Bobby And The Midnites, Scaring The Children, RatDog and Furthur, co-led by former Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh.  In 2015, he and along with former Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, joined with Grammy-winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company, and continued to tour with Dead & Company in 2016.

Title:  Blue Mountain  (2016)
Genre:  Psychedelic Rock, Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock
Label:  Columbia Records/Legacy
Rating:   *****


 1.  Only A River  (5:28)
 2.  Cottonwood Lullaby  (3:40)
 3.  Gonesville  (4:09)
 4.  Lay May Lily Down  (3:57)
 5.  Gallop On The Run  (4:35)
 6.  Whatever Happened To Rose  (4:19)
 7.  Ghost Towns  (4:55)
 8.  Darkest Hour  (3:24)
 9.  Ki-Yi Bossie   (4:46)
10. Storm Country  (4:31)
11. Blue Mountain  (3:54)
12. One More River To Gross  (4:05)


Bob Weir:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

The Bandana Splits:

Lauren Balthrop:  Vocals
Dawn Landes:  Vocals
Annie Nero:  Vocals

Rob Burger:  Hammond Organ, Orcheston, Omnichord, Vibraphone, Accordion
Sam Cohen:  Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Aaron Dessner:  Electric Guitar, High Strung Guitar, Bowed Guitar
Bryce Dessner:  Electric Guitar
Scott Devendorf:  Bass, Vocals
Conrad Doucette:  Tambourine, Vocals

Ramblin' Jack Elliott & The Ramblin' Jackenacle Choir:  Vocals, Yodels, Hollers
Dan Goodwin:  Vocals
Josh Kaufman:  Electric & Acoustic & Nylon String & High Strung & Baritone Guitars, Pedal Steel, Electric Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Casio, Synths, Organ, Farfisa Organ, Organ Bass, Drums, Vocals
Steve Kimock:  Lap Steel
Jay Lane:  Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Nate Martinez:  Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Shruti Box, Vocals
Annie Nero:   Vocals
Ray Rizzo:  Drums, Percussion, Harmonica, Shruti Box, Vocals
Joe Russo:  Drums, Percussion
Jon Shaw:  Upright Bass, Piano, Vocals
Robin Sylvester:  Bass, Upright Bass, Hammond Organ, Vocals

Blue Mountain is the third solo studio album by Bob Weir, was released on September 30, 2016 by Columbia Records/Legacy.  The album is the first album of entirely new music in over 30 years, includes "Only A River", "Gonesville" and "Lay My Lily Down".

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