We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to the great Robert Hunter.
penned the lyrics to many beloved Grateful Dead songs over the years including
The Devil," "Truckin'," "China Cat Sunflower," "Box Of Rain" and "Scarlet Begonias."
Hunter and Garcia were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame last week in NYC,
where Robert performed "Ripple."
In September of 2013, before his first tour in a decade started, Robert Hunter was
honored with the lifetime achievement
award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in
Lauderdale introduced Hunter with a stirring speech before Robert accepted the honor.
California native then launched into a performance of "Ripple," marking his return to
stage after more than a decade.
Watch pro-shot footage of the speeches and performance:
[Published on: 6/23/15]