Adam Traum

Americana Roots Singer-Songwriter

About

For Adam Traum it is always about doing right by the song!

Growing up in Woodstock, New York, in a musical family Adam Traum had a front row seat to music history. Adam is proudly carrying on the tradition his way, cross-pollinating Americana genres, blending folk, blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriters and country-blues in his diverse songwriting and cover arrangements. When he performs Adam brings his passion for music to the stage and puts on a well-polished show with tasty guitar chops and a relaxed but powerful voice to match.

He formed his love and fundamental understanding of music watching modern roots/rock pioneers like John Sebastian and The Band play their well crafted, soulfully performed songs. At the same time he was raiding his father's ample record collection and listening to masters of blues, country and folk for hours and doing his best to play along. After several stints in rock bands, Traum found the truth, beauty and honesty in roots music that can't hide behind tricks and effects. His commitment to excellence in songwriting and musicianship translates to his recorded and live performances.

He also has several popular videos on Homespun Music Instruction

Wolf Run's first video release

Adam Traum and Jack Hines have been playing as a duo for about nine years but finally gave themselves a name! Here is their first video as Wolf Run covering "Look at Miss Ohio," a beautiful song written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

UPcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
The Straw Wattles at Murphy's Irish Pub Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum Live at the HopMonk Tavern Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
 —  — Happy and Adam Traum at FreshGrass  
 —  — Eco Torreno Wine Event Sonoma Secret Garden  
 —  — Wolf Run at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
Adam Traum Opens for Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe at the HopMonk Novato Cookout Series Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California
HopMonk Tavern Beer Garden Sonoma 5-7pm Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
 —  — Private event  
Wolf Run (duo) at the HopMonk Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Wolf Run (electric) at JaM Cellars, Napa JaM Cellars, Napa, California JaM Cellars, Napa, California
Adam Traum Plays Passagio Wine Relase Weekend Passagio Tasting Room, Sonoma, California Passagio Tasting Room, Sonoma, California
Wolf Run at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, NV Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
Wolf Run Electric at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, NV Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
 —  — Private Event Sonoma Sonoma
 —  — Adam Traum Live at the HopMonk Novato Beer Garden Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California
Adam Traum and Colin Gilmore at Village Nights hosted by Richard Barone Washington Square Hotel, New York, NY Washington Square Hotel, New York, NY
Sandy Wood Arts Center Tiverton, Rhode Island Tiverton, Rhode Island
House Concert with the Ragged But Right Quartet Oxford, PA Oxford, PA
Ragged But Right Tour at Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA Jammin' Java, Vienna, Va. Jammin' Java, Vienna, Va.
Pete Seeger Tribute Concert with Happy Traum Maverick Concert Series, West Hurley, NY Maverick Concert Series, West Hurley, NY

Recent news

Adam Traum had a successful 2019 East Coast tour with Colin Gilmore and the Kennedys and had a great experience playing a concert in Woodstock, N.Y., at the Maverick in a tribute to Pete Seeger's 100th birthday. Read all about it here!

Check out Adam's YouTube channel where I added a few videos with Colin Gilmore. He also have some Straw Wattles videos up if you want to check those out. Here is a video that was shot on tour with Colin Gilmore this past December. 

Traum is busy finishing his strongest bunch of new tunes to date for a new CD he plans on releasing in 2020. He also is now active on Patreon where he has unique offerings that aren't available anywhere else. He also has a brand new video out on Homespun Music Instruction Ukulele for Guitar Players.

The video below is from a celebration of Greenwich Village music in Central park last August.

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