Posts Tagged ‘arkansas’

Our departure party

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Had a blast with you guys and will definitely miss you! See you out West!

Kenley Throgmartin, Nathan Houser & Myself

Jessi Perrin & Abram w/Keys & Muddy Waters

Daniel Craig & Matt Anders plotting their escape to the touring world

could you describe it in one word?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Booking booking Booking

SXSW (too many bands to recall names…:()

RYAT SXSW

SUPER HAPPY FUN LAND ROSEANNE

SUPER HAPPY FUN LAND KITTENS

After missing our show at the River they begged us to come play their living room. So the next morning we played a few swell tunes. Then they made us this! Sweet hearts!

Azi & Gavin

ST. Louis, MO

Mount Rushmore, SD

Our Home

R2D2 Mailbox in Santa Fe, NM

Swans

Window Shopping in Santa Fe, NM

Longhorns in NM

I took this photo moments before trying to save a fallen windmill and nearly being knocked out by the flying blades. Luckily I survived with a bit of a scratch, a tetanus shot and a headache.

Securing the up top gear. oh the desert WIND!

The Gorge in NM. The winds were blowing about 55 miles an hour, it was tough to walk out on the bridge, but worth it!

Dawn gathering water in Taos, NM

Sedona, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

The inside dash of Yusef’s Honda in Phoenix, beautiful work

Tin Can Alehouse

Mr. Holslin

San Diego

Zoe, the cuddliest dog

Abram’s first tattoo

by Mauricio Martinez of Gypsy Chrome Tattoos in Vegas

Vegas & Abram

No more flash!

Highway 101

SF Botanical Gardens

Redwood Forest. Arcata,CA

Under a mustang in Salem, OR.

Flail about

Makes me smile every time.

Abram at the bridge in Corvallis, OR.

The way it wanted.

Sammy’s basement in Corvallis. This is quite a dream room. a small space, wrapped in blankets, tucked into a corner of the basement. This tiny space holds a bed some shelves and the coziest feelings

Breakfast in Sarah’s lovely home.

A side street dingo encounter.

Abram making contact with the International Space Station, his call sign is now on the ISS log. AMAZING!

Sarah’s birthday battle.

Our camp site in the MT> Hood National Forest. just feet away from the mystery grave. We were here for days and never encountered anyone. Though we did hear quite a few fireworks echoing through the mountains on Cinco De Mayo

Our trusty home in the mountains, on the road, in the desert.

While camping in MT. Hood National Forest, we came across this grave. It was under branches from a decaying tree. I tried googling the names to no avail. So here it is, the mystery grave site in the national forest. As we slept I imagined them watching over us keeping us safe from bears. really, I did…

My amazing Aunt Judy….

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Aunt Judy & Cara photo by Uncle Bill Walton

I have been thinking about how I would write this since I heard of this heartbreak early monday morning. Nothing seems to be good enough, isn’t that what they always say? . I had been on tour for 10 days, and was feeling pretty accomplished, when I woke to 5 missed calls from Cara, my father, my brothers and sister. then a text from Justin asking “have you heard from Cara?” I knew something was wrong, but was not prepared for what words would fall from my fathers lips. When he said “your Aunt Judy has passed away”….

I am still in shock, still not really convinced….is this how it always feels at first?

You were such an enormous part of my life, my growth, my goofy personality(something picked up from you, as well as mom & dad you are all such silly silly amazing folks).

The first thing through my mind was your face, smiling and laughing that unique laugh, that infectious sound…. Sometimes when I laugh I think “that sounded just like Aunt Judy!” then that makes me laugh all the more.

Really it seems as if this is all a dream, I will wake and you will be there telling silly stories of all the ruckus 6 kids(this includes Cara, whom I always thought of as a sister) could create for their parents, or the practical jokes between uncle Bill, you & mom.

You were such a bright spirit, always pushing back when life was hard. Teaching me no matter how much(or how little) money we had did not matter, it was the love between us that truly was our wealth.

I feel like nothing I say can portray you in the light you deserve, I Loved you and learned a great deal from having you as my family and will cherish you in my memories and sing to you from the stage, dance for you in the street and know you are smiling at me and laughing that laugh that could penetrate the most stubborn soul….

I Love & miss you, Aunt Judy….

Your niece,

Bethany

Aunt Judy

Aunt Judy at her house in Benton Arkansas

This is her Obituary:

Judy Walton Carter, 55, of Benton died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Little Rock to the late Winfred Poe “Doc” and Jane Ross Walton.
Mrs. Carter was a cardiac nurse at Saline Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Walton. Survivors include her husband, Gary Carter of Benton; a daughter, Cara Frazier of Benton; two grandchildren, Maia Frazier of Benton and Maxim Rucando of New Jersey; a sister, Liz Carder and husband Robbie of North Little Rock; and a stepdaughter, Natalie Carter and husband Martin of West Orange, N.J.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Old Rosemont Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Grant officiating.

Memorials may be made to the National Fibromyalgia Association, 2121 S. Towne Centre Place, Suite 300, Anaheim, CA 92806, or at fmaware.org. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

A tribute to an incredible being….

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Lucas C. Hunsicker
LUCAS (Luke) CLAYTON HUNSICKER, a Little Rock musician best known for his work with the bands American Princes, Sugar and the Raw, Big Boots, and Them of Delphi died of brain cancer in his home on the morning of August 23, 2010. He was 29. Luke was born November 6, 1980 to Spurg and Liz Hunsicker in Willingboro, New Jersey. In keeping with his generous spirit, his body will be donated to the Genesis Donor Program for Medical Education and Research.

Luke’s artistic accomplishments were substantial. Working mainly with the bass guitar, he established a national reputation for inventive melodies and an incredible technical ability. By the release of his final album, Other People, with American Princes, he has been critically praised in a diverse group of publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The Economist, and has played at celebrated music festivals such as South by Southwest and Bonnaroo.

Luke graduated from Parkview High School (1999) and attended Memphis College of Art and was a Marie Walshe Art Scholar. In addition to being a gifted musician, Luke was an amazing artist who often donated his work to charitable fundraising causes.

But the qualities Luke will be remembered for most are his personal ones. In his home life and his professional travels, he continuously drew people to him through a mixture of his unfailing kindness, openness, loyalty, and genuine interest in those around him. Throughout the country, people were drawn to Luke and developed lifelong friendships, and people found each other through him. He brought out the best in those who were lucky enough to know him.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Spurgeon Clayton Hunsicker of Macungie , Pennsylvania. Luke is survived by his wife, Sydney and his beloved pets, Rugs, Miles, and Chewy. He is also survived by his parents Spurg and Liz Hunsicker and two brothers: Lee Hunsicker (Amber) of Sherwood and Lyle Hunsicker of Little Rock; grandparents: Everett and Ina Burnam of Little Rock, Cora Hunsicker of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Marlene Hunsicker of Macungie, Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews: Matthew, Ty, and Anna Hunsicker and Nicholas and Eleanor Sharp; parent-in-law: Jan and Robin Nordin of Fort Smith; sister-in-law: Stephanie (Michael) Sharp of Fort Smith and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Luke touched the life of each member of his immediate family, his numerous extended family, many close friends and band mates. He will be missed.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. A celebration of his life will follow the Memorial Service at the Rev Room on President Clinton Avenue.

Memorial Service Facebook Page

Memorial Registry Page

The family requests that those wishing to make memorial donations direct them to CARTI, Hospice Home Care or the Genesis Program of MERI.