UPDATE II: There’s a Tumblr page devoted to Luke now with a great picture of him and the official obit.
UPDATE: The memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Christ Episcopal Church at 509 Scott. A reception will follow at Revolution until 3 p.m. There’s a Facebook event page.
The Little Rock music community lost one of its most beloved figures earlier this week. Luke Hunsicker died early Monday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 29.
Music fans across the country knew him as the rangy, charismatic bassist in American Princes. He joined the band as it was blossoming from a local favorite to a national touring act signed to North Carolina’s Yep Roc Records.
Followers of the local music scene remember him as one of the area’s most in-demand bassists, who, at one time or another, played as a member of 613 Mob, Big Boots, The Evelyns, Silver Swirly, Sugar and the Raw, Them of Delphi and Under Rues.
And friends and family remember him as a “renaissance man,” someone who “could do a little bit of everything really well,” according to his wife Sydney, a Fort Smith native who he met at an American Princes concert in Chicago and married three years ago.