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.
Adam Traum on KPIG: One of America's Most Popular Independent Radio Stations
Wolf Run Duo Covers "Miss Ohio"
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!