Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
It's hard to think of a more beloved figure in the Little Rock arts world than Luke Hunsicker, who passed away this year at age 29, after a long battle with brain cancer. 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 an arts polymath, who drew, sculpted, sewed and cut hair. His name will live on in the newly established Luke Hunsicker Memorial Scholarship for a graduating Parkview senior who wants to study art or music.