After a long and beautiful life on the road, Ottermobile’s life was tragically cut short by road debris the morning of November 25, 2014, just a few short miles from Plymouth Massachusets. Ottermobile was born in 2002 and spent his early years ferrying around the family of a schoolteacher. They provided him with good training for his chosen profession as a tour van by going on a number of long journeys and installing the DVD player which proved so useful in later years. Ottermobile achieved his lifelong dream of joining a band (despite his diminutive stature) when he won a position as Otter Creek’s touring van after fiercely competitive audition process. Ottermoblie proved a worthy candidate, powering Otter Creek through the rugged American landscape for two years of intense touring and carrying the band from sea to shining sea in the course of their journeys. Particularly amazing to those who knew him well was his ability to somehow hold all 10 of Otter Creek's instruments, all of their sound gear, luggage, and five occupants. Always willing to carry any burden for those he loved, Ottermobile even shouldered a backpack for their annual trek out to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas so they could haul all the gear for camp Otter Creek with them. Ottermobile had a special love of his muses and when they weren’t on tour enjoyed ferrying them to and from school, friends, and dance classes.
Ottermobile is preceded in death by Hopper (a 2000 Honda Oddysey that was decommissioned to make way for Ottermobile) and by a Nissan Altima. Survivors include Otter Creek (Peter & Mary Danzig), The Three Muses (Eliza, Kjersten, & Lucy), and their dog Flash, as well as many friends and admirers.
As a final act of love for his family, Ottermobile was able procure a spot in a junkyard near Plymouth Massachusets and provide his beloved Otter Creek and Muses with a little extra cash to help rent a van for their journey back to Salt Lake City. Memorials services are still in planning stages but will be announced as soon as possible. Ottermobile has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Otter Creek’s new CD project.
Rest in peace dear Ottermoblie. We'll miss you