With Bob Weir‘s Blue Mountain coming out at the end of this month, fans of the Grateful Dead guitarist await patiently to find out what the full-length album of originals will sound like. Following his previous release, “Only A River”, Weir shares a new track, “Gonesville”, from his new cowboy album.You can listen to the song, which premiered on Rolling Stone today, below:“Gonesville” was collaboratively written by Bob Weir and Josh Ritter and will appear on Blue Mountain on September 30th, which marks Weir’s first solo album in over 10 years, and his first batch of songwriting in over 30 years. The record features The National’s Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, and Scott Devendorf as contributors.According to Rolling Stone, the full list of contributing musicians also includes: Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (lapsteel). The Bandana Splits – comprising Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – sing backup on the album.Check out the full tracklist and tour schedule below.Blue Mountain Tracklist1. Only A River2. Cottonwood Lullaby3. Gonesville4. Lay My Lily Down5. Gallop On The Run6. Whatever Happened To Rose7. What The Ghost Towns Know8. Darkest Hour9. Ki-Yi Bossie10. Storm Country11. Blue Mountain12. One More River To CrossBob Weir Tour DatesSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016[via Rolling Stone]
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Awards for national champions in five divisions are new in Champ Pans’ IMCA partnership program for 2015.The Eau Claire, Wis., manufacturer will give $50 product certificates to top 10 place finishers in final national standings for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Those certificates can be applied to purchases from Champ Pans or Champ Brackets, another JR Manufacturing Company.“A Champ pan is really the only choice for IMCA racers, regardless of whether you participate with a claim engine or a crate engine,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “Whether you are building a new engine or repairing an old one, make sure you request a Champ pan from your builder or repair center.”Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.More information about Champ Pans and Champ Brackets products is available by calling 715 834-7748, on Facebook or at the www.champpans.com website.This is Champ Pans’ third year as an IMCA sponsor.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 27) – A few raindrops at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night didn’t stop the weekly racing action. Eric Elliott went home with his first-ever Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win at the track, Donavon Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car class won for the first time in the regular season and Jared VanDeest got win number three in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division.There has been no stopping Eric Stanton in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock class, as he continued his perfect season’s run, winning for the fifth time.Stanton started ninth and had the lead at lap five, keeping it to the finish for the win. He was tailed most of the distance by Jamie Songer, who finished as the runner-up. Gary Pfantz was third, fourth went to Doug McCollough, who had started 10th, and lady racer Leah Wroten completed the top five.VanDeest returned to victory lane, winning the 15-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature. VanDeest started seventh and had to run down early leaders Travis Peterson and then Cory Rose by running his preferred top side of the track. The three drivers battled it out, with VanDeest finally taking the lead at lap 13 and holding it to the finish. Travis Peterson finished second and Johnathan Logue came from 10th starting to finish third. Fourth went to visiting Carter VanDenBerg, who started 12th, and Jake McBirnie came from 16th starting to finish fifth.The 18-lap Stock Car feature found Smith taking the checkers for the first time since winning the Frostbuster back on April 8. He worked his way methodically from 10th starting spot to take over as captain of the ship by lap seven, and keeping it the remaining way for the win. Damon Murty started 11th and tried his best to catch Smith as he was seeking his 200th Stock Car career win but had to settle for second. Michael Jaennette finished third, 12th starter Donovan Nunnikhoven took fourth and Trent Murphy was fifth.Sprinkles began falling during the 20-lap Modified feature, but racing won out over Mother Nature in this one. Several yellows flew and one at lap nine eliminated several cars due to a mishap in turn four. This didn’t deter Elliott, however, as he led all circuits. Jimmy Gustin challenged Elliott in the final laps, but could do no better than second place. Finishing a close third, was Jacob Murray who had won the last two features. Fourth was Racer Hulin and Ronn Lauritzen came from 13th to finish fifth.