Folksinger Artie Traum Dead at 65

Folksinger and guitarist Artie Traum died Sunday afternoon (July 20) at his home in Woodstock, N.Y., of cancer. He was 65. He and his brother, Happy, recorded two albums for Capitol Records in Nashville in the early 1970s. Subsequently, the Bronx-born musician performed, produced and/or recorded with such Nashville figures as Jim Rooney (producer of Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement and John Prine, among others), Pat Alger (co-writer of “The Thunder Rolls”) and banjoist Béla Fleck. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.