You know that Grateful Dead song "Ripple"? Robert Hunter wrote the words to that. How about "Friend of the Devil"? He wrote the words to that too. Oh, and also "Uncle John's Band," "Scarlet Begonias," "St. Stephen," "China Cat Sunflower," " Casey Jones" and "Truckin'," to name a very small sample of his creative output. The Grateful Dead's primary lyrics man, Hunter hasn't performed much in recent years, but he's coming to the Cap Saturday night to play a whole bunch of songs that he didn't write the music to. But the words, man... the words were all his.
The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY. (914) 937-4126. Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $25-$50. thecapitoltheatre.com