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Weir, Bob / Blue Mountain
Album:Blue Mountain Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Weir, Bob Added:11/2016
Label:Columbia Legacy 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-11-16 Pull Date:2017-01-18 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:22 Jan15 Jan1 Jan11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov
Airplays:1212111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 17, 2017:Waste FM
Ghost Towns
4.Dec 27, 2016:That's Not Bluegrass
Only A River
2.Jan 13, 2017:Road Trip
Ghost Towns, Cottonwood Lullaby
5.Dec 07, 2016:Emergency Crew (For Decca)
Blue Mountain
3.Jan 09, 2017:Everything A to Z week 72
Whatever Happened To Rose
6.Dec 06, 2016:That's Not Bluegrass
Only A River

Album Review
Mike Akatiff
Reviewed 2016-11-15 
Weir, Bob
Blue Mountain 2016 Columbia
No FCC’s
Alt Country.
Ace was part of the new deal with Warners, The GD were inactive in 1975, so Kingfish kept him busy. He had to do those records to survive. Since then, when he does one, I am pretty sure it is out of pure spite and doggedness. The wafting country sounds like it’s been in him awhile, but it is all new stuff, in a dark country mode, songs contrived by Weir with Lyrical assistance from professional songwriter, Josh Ritter, a push from producer Josh Kaufman (winner: The Voice), and lead guitar from contributor, Aaron Dressler (The National). It is a coincidence, I suppose, that Aaron and the Joshes were under 40 years of age while Bob was aged 67 when these sessions took place, prior to the Trey’ful Dead farewell shows of June/ July 2015.
This is an album for his fans to ponder. Will it be his final? As a collection it is consistent: when you hear any minute of any song you will have a totally reliable, solid example of what every song will sound like all the way through. It is the sound that Dylan referred to as being in the next room playing “soft but there is nothing, really nothing to turn off”

Track Listing
1.Only A River 7.Ghost Towns
2.Cottonwood Lullaby 8.Darkest Hour
3.Gonesville 9.Ki-Yi Bossie
4.Lay My Lily Down 10.Storm Country
5.Gallop On The Run 11.Blue Mountain
6.Whatever Happened To Rose 12.One More River To Cross