Credit: Chloe WeirHead to and Bob Weir‘s official VEVO YouTube channel to check out “Gonesville,” a song from the Grateful Dead singer/guitarist’s upcoming solo album, Blue Mountain. The rootsy and rollicking ’50-inspired tune is driven by an upbeat acoustic guitar, along with some mournful harmonica, reverb-drenched electric guitar, sparse percussion and gospel-flavored backing vocals.

Speaking about the song in a video posted on his Facebook page, Weir explains, “‘Gonesville’ is sort of a take on kind of a rockabilly tune. I was trying to go back and channel Elvis for that one…for the vocal and for the music as well.”

Thematically, the song seems to find Weir reflecting on his mortality. Bob co-wrote the tune with veteran singer/songwriter Josh Ritter.

As previously reported, Blue Mountain is Weir’s first solo effort in 10 years, and will be released on September 30. In addition to Ritter, the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer collaborated on the record with members of the indie-rock band The National; drummer Joe Russo, who played with Weir and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in Furthur; and three members of Bob’s side band RatDogSteve Kimock, Jay Lane and Robin Sylvester.

Prior to Blue Mountain‘s release, Weir will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards, which takes place September 21 in Nashville. Then, the following day, Bob will participate in a Q&A event and will give an acoustic performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater in Nashville.

Weir will support Blue Mountain with a brief fall U.S. trek dubbed The Campfire Tour, running from an October 7 show in San Rafael, California, through an October 20 gig in Chicago.

Here are all of Weir’s confirmed tour dates:

10/7 — San Rafael, CA, Marin County Civic Center
10/8 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
10/10 — Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
10/12 — Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
10/14 — Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre
10/15 — Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre
10/16 — Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
10/19 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
10/20 — Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theater

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