Bob Weir Plays Solo Acoustic Relix Session
Yesterday afternoon, Bob Weir continued to preview his new solo album, Blue Mountain, in New York, as the guitarist stopped by the Relix offices to play a couple of acoustic tunes, including a song from the upcoming release, which will be available September 30.
Weir previously appeared at an intimate album preview show on Thursday night at New York’s McKittrick Hotel, joined by album producer and guitarist Josh Kaufman. Weir played solo yesterday, however, but once again shared the story of how he fell in love with cowboy songs in the first place.
As Weir says, when he was a 15-year-old in California, he thought it would be “terribly romantic to run away and become a cowboy.” The guitarist made it to Wyoming and took work on a ranch, bunking with several “cowpokes” and singing cowboy standards each night. Since he was the one with the guitar, Weir learned to train his ear to hear the chord changes in the tunes and joined in with the others.
One of those songs he played back in those days made it onto the new album, the title track “Blue Mountain,” a wistful ballad that Weir played solo both on Thursday night and yesterday afternoon. After being asked to play one of his old tunes, Weir immediately obliged with an acoustic “Loose Lucy,” a portion of which can be seen above.
Stay tuned to Relix.com for the full video.