American artist and musician, Tobin Sprout, was born on April 28, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio. He is best known as a longtime member of the band Guided By Voices (GBV) and as the writing partner of frontman Robert Pollard. Before achieving fame with GBV, Tobin led a band called fig.4 in the mid-eighties which included members from GBV. In 1986, Tobin joined GBV and helped transition the band from live performers to studio musicians.
Tobin's most recent album, "The Universe and Me," was released in 2017. He has announced that his upcoming album titled "empty horses" will be released in June 2020.