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 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. His latest album "Legacy," released in late 2020, celebrates his family's musical roots, while proudly carrying on the family tradition.
Adam cross-pollinates 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.
Growing up in Woodstock, New York, Traum had a front row seat to music history. He formed his love of music watching modern roots/rock pioneers like The Band, John Sebastian and many others 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 playing in several full on rock bands, Traum found the truth, beauty and honesty in the roots music he was raised around. His commitment to excellence in songwriting and musicianship translates to both his recorded and live performances.
He also has several popular videos on Homespun Music Instruction.
Adam Traum has some exciting gigs, lots of projects, and a bunch of newly composed songs that he's looking forward to sharing at some December gigs.
His Homespun method lesson has been out for a few months with some really excellent feedback. Mastering Your Scales-Adam Traum's 'Zone' Method for Fretboard Navigation delves deep into understanding of the entire neck of the guitar with play along tracks and embedded color-coded tablature for better comprehension and practice. It would make a great gift for an aspiring player in your life if your looking for a gift for the musician in your life.
Adam is continuing to track with Wolf Run, his band with Jack Hines (bass) and Kendrick Freeman (drums), for a 2023 release of their first CD. They are wrapping up vocals and mixing what promises to be a terrific new album of mostly original material.
Adam Traum's solo album "Legacy" is available to stream on Spotify and other streaming services and is available for purchase at Bandcamp now and the physical copies are available at adamtraumguitar.com and on CD Baby. This is Adam's most personal collection of songs to date where the tracks range from serious to lighthearted. He highlights some killer guest performances from Happy Traum, David Thom, Jack Hines, and Josh Yenne.
Among the tracks for the full CD is "Ash on the Windshield" (the video link can be found below), a song about 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!
Keep checking back for more updates. There are plans in the works for more blogs and podcasts!