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, John Sebastian, Adam Traum, Tony Trischka, Jay Ungar.
Happy has put his indelible stamp on these songs and instrumentals, most of which are either traditional or have been composed in that style by writers with deep connections to what is now called “American Roots Music.”
"Whether it's his expressive vocals or guitar picking – intricate here, delicate there – Happy Traum has the uncanny ability to make me stop whatever I'm doing. And. Just. Listen." – Dan Forte, Music Journalist and Editor-at-Large, Vintage Guitar Magazine
"As he shows yet again on a new album titled There’s a Bright Side Somewhere, his exceptional fingerpicking guitar is unrivaled, and he brings dazzling life to traditional and contemporary folk songs.” - Henry Carrigan, Folk Alley