Come join The Robert Hunter Hoot, Palo Alto, Calif.

Robert Hunter, 78

Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto at the Mitchell Park Community Center is hosting a special music memorial to the life of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who died Monday in San Rafael at age 78.


The free* event will feature singers and strummes of all varieties, from students to recording artists, all showcasing the music of Hunter, the writer of such American classics as “Uncle John’s Band”, “Truckin'” “Friend of The Devil” and more.

Palo Alto was the birthplace of the Grateful Dead in that it was where Jerry Garcia met Bob Weir, behind a music shop, pluckin’ a banjo, on Bryant Street, and also it was where Robert Hunter met Jerry Garcia, according to Neil Genzlinger’s obituary in The New York Times.

Earthwise Productions, which has six shows onsale featuring artists like Molly Tuttle, Tim and Greg of The Mother Hips and Tom Harrell, was founded by lapsed journalist/ad man Mark Weiss, in 1994. Weiss also ghost-wrote the Mayoral Proclamation wherein The City of Palo Alto formally acknowledged that Jerry was a local music teacher before becoming the international figurehead and fount of “the counterculture”.

Musicians will be limited to four songs total, all by Robert Hunter. Participants should register at EventBrite.


Info: (650) 305-0701

*nominal charge of 78 cents plus processing

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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