My guest on Bluegrass Jam Along this week is Happy Traum.
Happy founded Homespun with his wife, Jane, in 1967. In the 55 years that followed, Homespun has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn to play music and has worked with some of the all-time bluegrass greats, including Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Bill Monroe, John Hartford, Sam Bush and many, many more.
Happy share the story of how Homespun was born, as well as memories of working with some of those iconic musicians, many of whom became friends along the way.
Happy also gave listeners to Bluegrass Jam Along an exclusive discount for anything from the (huge!) Homespun catalogue. Just enter the code JAMALONG at checkout and you'll get 20% off. You've got till July 8th 2022 to take advantage so hurry!
Here are some of my favourites, in case you need some ideas!
The Tony Rice Guitar Method
Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques
The Sam Bush Mandolin Method
Stuff we chat about in the episode
Happy's signature guitar from Santa Cruz
Richard Thompson's Frets and Refrains camp
Adam Traum's website