The Rocks Off 200

The Rocks Off 200: Tom Lynch, New Kid On the Block

Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link.

Who? It's fair to say that singer-songwriter Tom Lynch, a relative newcomer to the local scene, has music in his blood -- both his father and uncles were a touring jazz musicians, who made performance an integral part of Lynch's upbringing.

"'Gig' was a very common term in my household," Lynch remembers. "Every time [family was] over for a holiday, they'd break out their instruments and play."

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