The father-and-son team of Happy and Adam Traum, appearing Friday night at Coffee Gallery Backstage, brings a wealth of stellar guitar chops to the stage.
The elder Traum is a legendary musician, part of the original Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, and an early disciple of the blues great Brownie McGhee. He recorded and performed with various early folk legends, including Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Levon Helm, Pete Seeger and other historic masters of the form. He left an indelible mark on the early folk revival, performing at clubs, concert halls and festivals in the US and overseas. His latest CD, “Just for the Love of It” has received rave reviews, including in Rolling Stone.
Adam Traum was raised in the historic, counter-cultural epicenter of Woodstock, New York in a musical family, and music shaped his world view from the beginning. He now is considered a mainstay of the Bay Area music scene, having gained renown as a stellar guitarist. His original tunes combine elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and country blues. The younger Traum’s latest disc, “Just Like Home,” an all-acoustic collection of intimate songs, celebrates his musical heritage.
Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $20. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.