Feb 2 2018 - 7:30 PM
Happy Traum was smitten by American folk music as a teenager and began playing guitar and 5-string banjo. He 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. A few of his many adventures and accomplishments are listed here.
Last year, Happy gave us a great multimedia walk down memory lane to the folk scene of Greenwich Village in the 60’s, with his his cohorts Pete Seeger, Bobby Dylan, etc. This should be another night to remember!
Sarah Rogo loves to surf and play the blues on her resonator guitar. While she may look like a prototypical Southern Californian, the 25-year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter was born in New England. She moved to Encinitas less than two years ago, and has taken the local San Diego music scene by storm.
Sarah represented the next generation of folk artists at our recent 30th anniversary concert, winning the audience with her joyful and spunky performance and her contagious energy. She takes her inspiration from nature and the nearby ocean, always writing outdoors, where inspiration can strike at any moment, and usually does. Sarah is sponsored by National guitars, and signed to Funzalo Records, where she is gearing up t record a “proper” debut album.
Here’s Happy three years ago in Templars hall.