Thursday, December 11, 2014

R.I.P. Walter "Prize Hog" Paramore - Celebrations of Life and Benefit Announced


You might have heard the news. If not, here it is: Walker, our Prize Hog harp player and boon companion, died last week after a brief but furious battle with cancer. 

No doubt he's having fun blowing harp for Elmore and Sleepy John et al, but we are bereaved. Here are a couple of events next weekend that will honor Walker's memory and help make this time easier for those he left behind:

1. The Cross Creek animal clinic, where Walker worked for many years, is having a memorial & benefit to raise money to cover those hospital bills which will probably outlive us all. The benefit is on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 12-3 ... Belmont & Jones (and possibly some others) will play about 1pm. The address is 2728 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

2. Friends and family, including anyone and everyone who inhabited any of Walker's musical or social spheres, are invited to a memorial gathering at Mary Lynn Petroski's house, 4717 Buttercup Way, on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 3-6 pm. If you'd like to join, please bring a dish to share (Whataburger items are totally acceptable) and your best memories of Walker.

There's gonna be an empty chair on stage tonight.

1 comment :

  1. Walker will be missed by all who knew him. Our memories seem to educate ourselves through our Past of what was Important there...The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye. Jimi Hendrix Until we met again, Bill Alphin