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Happy Traum

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Happy Traum

Thursday, December 6
Show starts at 8:00
$15 cover

Byron Isaacs, the terrific bassist and singer from Ollabelle and the Levon Helm Band will be joining Happy Traum, plus other Special Guests! Happy will be teaching a workshop entitled -A Session in Acoustic Blues Fingerpicking- from 4PM-5:30PM Cost is $35. A minimum of 5 people must be signed up for the workshop to take place. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE WORKSHOP AND SEE THE SHOW, YOU CAN DO BOTH FOR $45!

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About Happy Traum

Happy Traum began playing guitar and 5-string banjo as a teenager and honed his skills in the legendary jam sessions in Washington Square Park. He played frequently at Gerde’s Folk City, the Bitter End, the Gaslight and other clubs and coffee houses in Greenwich Village of the 1960s and ‘70s. Starting in 1958, Happy studied with blues guitarist Brownie McGhee, who became a major influence on his playing. The two formed a long friendship that resulted in a book, “The Guitar Styles of Brownie McGhee.”

Happy has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan as a soloist, with his late brother, Artie Traum, and as a member of various groups. His avid interest in traditional and contemporary music has brought him recognition as a performer, writer, editor, session musician, folklorist, teacher and recording artist. He has been a resident of Woodstock, NY for the past 45 years.

Happy Traum first appeared on record at a historic session in 1963 when a group of folk musicians - Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger and others - gathered in Folkways Records' studio to record an album called "Broadsides” (later re-released as part of a box set by Smithsonian/Folkways). With his group the New World Singers, Happy cut the first recorded version of "Blowin' In The Wind," and sang a duet with Dylan on his anti-war song "Let Me Die in My Footsteps." The New World Singers also recorded an album for Atlantic Records with liner notes by Dylan. In 1971 Happy once again joined Bob Dylan in the studio, playing guitar, banjo, bass, and singing harmony on three songs which appeared on Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2."

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