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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

October 26 @ 11:30AM

Woodstock Luthier's Invitational Showcase

Workshop / Class

Bearsville Theater Complex

This annual gathering of luthiers, players and guitar fans has become quite THE EVENT. As usual, it will take place in Bearsville, NY where I'll be joining with John Sebastian, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Cindy Cashdollar and many others in an informal closing jam session.

My workshop this year will be on the fingerpicking guitar styles of Mississippi John Hurt. sure to sign up early as this class tends to fill up fast.

October 28 at 8PM

Broken Wing Barn with Mary Flower


Broken Wing Barn, Saugerties, NY

This beautiful venue is like a glorified house concert, except it is in an exquisitely restored 18th century barn between Saugerties and Woodstock, NY. A rare occasion indeed when the great blues guitarist and singer, Mary Flower, visits these parts from her home in the Pacific Northwest, and she is something to behold. She and I will be sharing the evening, doing some things together and some separately, but it should be a wonderful evening of top-notch guitar music. Check back for more details soon.

December 15, 2018

Solstice Concert 2018


Woodstock Playhouse

Our annual "Happy Traum and Friends" benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Players this year: John Sebastian, Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Eugene Ruffolo, Byron Isaacs and others TBA. 

 This show always sells out so I suggest you get your tickets early.

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.

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