Robert Hunter

Dark Star Orchestra | McDonald Theatre | 4/19/2014 | Review

Dark Star Orchestra crashed into Eugene’s McDonald Theatre last Saturday night and poured their brilliant light into ashes of moments, shows and tours past. 

They resurrected a spry Dead set from early ’87—April 7, Brendan Byrne Arena (NJ)—that  again moved a crowd of hopeful dreamers and warmed yearning hearts with smiles, smiles, smiles.

Grateful Web Interview with Jesse McReynolds

Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak with legendary bluegrass mandolinist, Jesse McReynolds. Jesse’s use of ‘crosspicking’, known as the ‘McReynolds style’ distinguished his picking from Bill Monroe and others. Jesse is a multiple Grammy award winner and in 1993 he was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. 

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Robert Hunter Interview with Reuters unpublished excerpts

Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter talks about creating songs and performing, remembers Garcia, Dylan, Joplin, and reflects on being a test subject for CIA experiments with psychedelic drugs. This is a full transcript of the interview for Reuters, held Aug. 22, 2013. A link to Reuters story is here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE98F07720130916

Robert Hunter Announces Performance at Town Hall This October

After nearly 10 years, Robert Hunter, the legendary lyricist of the Grateful Dead, is returning to the public stage for a rare eight-city concert tour. Hunter joined the Grateful Dead in the fall of 1967, when he arrived at a rehearsal just in time to write the first verse of the band's classic "Dark Star." Though he'd never play onstage, it was Hunter's work that would elevate their songs from ditties to rich, complete stories set to song.

Grateful Dead Books Launches New Website

Grateful Dead Books LLC (GDB) is consistently rated the best site on Facebook for fans of the Grateful Dead with over 100+ million post views to date. The Facebook website features around the clock discussion and free music offerings from a vast network of sources.

Deadhead Alert: 7 Walkers Coming To World Cafe Live in Philly

7 Walkers return to World Cafe Live Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 24th at 8pm. Tickets start at $24. The former Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann is joined by Papa Mali for an evening of jamming.

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Jesse & Friends Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

Dear Dead Heads:

In 1964, Jerry Garcia and his buddy Sandy Rothman packed up a tape recorder and took off for the American South on a bluegrass pilgrimage. One of the groups they most wanted to see was “Jim and Jesse” (McReynolds), of Dothan, Alabama. They saw them, and they had a ball.

Jim and Jesse went on to legendary status in the bluegrass world with more than 45 years at the Grand Ol’ Opry, Grammys, and membership in any Hall of Fame that means anything to this music.