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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

February 2, 2019

NAMM Museum of Making Music

Coming of Age Show

NAMM Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA

I'm very excited to be performing my show "Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival" at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Museum. Our company, Homespun Music Instruction, has been exhibiting at their huge trade fair in Anaheim, California, (among other places) for the past 35 or so years. It's a great honor to be asked to perform in their beautiful headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, which houses the Museum of Making Music.

March 1, 2019

Folk Music Society of New York


St. John Church, Christopher Street

I'm delighted to be back to do a show of my songs for these old friends, the standard-bearers for the folk revival and traditional music in New York City. I'll have more details soon, but put this on your calendar if you're in or near NY.

EXTRA: I'll be joined by two amazing musicians: Bassist/vocalist Byron Isaacs (Levon Helm, Ollabelle, Lumineers) and the brilliant fiddle player and long-time friend, Kenny Kosek. This will be a truly unique show!


April 25 - April 28, 2019



MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC


As many music fans know, MerleFest, in Wilkesboro, NC, is the premier festival in the nation for Americana/roots musical styles, with numerous stages and a huge variety of top-tier performers. You can hear the absolutely best performers in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. I will, once again, be hosting the Homespun Learning Stage at The Mayes Pit, and playing throughout the weekend. Stop by and say hello.

May 5, 2019, 7PM

Turn! Turn! Turn! A Celebration of Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday


Bardavon, Poughkeepsie

Featuring the Vanaver Caravan & special guests Happy Traum, Tom Chapin, Maria Muldaur and more TBA. Includes more than 20 of Pete’s beloved songs, from children’s tunes to activist anthems, including We Shall Overcome, Big Muddy, Wimoweh, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and of course, Turn Turn Turn. The show features a variety of dance styles, from clogging to swing and Zulu gumboot dancing, and uses historical photos and recordings to take viewers on a journey through American history. Audiences leave the theater humming Pete’s timeless songs, moved by his enduring message, and inspired to make our world a better place.

July 6, 2019 at 8PM

Tribute to Pete Seeger on the Centennial of His Birth


Maverick Concerts

A special concert at Maverick Concert Hall featuring Happy Traum, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Elizabeth Mitchell, Tony Trischka and others TBA.

July 21, 2019

Caffe Lena


Caffe Lena

The wonderful fingerstyle blues and ragtime artist, Mary Flower, and I will be sharing the evening at the recently renovated Caffe Lena, a legendary folk club in Saratoga Springs, NY. I first played there in its opening year, 1961, and have been back many times.

July - 12, 2019

Richard Thompson's And Nancy Covey's Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp

Workshop / Class

Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY

Richard Thompson's and Nancy Covey's excellent guitar and songwriting camp deep in the magnificent Catskill Mountains of NY State. Staff of instructors will include Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Martin Simpson, Teddy Thompson, Jack Thompson, Sloane Wainwright, Zak Hobbs, Henry Kaiser and more. Happy will be teaching fingerpicking arrangements for Bob Dylan songs, among other topics.  

July 22 - 26, 2019

Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp

Workshop / Class

Ashokan Center, Shokan, NY

This low-key, welcoming and beautiful guitar camp is deep in the woods in the heart of the Catskills, and home to Jay Ungar's glorious tune "Ashokan Farewell." The facilities are rustic but super comfortable and the excellent staff of instuctors will include Mary Flower, Mike Dowling, Peter Davis, Jefferson Hamer, Larry Baione and others.

August 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM

The Folk Project: Minstrel Coffee House


Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

I'm looking forward to returning to this great venue in Morristown.

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