Band: Bob Weir & the Campfire Band
Date: Wednesday, April 19, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $40-$98, available at Saenger box office and through Ticketmaster
Two years ago the Grateful Dead, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary bands, bid farewell to its legion of dedicated fans. Deadheads continue to get their live musical fix through the surviving members, including vocalist/guitarist Bob Weir, who is bringing songs from his latest release, “Blue Mountain,” to the Jewel on Joachim.
Judging from the music on the new release, this recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award has provided Deadheads with an excellent addition to the Grateful Dead’s already extensive legacy. Weir uses each track on “Blue Mountain” to wrap his listeners in a warm embrace.
The album is also a beautiful demonstration of musical honesty, both lyrically and instrumentally. From the Grateful Dead to his band RatDog, “Blue Mountain” offers a perfect mix of Weir’s musical career with its collection of undeniably Americana tracks that portray him as a modern-day cowpoke troubadour.
In addition to his live show, Weir is also giving concert-goers a little lagniappe of his own. Every ticket order will include a downloadable copy of “Blue Mountain.” This show also features a “special fan experience,” with an autographed vinyl copy of “Blue Mountain,” premium seating and concert merchandise.