Happy Traum

Woodstock's own folk music legend

Upcoming Shows

April 23 - 26, 2020




This world-class Americana festival has been going for 30+ years. Started by the great Doc Watson in memory of his son, Merle, it has grown in stature through the years. It now features an amazing array of bluegrass, country, folk and traditional musicians who exemplify our roots music. This year the headliners will be Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Alison Kraus, John Prine and many others. I'm proud to have been a part of this great event since its inception and this year will be, once again, performing and hosting our Homespun Stage at the Pit auditorium along with my son, Adam Traum.

July 4, 2020

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.

July 6 - 10, 2020

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: John Doyle, Linda Thompson, 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 22-26, 2020

Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp

Workshop / Class

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 Baioneand others.

July 25 - 26, 2020

Susquehanna Folk Festival


A festival in Central Pennsylvania with a stellar lineup. More info to come.

August 7 - 10, 2020

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 has long been sold out, but I hope to be back at FPR for another session next year. Stay tuned....

September 5, 2020

11th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash


A multi-star concert honoring the music of Bob Dylan, benefitting Family of Woodstock. This show has traditionally been sold out weeks in advance. A complete list of performers will be forthcoming.

September 19, 2020

Old Town School of Folk Music

Workshop / Class

I'll be doing a guitar workshop at this venerable institution during the afternoon. Look here for updates and more info soon.

September 20, 2020

Old Town School of Folk Music


In this afternoon show, I'll be playing a set of songs and doing my "Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival" slideshow/talk about my part in this historic movement of the Fifties and Sixties. More info coming soon.

December 3, 2020

Colony Cafe with Alice Howe, Freebo and Jerry Marotta


I will be joining the acclaimed young singer/songwriter, Alice Howe, along with her friend and bassist/producer Freebo and veteran drummer Jerry Marotta for an evening of songs, jamming and all around good fun.