Carl Finch

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Carl Finch
Brave Combo - Carl Finch 03.jpg
Carl Finch (2007)
Background information
Born (1951-11-29) November 29, 1951 (age 65)
Origin Texarkana, Texas, United States
Genres rock/polka
Occupation(s) vocalist, songwriter, record producer
Instruments accordion, keyboard, guitar
Years active 1978 to present
Labels Four Dots, Rounder, DenTone, Cleveland International
Associated acts Brave Combo

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[edit]

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.[1] He produced the opening for YuYu Hakusho and both the opening and ending themes for the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball and Case Closed. He appeared in animated form, along with the rest of Brave Combo, on an episode of The Simpsons in 2004.[2] 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Finch is a vegetarian.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Evelyn and the Polka King". Samuel French. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  2. ^ Davis, Anthony (2004-03-29). "Brave Combo hits the big time with 'The Simpsons' gig". Texarkana Gazette. Archived from the original on 2006-05-06. Retrieved 2006-08-04. 
  3. ^ Davis, Anthony (2007-03-25). "Roll out the barrel, Carl Finch is coming home". Texarkana Gazette. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 

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