About Happy


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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

January 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

San Diego Folk Heritage

Coming of Age Show

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Carlsbad, CA.

I'm delighted to be doing my show, "Coming of Age in the Folk Revival," for folks in the
San Diego area. This concert will be at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, CA. 

February 24, 2017 7:30 PM

New York Folk Music Society

Coming of Age Show

St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan. Info: (646) 628-4604.

With colorful anecdotes and incisive memories, and the aid of vintage photos and music clips, Happy Traum relates some of his adventures as an active member of the New York folk revival; his arrest for civil disobedience; his participation in what has become known as the "Great Folk Singers Riot" in Washington Square; and his friendships with some of the leading folk artists of the day. Happy was a regular in the Washington Square Park jam sessions, studied blues guitar with Brownie McGhee, and met, among many others, a young Bob Dylan. Happy punctuates his remembrances with powerful renditions of songs and guitar solos from the folk era and beyond.

April 21 - 24, 2017

Fur Peace Ranch

Workshop / Class

This weekend workshop will feature fingerstyle arrangements of songs by Bob Dylan. Intermediate players with a working knowledge of the basic chords and some fingerpicking will learn a lot and get new songs to add to your repertoire.

In addition, on Saturday, April 22, I will be doing my "Coming of Age in the Folk Revival" show as part of a concert that will also feature Jorma Kaukonen and Eric Bibb.

April 27 - 30

MerleFest 2017


Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC

This great festival of Americana music - bluegrass, country, old-time, blues and more - will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and we will be there, as usual, to celebrate with them. It started in 1987 as a tribute by Doc Watson and his friends to honor the memory of Doc's son, Eddy Merle Watson, who was lost in a tragic tractor accident a few years earlier. Since then, it has grown to become one of the premier festivals in the nation, if not in the world.

As we have done since its inception, Homespun will sponsor a workshop stage and I will be performing at that venue and others around the campus. I hope to see some of you there.

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