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Published: 2014/07/26

Robert Hunter Closes City Winery Run with Grateful Dead Classics

Longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter closed down his three night run at New York’s City Winery on Wednesday night. Hunter delivered a number of Grateful Dead classics including the first live performance of “Attics of My Life” as well as the Dead’s version of “Touch of Grey” instead of his own original version. Partway through the show, he also surprised the crowd by playing most of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”

The guitarist was also heavy on the banter that evening as he finished his third show in three nights. Hunter walked the crowd through the stories behind “Sugaree” as well as “Touch of Grey,” among others. The encore of “Ripple” would serve as the only repeat over the three nights as he remarked that no show would be complete without the tune.

Hunter will return to City Winery on August 2.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

mulebyrd July 26, 2014, 17:35:19


carolinaphil July 27, 2014, 09:07:37

What a talented and class man. Sure wish he would help write some lyrics for Widespread Panic and Phish. That would take those guys to next level. (in my opinion)

Doug R. July 27, 2014, 15:07:51

How can you write “closes with Grateful Dead songs”? HE wrote them FOR & WITH The GD? Just curious is all…..

peachhead July 27, 2014, 22:49:20

I get the lyrics for Phish comparison, but that was never their focus anyway. As for Widespread, they have some fantastic lyrics already

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