Artie Traum


Artie Traum is an award-winning guitarist and songwriter featured on over 20 albums for Capitol, Sony, Shanachie, Slice of Life and Narada Records. A pioneer of the 1970’s acoustic music scene, Traum been described as a musician whose work defines the vitality and sophistication of American acoustic music. (Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2002). During his career he has produced or recorded with with John Sebastian, The Band, Bela Fleck, Tony Levin, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, Abby Newton, David Grisman, Livingston Taylor, Patty Larkin, Michael Franks, Jesse Winchester and dozens of top artists. A native of the Bronx, New York, Traum gravitated to the Greenwich Village music scene in the late 1960’s. It was there he became influenced by artists James Taylor, The Even Dozen Jug Band, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters and Mississippi John Hurt. At clubs in New York, Artie listened to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Howard Roberts and the Modern Jazz Quartet. He recorded his first track She’s Gone in The True Endeavor Jug Band started by blues writer Sam Charters for Vanguard in the late 1960’s. He played guitar for the blues vocalist Judy Roderick and was the featured guitarist on her highly-regarded Woman Blue (Vanguard Records). He co-wrote and recorded the score for Brian de Palma’s first film Greetings –the first role for Robert DeNiro – with Eric Kaz and the band Bear. In 1970, Artie joined forces with his brother Happy Traum. The duo recorded their debut album in ...

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