On Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m., enjoy a special evening including a concert and presentation by the wonderful folk performer Happy Traum. For the first half of the evening, Traum will present Coming of Age In the Greenwich Village Folk Revival & The Woodstock Scene 1954-1971, a production drawing on his stories, photos and music clips from being at the center of an era that became legendary and hallowed ground for folk and rock music fans. Traum will perform in concert the second half of the night.
Happy Traum was an active participant of the legendary Washington Square/Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1950s and ‘60s, and studied guitar with the famed blues master, Brownie McGhee. Over the past five decades he has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a soloist and as a member of various groups. His avid interest in traditional and contemporary music has brought him recognition as a performer, writer, editor, session musician, folklorist, teacher and recording artist.
Happy’s first appearance in a recording studio was at a historic session in 1963 when a group of young folk musicians, including Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter LaFarge and The Freedom Singers gathered in Folkways Records’ studio for an album called Broadsides. Happy with his group, the New World Singers, cut the first recorded version of “Blowin’ In The Wind”, and Happy sang a duet with Dylan on his anti-war song “Let Me Die in My Footsteps.”
Tickets Available at the Door:
$20-Junior Citizens (25 & under)