Today, Bob Weir appeared as a the featured guest on World Cafe, the radio show on Philadelphia’s WXPN in Philadelphia (also distributed via NPR) where host David Dye presents interviews and performances with today’s essential and emerging artists. While the Grateful Dead guitarist may have long since emerged as an artist to be reckoned with, he is no less essential today than he was 50 years ago, having just released his first solo album in a decade: a collection of cowboy songs called Blue Mountain. 

During the appearance, Weir performs three songs off his new album (“Blue Mountain”, “Lay My Lily Down”, and “Gonesville”) and tells Dye some stories about his days working a teenage ranch hand in Wyoming. Listen to the full segment below:

[via npr]