Bob Weir Making Album of Cowboy Songs

Although Bob Weir may be done playing with the “core four,” his musical aspirations aren’t over yet. Bob Weir wants to be a cowboy… or at least make songs about them.

He has a new album in the works that will feature an array of different musicians such as Joe Russo, Josh Ritter, Josh Kauffman, and Walter Martin.

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In an interview with Relix magazine, Weir said he wanted to focus on the narrative aspect of the music saying, “we’re going to downplay the emphasis on the playing and play up the emphasis on the storytelling.”

So far, no release date has been announced.

Following the legendary Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead run in Santa Clara and Chicago, Bobby is making several festival appearances this summer. He’ll play alongside Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann with Kreutzmann’s band Billy and the Kids at the Peach Music Festival, and it was just announced that he’ll join Dead bassist Phil Lesh at Lock’n Music Festival in September.