Welcome to Happy Traum's Homespun Blog!

Happy Traum's skillful musicianship and avid interest in traditional and contemporary music has brought him worldwide recognition. He has performed extensively throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, and has appeared on recordings as a featured artist and as a member of various ensembles. He has recorded and/or performed with many top artists, including Bob Dylan, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, Eric Andersen, Rory Block, Jerry Jeff Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and numerous others.

Lick of the Day #2

Here;'s another "Lick of the Day" for you to work on. It's a cool blues lick in E that you can use in a number of ways. Check out players like Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, and other traditional blues artists for inspiration.


Lick of the Day #1

Hi Everyone. We hope you are all staying healthy and safe. Here's the first of a series of licks and other instructional tidbits that we'll be posting in the coming days and thereafter. We hope they will keep your fingers busy and your thoughts in a musical direction. Keep watching this space for more musical tips, licks and even some songs. Let us know how you like them.


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