Bruce Hornsby will moderate a panel at next year’s SXSW on his longtime association with the Grateful Dead. In the panel “Dead-By Association,” Hornsby will discuss how his longtime affiliation with the Grateful Dead has taken him from Top 10 hits to a range of rural festivals in just 20 short years. “It’s every hit songwriters dream to be called Vince Welnick’s backup keyboardist,” Hornsby said in a statement. “Who needs areas and Billboard hits when you can sustain your career on sit ins with The Trippin Tailgater.” Hornsby’s fellow panelists include: Jackie Greene, Branford Marsalis, Chris Robinson and the members of The National. Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tompson is also slated to moderate SXSW panel focused on his trademark Phish t-shirt called “One Shirt Tour: Dry Cleaning Bills and Fishman’s Dresses.”