Growing Up Green: 1941-2015 : Brave Combo

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 Zydeco.

Finch (left) and Barnes (right) entertain students outside of the third union building, 1985.

Finch (left) and Barnes (right) entertain students outside of the third union building, 1985.