About Happy


Video / Lessons


Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

May 26, 2019

Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute Concert


Levon Helm Studios

Our annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash will be held for the first time at the legendary Levon Helm Studios. This star-studded show, which benefits Family of Woodstock and the John Herald Fund, has been sold out every year.

As always, I will host the show, and the cast of musicians and singers will include Amy Helm, Tracy Bonham, Zach Djanikian, Connor Kennedy, Simi Stone, plus other local and internationally-known acts. The musical director will be Scott Petito and the house band will include BruceKatz (keys); Joe Magistro Drums; Adam Widoff,  guitars; Scott Petito, bass.

July 6, 2019 at 8PM

Tribute to Pete Seeger on the Centennial of His Birth


Maverick Concerts

A special concert at the famed Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY featuring Happy Traum, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Elizabeth Mitchell, Tony Trischka, Adam Traum, Simi Stone and others TBA. This show will certainly sell out early.


July 21, 2019

Caffe Lena with Mary Flower


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.

© Copyright Happy Traum  - Website designed by Design Intervention Studio
Album Cover Design by Naomi Graphics  -  Photo by Franco Vogt