American Stranger - CD + DVD

Happy Traum
Happy Traum's second solo CD, originally issued by Kicking Mule Records, now reissued with PDF tablature book for viewing or printing out plus bonus DVD featuring Happy in concert. Lots of great songs and fingerpicking! With Pat Alger, John Sebastian, Eric Weissberg, Roly Salley, Andy Robinson, Betty MacDonald. Happy Traum's second solo album, originally released in 1977, was ... Read More

*Bright Morning Stars

Happy Traum
One of Happy Traum's best albums, recorded in 1979 with an astounding group of backup musicians and singers. With Pat Alger, Larry Campbell, Jan De Smet, Caroline Dutton, Amy Fradon, Arti Funaro, John Herald, Doug James, Richard Manuel, Maria Muldaur, Billy Mundi, Andy Robinson, Roly Salley, John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Merle Watson. Songs: Monday Morning Blues, The Bounty Hunter ... Read More

*Buckets of Songs - CD

Happy Traum
Back in the mid-seventies Stefan Grossman invited me to record two albums for his Kicking Mule label, well known throughout the world for its acoustic guitar-oriented releases. I was very proud to be included in their roster of excellent musicians. The resulting LPs, "Relax Your Mind" and "American Stranger" received excellent reviews and good sales, but they went out of ... Read More

Friends and Neighbors: The Happy Traum Band


Featuring Larry Campbell, Roly Salley, Cindy Cashdollar and Paul Butterfield

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS On a chilly, rainy night in November, 1982, a small studio deep in the woods off Glasco Turnpike, in Woodstock, NY, was packed with an overflow crowd. Artists, musicians, garage mechanics, lawyers, carpenters and other working people sat on a few folding chairs or on the floor facing one end of the room, which was set up ... Read More

I Walk the Road Again - CD


Happy Traum, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

"The songs on this collection are old favorites of mine that I've been playing and singing for the better part of my life. Each of these songs carries the stamp of a great folk song, telling a story or conveying and emotion that remains fresh for me even after all these years." - Happy Traum  Reviews "Legendary folkie Happy Traum ... Read More

*Just For the Love of It

Happy Traum, Vocals and Guitars

Happy Traum's CD Features David Amram, Marco Benevento, Larry Campbell, Justin Guip, Byron Isaacs, Jerry Marotta, Abby Newton, John Sebastian, Martin Simpson, Adam Traum, Teresa Williams

**** Four Stars: Rolling Stone Magazine! January, 2016 Here are 14 songs featuring the fingerpicking guitar work and strong vocals of Homespun's founder, a skilled guitarist, veteran performer and recording artist. Happy is backed up by musical luminaries from the Woodstock, NY area. What they're saying about this CD: "You’d best not miss Happy Traum’s Just For The Love Of It ... Read More

"Just For the Love of It" CD Download PLUS Instructional Video Package

Happy Traum

Listen and then learn to play the songs

Happy Traum Teaches Fingerstyle Arrangements for Six Blues, Country and Folk Songs From His Acclaimed CD "Just For the Love of It” Two-hour video download $24.95 Catalog DL-HAP-JF21 Level 3 These six songs and instrumentals will challenge, delight and inspire learning guitarists looking for new techniques and fresh repertoire. Happy teaches two traditional blues; a timeless cowboy song; an ... Read More

Mandolin Tunes for Practice and Repertoire

Butch Baldassari
One of Nashville's finest players has put together a sampling of twenty-five of his favorite tunes for mandolin. These terrific pieces will help you build a rich repertoire of dance tunes, Celtic melodies, waltzes, airs and even a blues. They have been specifically designed to develop your technique and skill level on the instrument, as well as to provide ... Read More

*Relax Your Mind

Happy Traum
I am very pleased to announce the reissue of my first solo album, recorded in 1975 for Kicking Mule Records. It originally came with a tab booklet, which is now included as a file right on the disk. Here's an excerpt from my original notes to the album, revised slightly to reflect the new edition: "The songs on this ... Read More

There's a Bright Side Somewhere

Happy Traum, Vocals and Guitars
Happy Traum’s first new CD in seven years (July 2022) features thirteen songs and guitar instrumentals. His dynamic acoustic fingerpicking and singing are backed up by a stellar assortment of talented friends: Darol Anger, Marco Benevento, Ryan Berg, Larry Campbell, Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Neil Eisenberg, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Bruce Molsky, Geoff Muldaur, Abby Newton, Eric Parker, Eugene Ruffolo ... Read More