Carl Finch started the band Brave Combo in 1979, the same year he
completed his M.F.A. at North Texas. A mainstay of the Texas music scene
today, Brave Combo’s sound is often described as “polka” or “world
music” and combines influences ranging from Polish American polka to
Finch (left) and Barnes (right) entertain students outside of the
third union building, 1985.