Robert Hunter

“I considered myself a folksinger, and then we all became bluegrass musicians. When it turned rock and roll, I turned to my typewriter.” - Robert Hunter, The Golden Road, 1984

Jerry Garcia's impact on bluegrass music will be on full display for the next two years at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in Owensboro, Kentucky. The exhibit, called Jerry Garcia: A Bluegrass Journey, opened on March 28, 2024, with a historic weekend of music, panel discussions, documentary screenings, and other festivities honoring the late Garcia's career.

Today, the Grateful Dead have broken the record for most Billboard Top 40 albums of all time, by any act in history. Further cementing the legendary band as one of the world's most treasured musical and social phenomena, Dave's Picks Vol.

The Winter Park and Fraser Colorado Chamber are purveyors of gratitude and fun. Once again, the SolShine concert presented by the Chamber and hosted by Rendezvous Event Center in Downtown Winter Park is now officially in the live music history books. This concert has incredibly special meaning for the residents and out-of-town guests that frequent Winter Park.

Today, Bay Area collective Moonalice shares a spirited reimagination of “Attics of My Life.” Led by the T-Sisters vocal trio of Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen, Moonalice puts a soulful spin on the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter-penned Grateful Dead classic. The single arrives during the week that is known to Deadheads as The Days Between, an annual global celebration of Jerry Garcia’s legacy.

Deadheads and devotees of the Grateful Dead's incomparable music are invited to gather once again in honor of Jerry Garcia during The Days Between. This unique celebration, hosted by the Grateful Dead Channel, spans nine special days from Garcia's birthday on August 1 to the anniversary of his passing on August 9. It's a time to reconnect with the music, the memories, and the community that Garcia's legacy continues to inspire.

In 1973, following the recent passing of founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and the temporary exit of drummer Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead released Wake Of The Flood. As the debut album from their own record label, Grateful Dead Records, the studio LP marked a period of transition, growth, endurance and optimism for the band, introducing a fresh lineup that included new members Keith and Donna Godchaux on keys and vocals.

Andy Falco and Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters have teamed up to honor one of their biggest musical influences, Jerry Garcia, through a collaborative album Falco and Book Play Jerry Garcia available on August 4th via Americana Vibes. Today, they have released their rendition of the fan favorite “New Speedway Boogie” stripping the sound of the Grateful Dead classic down to its core using just acoustic guitar, upright bass, and vocal harmonies to lean into the nuances.

Ari Joshua, together with a brilliant ensemble of musicians, is thrilled to announce the release of their reinterpretation of 'Eyes of the World,' an iconic composition from the legendary duo, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. This fresh rendition arrives hot on the heels of the much-buzzed-about Dead and Company farewell tour, giving fans another avenue to celebrate the music that's touched millions.

On this day, we at Grateful Web commemorate the birth of an extraordinary figure, Robert Hunter, the maestro of lyrical mastery who gave the Grateful Dead its voice, its soul, and a place in the chronicles of American folk and rock music. Today, we take a moment to reflect on his immense contributions, as we honor the man who painted vivid canvases of musical artistry with his words.

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