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.