Adam Traum always puts on a fun high-energy show that has a rootsy vibe with a rock and roll attitude. He was raised Woodstock, N.Y., in a musical family, which shaped his musical world view. His father Happy Traum, a mainstay of the Greenwich Village folk scene, turned Adam on to blues, bluegrass and folk styles while his irreverent teenaged spirit reveled in blues-driven rock. In his early twenties Adam got bit by the Americana bug and there was no turning back. His influences include Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis to name a few. He both performs and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
He has two instructional DVD guitar lessons on Homespun Tapes. His CD "Meant To Be" (2006) celebrates his diversity highlighting his songwriting, which incorporates story-driven songs, humor and catchy guitar riffs. Traum's newest release "Just Like Home" (2012), is an all acoustic collection of songs that have an intimate feel and pays tribute to his musical heritage.