Artie Traum Has Died

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    Artie was the brother of Happy Traum, owner of May God comfort his family and friends.

    Artie Traum, notable of folk music scene, dies at 65

    July 22, 2008

    WOODSTOCK - Artie Traum, a veteran songwriter and guitarist who came out of the Greenwich Village folk music scene, has died. He was 65.

    Traum died Sunday at his home in upstate Bearsville, near Woodstock, from cancer that spread to his liver, said manager Jeff Heiman.

    Traum was born and reared in the Bronx and played around the seminal Greenwich Village scene of the '60s along with his brother, Happy Traum. The brothers would play together on and off for decades. Traum also recorded a series of solo albums and produced or recorded with some of the biggest names in folk, rock and jazz, from Bela Fleck to
    Pete Seeger, according to his Web site. Traum began recording jazz albums in the '90s.

    Happy Traum said his brother's musical sensibility, though
    grounded in the folk tradition, encompassed styles from jug band to contemporary jazz.

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    To All Our Homespun Friends and Customers,

    Four years ago, my brother Artie Traum was diagnosed with a rare ocular melanoma, and he had been undergoing regular treatments for it. In May, however, it was discovered that the cancer had spread to his liver, and it was incurable. Like everything else in his life, Artie handled his diagnosis with dignity, strength and acceptance and even a little of his irreverent humor. He died peacefully, at home on Sunday, July 20, with his devoted and loving wife of 28 years, Beverly, at his side.

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    Sorry to hear that 65 is too young these days

    First time I heard his music was your posting his passing it was enjoyable to look up his performances.


    This song "Halifax" is filled with history

    R.I.P. kind artist

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