Happy Traum

Woodstock's own folk music legend

Upcoming Shows

July 11 - 16, 2022

Frets and Refrains Guitar and Songwriting Camp

Workshop / Class

Richard Thompson's amazing guitar and songwriting camp, deep in the Catskill Mountains at the beautiful Full Moon Resort, has been going for eight years and I'm proud to have been a part of it since the beginning. This year's staff will include, along with Richard: Martin Simpson, Gretchen Peters, Teddy Thompson, Zak Hobbs, Jack Covey Thompson, Sloan Wainwright, Bobby Eichorn, Simon Tassano and Annaliese Tassano. This is a week of fun and instruction that should not be missed.

July 23, 2022

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY


A legendary music shed in the woods that has been going for more than a century and has featured amazing chamber music, jazz and folk music. This year, I'll be joined by a stellar cast of musicians: David Mansfield, Cindy Cashdollar and Zach Djanilian.

August 12 - 14, 2022

Fur Peace Ranch

Workshop / Class

I have been teaching workshops at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch annually for more than 20 years and it never gets old. This session will be virtual only. Please check with the Fur Peace Ranch website for details.

August 18 - 22

60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival - with Jim Kweskin


It's been many years since I've played the Philly Folk Fest so I'm really excited to be a part of it. I'll be doing a set with my good buddy Jim Kweskin as well as a solo set or two.

September 9, 2022 at 8PM

Club Passim with Jim Kweskin


Jim Kweskin and I will meet again at this classic folk venue. We always have a great time playing and picking together.

September 16, 2022

Troubador Folk Project, Morristown, NJ


I have played this lovely venue many times in the past and it's always a great show with an enthusiastic crowd. I hope to see lots of familiar faces, and some new ones as well.

October 11, 2022

Big Jersey Roots & Blues Guitar Camp

Workshop / Class

An intensive guitar workshop in acoustic blues, fingerpicking and folk guitar arranging. Toby Walker, Frank Fotusky and Guy Davis will also be teaching

October 22 - 24, 2022

Woodstock Invitational Luthier's Showcase

Workshop / Class

This annual convention of guitar builders and players has become one of the premier lutherie events in the country. Many great artists play the instruments of the amazing builders who come from around the country and abroad. There are incredible concerts as well as workshops and clinics for aspiring players.

November 13, 2022

McCabe's Guitar Shop with Special Guest, David Mansfield


I'll be returning to this venerable venue, one of my favorites, for a show with the wonderful multi-instrumentalist, David Mansfield. David has played with Bob Dylan in the Rolling Thunder Revue, was a member of the Alpha Band, and has scored many films and TV shows.

I've played McCabe's many times over the past 40 years and it's always a great time.