I knew Hunter off-and-on for 10 years. We were never all that close, but we spent some good times talking over the years. I'd often run into him strolling down South Grand, we'd sit out in front of Mangia or CBGB and chew the fat for a few.
Hunter was a genuine original. He was always searching for new understanding and he wanted to bring everyone with him. If he couldn't take you, he'd make sure you knew the story or play you the song.
A born storyteller, a good person and a great loss.
He will be sorely missed.
Keep him, his family and friends in your thoughts.
Some other comments on Hunter's passing:
Pretty War STL.