Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is hitting the road solo next month for a west coast sting of acoustic shows.

The 65-year old left home almost 50 years ago to become a musician. Weir says it was the most natural; thing he could have done. And, it was a little tough leaving home and forgetting about school and not pleasing his parents a whole lot by running off with a rock n' roll band. But by the time they checked out he was bringing home gold records, so they were good with it.