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In honor of acclaimed Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter’s birthday today, here’s a look at his unreleased late-70s album ‘Alligator Moon.’
Watch the first installment in our bonus series of covers honoring the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary.
We celebrate the birthday of performer and Grateful Dead lyricist by sharing his first performance in over a decade.
Watch the Grateful Dead lyricist perform with his band at the Capitol Theatre in 1978.
Robert Hunter shares a number of fascintating tidbits including “Touch Of Grey’s” connection to cocaine in a new interview.
Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in June.
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About Robert Hunter
Robert Hunter is best known as a non-performing lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is also a recording artist in his own right, a poet, and a translator. Hunter began contributing lyrics to the Dead at the invitation of his friend, Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, as of the group’s third album, Aoxomoxoa, in 1969. Since then, he wrote some of the Dead’s most memorable words, including “Truckin'” (“What a long, strange trip it’s been”) and the 1987 comeback hit “Touch of Grey.” Hunter began recording solo albums on the Dead’s record label in 1974 and continued sporadically since.
JamBase will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special show featuring The Camp Harry All-Stars, Big Light and Ron Artis II & The Truth at San Francisco’s The Chapel.
Young guitar prodigy Taz Niederauer was joined by P-Funk’s Eric McFadden and Dead & Co.’s Oteil Burbridge on Monday night.
The Flaming Lips will hit the road with The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Particle Kid for a 12-show summer tour.
Phish will soon release an official recording of their November 11, 1998 show at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan via LivePhish.
Episode 35 of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features a double dose of “Tour Stories” segments after “The Rundown.” Zach Gill tells tales of a wild “BBQ” at an ALO show, meeting the president and jamming with Eddie Vedder, while Son Volt’s Jay Farrar recalls a pair of weird incidents during his time on the road.