New York City's Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is a left-field troubadour
and inventor/player of strange self-made instruments like his now legendary
'Hornicator' and a motorised mechanical drum machine called 'Sister Spinster'.
He employs these and other contraptions as well as traditional instruments in
exceptionally crafted, witty and often touching songs. Splendid magazine called
him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've
never heard of...an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet
fairly accessible even to casual listeners."
He's got three acclaimed original albums and under his belt ('Audio Addiction',
'Full Moon Over Wowtown', and 'Why Dogs Howl at the Moon') and his fourth,
'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'(SL/Psycho Teddy records 2009), is his
first all-covers album. He has toured nearly constantly for the past seven
years, including support tours with the Dresden Dolls and Duke Special. He's
played Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe festivals and appeared on MTV. His own
radio serial, The Wowtown News, plays on Resonance FM in London.