Carl Finch

Carl Finch

Infobox musical artist
Name = Carl Finch

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Background = solo_singer
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Born = Birth date and age|1951|11|29
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Origin = Texarkana, Texas
Instrument = accordion, keyboard, guitar
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Genre = rock/polka
Occupation = vocalist, songwriter, record producer
Years_active = 1978 to Present
Label = Four Dots, Rounder, DenTone, Cleveland International
Associated_acts = Brave Combo
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Carl Finch (born November 29, 1951, in Texarkana, Texas) is a guitarist, keyboardist, accordionist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Grammy-winning polka/dance band Brave Combo in 1979 in Denton, Texas.

Career highlights

He co-produced the albums "Equal Scary People" for singer-songwriter Sara Hickman and "El Gato Negro" for conjunto musician Santiago Jimenez, Jr. He composed music for and appears as an extra in David Byrne's 1986 movie "True Stories". His instrumental "Mall Music" appears on the associated album "Sounds from True Stories". He co-wrote the music for the play "Evelyn and the Polka King". [] He produced the opening for "YuYu Hakusho" and "Dragon Ball". He appeared in animated form, along with the rest of Brave Combo, on an episode of "The Simpsons" in 2004. He produced and, along with Brave Combo, performed all of the music for the 2008 animated PBS television series "Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns".

Personal life

Finch is a vegetarian.


* cite news |last=Davis |first=Anthony |work=Texarkana Gazette |title=Brave Combo hits the big time with 'The Simpsons' gig |date=2004-03-29 |accessdate=2006-08-04

* cite news |last=Davis |first=Anthony |work=Texarkana Gazette |title=Roll out the barrel, Carl Finch is coming home |date=2007-03-25 |accessdate=2007-07-28

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