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Reserved Hall Seats: $60.00, $30.00, $27.50 (partial obstruction)
General Admission/Outdoors/Uncovered: $25.00, Students: $10


Happy Traum, vocals, guitar
Cindy Cashdollar, slide and lap steel guitars
John Sebastian, harmonica and guitars
Eugene Ruffolo, vocals and guitar
Ryan Berg, bass
And Special Guests TBA

Supported in part by The Kvistad Foundation

A concert in memory of musician and producer, Bob Kaminsky, a beloved member of the Woodstock community.

Happy Traum

Happy Traum was smitten by American folk music and began playing guitar and 5-string banjo as a teenager. He was an active participant of the legendary Washington Square/Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1950s and ‘60s, and studied guitar with the famed blues master, Brownie McGhee.

A first-rate fingerstyle guitarist and singer, he has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a soloist and as a member of various groups. His avid interest in traditional and contemporary folk music has brought him recognition as a performer, writer, editor, session musician, teacher and recording artist.

Happy’s first appearance in a recording studio was at a historic session in 1963 when a group of young folk musicians, including Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Peter LaFarge and The Freedom Singers gathered in Folkways Records’ studio for an album called Broadsides. Happy with his group, the New World Singers, cut the first recorded version of “Blowin’ In The Wind”, and Happy sang a duet with Dylan on his anti-war song “Let Me Die in My Footsteps.”

Cindy Cashdollar

Cindy Cashdollar is an American musician specializing in steel guitar and Dobro. She grew up in Woodstock, New York, where she perfected her skills by playing with bluegrass musician John Herald, blues musicians Paul Butterfield, and Levon Helm and Rick Danko of The Band. After residing in Austin, Texas, for 23 years, she has now returned to her native Woodstock, New York.

Cashdollar received five Grammy awards while playing for eight years with Asleep at the Wheel, and has also backed such noted performers as Bob Dylan, Leon Redbone, Redd Volkaert, Carla Olson and Ryan Adams. In August 2019, Cashdollar recorded dobro and lap steel on “Save Your Love For Me,” the new Grayson Hugh record. In 2003, the Academy of Western Artists recognized Cashdollar as Instrumentalist of the Year Award in the Western Swing Music genre. She was inducted into The Austin Chronicle Hall of Fame in 2011–12.

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