Adam Traum

Americana Roots Singer-Songwriter

About

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

Adam Traum is a compelling story teller who wraps his catchy hooks with infectious grooves.The recent spate of material Adam has been writing  evokes images of the Americana landscape spinning tales of heartbreak, beauty, joy and love in a myriad of cohesive styles. He is currently  recording an upcoming CD with Wolf Run as well as a solo release of his quieter material.

Growing up in Woodstock, New York, in a musical family, Traum had a front row seat to music history. He formed his love and fundamental understanding of music watching modern roots/rock pioneers like The Band, John Sebastian and Orleans play their well crafted, soulfully performed songs. At the same time Adam was raiding his father's (Happy Traum) ample record collection listening to masters of blues, country and folk for hours and doing his best to play along. After several full on 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.

Adam Traum is proudly carrying on the family tradition his way, cross-pollinating Americana genres, blending folk, bluegrass, outlaw singer-songwriters, country blues, and a touch of jazz in his diverse songwriting and cover arrangements. When he performs live Adam brings his passion for music to the stage with a well-polished show, tasty instrumental chops and a relaxed but powerful voice to match. 

He also has several popular videos on Homespun Music Instruction

Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Private Event Sonoma Sonoma
Private Event Sonoma Sonoma
Adam Traum at Pasaggio Wines, Sonoma Passaggio Wines, Sonoma, California Passaggio Wines, Sonoma, California
Private Event Sonoma Sonoma
Wolf Run Duo (Adam Traum and Jack Hines) at Don's String Shop, Los Osos, California Don's String Shop, Los Osos, California Don's String Shop, Los Osos, California
Wolf Run Duo Live at HopMonk Tavern Sonoma Hopmonk Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Straw Wattles Trio Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Webcast on Facebook , Sonoma Webcast on Facebook , Sonoma
Adam Traum Live at Passaggio Wines Tasting Room Passaggio Wines, Sonoma, California Passaggio Wines, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum at Barley and Hops Barley and Hops , Occidental, California Barley and Hops , Occidental, California
Coyote and Tricksters (with Adam Traum) Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California
Westside Ramblers Session with Straw Wattles Duo (Josh Yenne and Adam Traum) Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California
Straw Wattles (Duo) with Josh Yenne Live at Tony's Seafood, Marshall, California Tony's Seafood, Marshall, California Tony's Seafood, Marshall, California
Adam Traum Live (solo) at Rancho Maria Winery, Sonoma 7-9pm Rancho Maria Winery, Sonoma, California Rancho Maria Winery, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum Solo Playing the Wine Country Distillery Festival Wine Country Distillery Festival, Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, California Wine Country Distillery Festival, Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, California
Westside Ramblers Session with James Marshall Berry Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California Reel and Brand, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum plays solo at Keller Street CoWork Happy Hour, Petaluma Keller Street CoWork Keller Street CoWork
Adam Traum with Coyote and the Tricksters at the Reel and Brand Reel and Brand, Sonoma Reel and Brand, Sonoma
 —  — Adam Traum Live at Murphy's Irish Pub Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Private event Sonoma, Ca. Sonoma, Ca.
Adam Traum Teaching at Walker Creek Music Camp Walker Creek Center, Petaluma, California Walker Creek Center, Petaluma, California

Adam Traum on KPIG: One of America's Most Popular Independent Radio Stations

Wolf Run Duo Covers "Miss Ohio"

Recent news

Adam Traum is excited to announce that his latest solo album "Legacy" is almost done! He just got his final masters, and he is getting ready to release his first single "Legacy" on Spotify on October 30. This is his most personal collection of songs to date. The new album will be available on adamtraumguitar.com soon so check back for the November release.

Among the tracks for the full CD is Ash on the Windshield (the video link can be found on the home page), a song about the most recent spate of fires on the West Coast. Adam wrote the song as a gift for his wife on their anniversary and there is a link to F.I.S.H. (Friends in Sonoma Helping) where you can donate to a great local cause that helps many Sonomans in need!

Never one to rest on his laurels, Adam is continuing to track with Wolf Run, his band with Jack Hines (bass) and Kendrick Freeman (drums), for an early 2021 release of their first CD as a band.. Wolf run is shooting for a full-length CD with a number of Adam's original tunes that fit well in a band context.

Keep checking back for more updates. There are plans in the works for more blogs and podcasts!

 

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