View tfaux's Homepage
Read tfaux's Bio
View Teacher Profile
You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact tfaux.
Experience Level: Purty Good
tfaux has made 7 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
banjos currently in the house:
1926 Vega Tubaphone
1929 Vega Regent
1896 SS Stewart American Princess
1926 Gibson TB-4 tenor
20s SS Stewart Lady Stewart
2010 gourd banjo made by Michael Meadows, of Urbana, IL
2009 gourd banjo by Stephen Hill, of Chicago.
2010 gourd banjo by Peter Fagan, of Urbana, IL
All the people I play with.
Classified Rating: +1
Rate this Member
Visible to: Public
Last Visit 5/23/2013
I live in central Illinois where I play and teach music. Father of two strange and lovely daughters who play accordion, fiddle, banjo, piano and whoknowswhatallelse. My first guitar was a Stella, for whom my youngest is partly named.
Best musical experiences have included playing (very) briefly in my youth with John Hartford; dropping a prepared piano from a 120 foot crane; thumping a bass fiddle until dawn on a hardwood floor bar in Montréal while a blizzard raged outside; and learning to go into trance by playing claw-hammer banjo.
I play a 1926 Tubaphone, a turquoise telecaster, an Italian two-row button accordion, a sweet D-18, a ratty old Kay string bass, a ཛ National, and a ཟ Epiphone Triumph, among other things. I believe that banjos and bicycles represent the high water mark of technology.