About Artie Traum
Woodstock artist Artie Traum got his start in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s playing acoustic guitar in various folk and jug bands. He worked as a sideman for songwriters Jean Ritchie and John Sebastian, and also worked often with his older brother Happy. After moving to Woodstock, he continued his session work, was part of the influential Woodstock Mountain Review, and wrote a number of best-selling guitar instruction books. Throughout all of this activity, Traum has released a series of recordings that showcase his fine, subtly understated folk and New Age Acoustic guitar prowess. His smart and sensitive accompaniment has also kept him busy producing and backing other folk artists.