Folk and jazz musician Artie Traum died on July 20th. Traum was brought up in the Bronx, and as a young man was exposed to the thriving Greenwich Village folk and blues club scene in the 1960s. With his brother Happy, Traum performed at the 1969 Newport Folk Festival, and toured widely in the early 1970s. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Artie Traum was part of the Upstate New York folk musicians gathering known as the Woodstock Mountains Review. Throughout his life, Traum was a prolific performer, recording artist, and producer, who also wrote instructional books, produced documentaries, and took part in a great many other creative endeavors.