Tom Pfaeffle killed in Twisp

Tom Pfaeffle, longtime local sound engineer and friend to musicians everywhere, was fatally shot in Twisp this weekend while on a camping trip with his family. From Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground:

while on a camping vacation with his family in eastern washington tom was trying to enter what he believed was his hotel room and unknowingly began to jostle the door handle when he was suddenly shot twice through the hotel door.  tom fought valiantly for his life with his wife val for two more hours until the EMS arrived.

Tom not only embodied the best of the human spirit’s ability to be a selfless and unconditionally loving person, but he was a master of his craft.  he gave countless hours and unpaid time teaching young people at the seattle art institute’s live sound and recording engineering programs and his roots run deep not just in the northwest music scene but worldwide [Kay Kay].

Tom was involved with tons of bands, on their records or tours or live shows, from BB King to Nirvana, Alice Cooper, Heart, and nearly everyone that came through The Tank Studio in Black Diamond. He left behind a wife and two children, and many many friends.

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