A long time in the works, fans of Bob Weir now have the opportunity to listen to his full new album, Blue Mountain. Due out on September 30th, a full stream has just been released by NPR Music’s First Listen series. You can stream it below:The new album showcases the first batch of original Bob Weir songs in over 30 years, and features a bounty of incredible musicians, including Josh Ritter, The National’s Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner and Scott Devendorf. 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.With the new release, Weir is also hitting the road for an intimate fall tour schedule. Check the full Blue Mountain tracklisting and Bob Weir tour schedule below.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
For safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River and saving the lives of his passengers, the Harvard Foundation will present the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to skillful pilot and airline safety expert Chesley Sullenberger on Nov. 11 at the Memorial Church at 6 p.m.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to Chesley Sullenberger,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “His heroic and humanitarian efforts were exemplary and appreciated by a grateful nation.”The Harvard Foundation honors distinguished guests from throughout the world each year, ranging from heads of state to outstanding international leaders, scholars, athletes, religious leaders, artists, and others whose works and deeds have touched individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, races, and religions. Other past Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award recipients include United Nations Secretary-Generals Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar; President Mary Robinson of Ireland; Nobel laureates Bishop Desmond Tutu, John Hume, and Elie Wiesel; actor and director Denzel Washington; artist R.C. Gorman; actress and AIDS activist Sharon Stone; and the surviving Navajo Code Talkers. The Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award is named for the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, who along with former Harvard President Derek C. Bok, established the Harvard Foundation.A U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Sullenberger served as an instructor and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman, accident investigator, and national technical committee member. Recently receiving the Medal of Valor Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Sullenberger has a decade-long history of technical and academic contributions to the field of aviation safety.