Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado's music scene for over 3 decades. 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. Tom has released 10 albums: featuring classic jazz standards in a tribute to his father; "Signature," "Profile" and "Down to Earth," featuring an eclectic mix of favorites from the 20 years of playing; "Christmas," a collection of holiday songs; and 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, and “Songwriter,” a collection of all-new original tunes. His latest album is “Guitar”, a solo original acoustic fingerstyle guitar album that shows his varied talents on the guitar. 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. Recently 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.
"You’re the best baritone I’ve ever heard in my life." - Randy Forrester, National Public Radio
"Tom's voice is magnificent." (He has) the best amplified vocal and acoustic guitar tone I've ever heard.... Tom is one of the finest artists I've ever had the pleasure with whom to work." - Ken Jacob, Director of Advanced Development, Bose Corp.
"Tom Munch, a star guitarist/songwriter from Pueblo, returned as a feature act.... True to his billing, he delivered a variety of musical styles and songs that riveted us.... He rewarded the audience with outstanding entertainment that included a spectrum of musical styles. His songs ranged from warm, folksy tunes to upbeat instrumentals. In addition to good music, Tom charmed everyone with casual, friendly patter that made his performance even more enjoyable." - Black Rose Acoustic Society