Tom Thumb & The Casuals
Seattle, Washington
1963 ~ 1965


Steve Alcobrack ~ Guitar
Tom (Thumb) Blessing ~ Saxophone, Guitar
Larry Evans ~ Bass
Scott Letterman ~ Drums
Brad Miller ~ Guitar
 Gary Snyder ~ Bass
Steve Valley ~ Guitar
Jim Wolfe ~ Keyboards

In Memory of

Tom Blessing
Larry Evans

Tom Thumb and the Casuals formed in Seattle, Washington when Blessing and Letterman recruited Wolfe from a local band, The Nomads, in 1963. They attracted sufficient interest to get a deal with Seafair-Bolo Records.  Their song Movin' On got a lot of local airplay and became a local hit. In 1965 Jim Valley's brother, Steve, joined the band. They soon signed to Jerry Dennon's Panorama label. Their two resulting 45s attracted considerable airplay.  During the era of Teen Fair Battles of the Bands Contests, they wound up winning one of those events.  Just when their future was looking bright, tragedy struck. The band's vehicle crashed enroute to a performance in Richland, Washington. Blessing and Evans were killed.  Valley was injured but recovered.

If you have corrections, a neat photo or more information, please send it to:

Make a donation using PayPal.  It is fast, free and secure.
Last Update:  27 November 2011
Credits: Fuzz Acid and Flowers, Randy Solvang, Darryl Riffero,  Gary Snyder

I Should Know available on Northwest Battle of the Bands, Vol 2, Knock You Flat!
Band # 435