Fiddle, banjo, guitar in the spotlight at Indi Go
CHAMPAIGN — The C4A Live at Indi Go concert at 7 p.m. Thursday will feature the trio of Robin Kearton on fiddle, Tom Faux on banjo and Sam Payne on guitar performing traditional dance music and Americana.
The concert will be at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.
Kearton, the 2012 Illinois State Fair fiddling champion, is the founder and director of the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana and the Bow-Dacious String Band. She is the principal viola with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony and The Prairie Ensemble. She has performed with bands playing Argentinean tango, old-time, bluegrass, country, klezmer and cafe music.
Faux has been teaching and performing for more than 25 years and is on the musicology faculty at Illinois State University. Like Kearton, he plays many different styles and performs regularly on banjo, guitar and button accordion. He is the director of the Marvelous Cretaceous Band at C4A.
Payne has taught and performed music in the C-U area since 2005. He placed second in the flatpicking guitar contest at the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival in Colorado in 2011 and '12. He hosts the Urbana Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl Tavern on Monday nights and performs with the Corn Desert Ramblers, Black Coffee Fridays and Euphor.
C4A Live at Indi Go is a regular concert series at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. In the series, musicians from C4A play music from their combined repertoire of classical, world folk, and popular music. The concerts are free and open to the public.