Adam Traum

Americana Roots Singer-Songwriter


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"

Recent news

We are living in strange times but Adam Traum is doing his best to keep moving forward and keep making music!

He got some great news from the West Coast Songwriters about a category with for Acoustic Singer/Songwriter in their 2020 Songwriting Competition for his song "Jagged and Mean" which will be on his upcoming solo CD "Legacy" due out in early October. Adam Traum had the pleasure to do two tracks with Happy Traum in addition to Jack Hines, Josh Yenne, David Thom. This crop of songs are among Adam Traum's strongest and things are sounding terrific.

Speaking of the new CD, Adam will be launching an Indiegogo campaign by mid-July to help raise money for his final production costs including a PR campaign, mastering, replication and cover design. He is in the final stages of tracking and cleaning up some loose ends. Look for his single to launch soon as well.

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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