Happy Traum

Woodstock's own folk music legend

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Happy's new HT/13 Signature Model Guitar

I'm thrilled with my new Santa Cruz HT/13 signature guitar, a combination of old-growth redwood and Honduran mahogany, along with my personal design appointments. And it sounds amazing!
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August 6th 2011 Designated "Traum Day" by Woodstock Town Board

The town of Woodstock and the Chamber of Commerce designated August 6, 2011 as "Traum Day" to honor my late brother, Artie, and me for forty years of contributions to the community.
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Happy Inducted into the NY State Blues Hall of Fame

I was very honored to be included, with many other singers, players and educators, into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held on May 4, 2014 and my co-honoree was my friend Toby Walker.
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Happy and John Sebastian get the first Traditions Award

The Woodstock Luthier's Invitational Showcase gave their first Traditions Award to Happy and John Sebastian at a dinner and ceremony on October 22.
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"Just For the Love of It" Charts at #2 in November!

I'm thrilled that my new CD, "Just For the Love of It," was #3 on the Folk_DJ Charts for the month of October, and it's now #2 for November!
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A Great Review for my CD, "Just For the Love of It"

Mike Regenstreif is one of the premier music critics specializing in folk and traditional music. His blog, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, has been the standard for careful, knowledgable writing on the subject for many years. Mike listed the 15 best CDs of 2015 and "Just For the Love of It" came in at #9! Here's what he wrote in his review of my CD:
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Four Star Review in Rolling Stone!

Happy's latest CD, "Just For the Love of It," received a rave four-star review in Rolling Stone Magazine!
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