Tom Munch.. Oktoberfest after party!
Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado’s music scene for over 3 decades. Tom has performed at a wide variety of venues, including concerts and festivals, restaurants and schools, civic events and nursing homes, and even dude ranches and the Royal Gorge Bridge. His versatility also is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 3000 songs. Styles include jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children’s and rare historic songs, plus originals. Tom finds the heart of each song and performs with a love of music and respect for his audience, whether it be in a concert setting or for his weekly work with Alzheimer’s patients. Tom has released 10 albums: “Tribute,” featuring classic jazz standards in a tribute to his father; “Signature,” “Profile” and “Down to Earth,” featuring an eclectic mix of favorites from over 20 years of playing; “Christmas,” a collection of holiday songs; a retrospective colonial music CD for the Zebulon Pike Bicentennial featuring a collaboration with Don Richmond and Rex Rideout titled “A Voyage of Such Nature”; “Cowboy Americana,” featuring favorite cowboy & American songs; “Songwriter,” a collection of original tunes; and “Guitar,” a solo original acoustic fingerstyle guitar album that shows his varied talents on the guitar. His latest album is a collection of old western tunes called “Back to the Old Country.”
Tom spent much of his life in New Mexico where he acquired an ear for both Southwest music and Texas two-step. He melded these musical loves with his formal education in music from the University of Nebraska. In Pueblo, Colorado, Tom stretched his musical talents into the realm of producing concerts by bringing in nationally renowned folk artists. Tom was the musical director for the “Song of Pueblo” oratorio, a musical & visual history of Pueblo, Colorado, & he was featured on CBS-4 TV Denver’s “Colorado Getaways” singing on a mountain pass among the bristlecone pines. Tom’s strength lies in his ability to adapt to any venue and audience. He can croon with the best or bring the audience to its feet with a toe tapper, all the while with a smile and a genuine affection for the music.