Lynch was born in the small town of West Branch, Iowa and later moved to Tipton, Iowa around the age of 8. At 16, he taught himself how to play guitar after discovering an old, acoustic guitar in the attic of his home in Tipton. After graduating high school, Lynch moved again and began writing and recording songs on a four track tape recorder marking the beginning of Unknown Component.
Songs from the albums 'The Infinite Definitive' and 'Blood v. Electricity' have been featured on the nationally broadcast radio program Undercurrents and the song 'Set To Begin' off of the album 'From Anywhere But Here' was featured in the film The 4th Life which was distributed across the U.S. and Canada by Atopia, and was directed by Francois Miron.
The music video "When The Illusion Is What It Seems" from the album 'The Infinite Definitive' received a Silver award at the 2012 ADDY Awards.