Simon Fink is a composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music has been called “haunting and literate” (David Anderson, The Hank Williams Reader). He brings a classically-trained ear (Ph.D. University of Chicago) to a diverse range of genres, from opera to the American folk song. He currently leads the folk trio, Under the Big Oak Tree, on MudStomp Records. His past collaborations include Grammy-winning musicians eighth blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. His work has received honors from MoMA (NY), the Aspen Music Festival, the Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacDowell Colony, the Mellon Foundation, and the ASCAP Foundation.