Happy Traum (b. Harry Peter Traum, May 9, 1938, The Bronx, New York City) is an American folk musician who started playing music in the Fifties. Happy began playing guitar and 5-string banjo as a teenager. He attended the High School of Music and Art, where he took up music and was drawn into the folk music boom of the late 1950s. He is a former guitar student of the legendary folk and blues musician Brownie Mcghee, for whom he later edited a blues guitar instruction guide and songbook. His group, The New World Singers, was the first to perform and record some of Bob Dylan's earliest songs.