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:
9. Happy Traum – Just for the Love of It (Lark’s Nest Music). On Just for the Love of It, Happy Traum shows impeccable taste in choosing a program of great traditional folk and blues songs, or contemporary songs written in the tradition, and even better taste in the way he arranges them with both reverence for his sources and the originality of his always creative fingerpicking guitar and warm singing. He also surrounds himself – track to track – with just the right set of supporting musicians for each song and arrangement.