Bob Weir: 2016
Bob Weir and band at The Kings Theatre (photo by Carmel Holt)
Following The Grateful Dead’s big 50th anniversary last year, 2016 gave Deadheads plenty to be excited about. First came the largest tribute album of its kind - the 60-song compilation, Day of the Dead, curated and produced by members of The National. Then came an even bigger, but not unrelated surprise: a new solo album by Grateful Dead co-founder and frontman, Bob Weir.
His first solo album of original material in over three decades, titled Blue Mountain, arrived this fall, recorded with members of The National and Josh Kaufman, who also produced and shared co-writing duties with Josh Ritter. Bob Weir took his Blue Mountain band out on the road for a special limited run of dates which were dubbed "The Campfire Tour." The tour had a two-night stand at the beautiful Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, which is where this episode of FUV Live takes place.
Listen in as we go backstage to talk with Bob Weir, Josh Kaufman, and members of The National about the project, and hear a couple of live songs from the tour too.