“"[Adam Traum's] guitar playing will make you want to learn his guitar licks, and the songs are enjoyable-by turns free-wheeling, sardonic or plaintive, and always offering the release and redemption that keep us coming back to the folk-blues mother lode.” ”
— Phil Catalfo - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
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About Adam Traum
Adam Traum is a compelling story teller who wraps his catchy hooks with infectious grooves. In the recent spate of songs Adam has been writing and recording for his upcoming CD with Wolf Run as well as a solo release of his quieter side, He evokes images of the Americana landscape spinning tales of heartbreak, beauty, joy and love in a myriad of cohesive styles.
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 the 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.
“Music is in Adam Traum's blood. His father, Happy Traum, was a Greenwich Village folk music icon, who recorded with Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. The younger Traum is a chip off the old block, yet he definitely puts his own stamp on roots music. The vocalist-guitarist's mix of folk, country, rockabilly and blues has made him one of the more intriguing entertainers on the Americana scene.”
Jim Harrington - Oakland Tribune/San Jose Mercury News