Tom Finch, a California native and multi-instrumentalist for over thirty years is Influenced by rock, funk, blues, and jazz styles and his playing and composing continue to grow with a creative and energetic force! A Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame inductee, Tom has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada, and is featured on many albums with groups such as Big Brother & the Holding Co, Jazz Iguanas, Pamela Parker and the Kings, and Plethora. As well as leading his own group, Tom has played with a variety of artists some of which include Joan Baez, Randy Vincent, Mel Graves, Steve Smith and Kai Eckhardt. His formal training includes 10 plus years of study in music theory, composition, performance, and education at Sonoma State University, College of Marin, and Mills College and he has taught music.privately as well as in school programs for more than 20 years. He currently resides in Fairfax, California.