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Saturday, November 6 • Showtime 8:00 pm • Doors open 7:30 pm


Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. He has recorded many solo ventures, as a member of the U and I band, with band-mate Geoff Muldaur, with Samoa Wilson, with The Texas Sheiks as well as performing and recording with a wide variety of well-known musicians such as Maria Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman, Cindy Cashdollar, Happy Traum, Meredith Axelrod, Juli Crockett and Samoa Wilson to name a few.

Happy Traum is a much-loved and admired folk singer, writer, teacher, recording artist and first-rate fingerstyle guitarist. He was a student of blues guitar legend Brownie McGhee, who was a major influence on his picking style. Happy has played in concerts, clubs and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, both solo and with his late brother, Artie Traum, with whom he performed for more than 40 years.

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Tickets: $25 – General Admission

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Updates as of 9/17/21:

Bar: Wine, beer, and soft drinks available in designated areas at this event.

Covid Policy: The health and well-being of our guests is of paramount importance to us. The Stissing Center is presently requiring all attendees, staff, crew, and volunteers to present proof of vaccination and to wear a mask for all in-person events. Proof can include your CDC vaccination card, a photo/copy of your CDC vaccination card, or your New York State Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus. Please be prepared to show Photo ID with proof of name and date of birth.

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