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Welcome to AdamTraumGuitar.com! Adam Traum is an artist who seamlessly cross-pollinates Americana genres, blending folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and country-blues music. When Adam takes the stage he brings a high-energy, well-polished show, whether he is playing as a solo artist at an intimate house concert or for a festival crowd backed by his potent band.


Adam’s influences include Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis, to name a few. Traum gigs 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 the diversity in 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 with an intimate feel, paying tribute to his musical heritage.


Upcoming Shows

Date Event Location
 —  — Adam Traum at MerleFest Merle Fest, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Merle Fest, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Stacey Tuel and Adam Traum Live at Red's Apple Road House Red's Apple Roadhouse, Sebastopol, CA Red's Apple Roadhouse, Sebastopol, CA
Adam Traum Live at Epicurean Connection Epicurean Connection, Sonoma, California Epicurean Connection, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum and The Mosey Boys Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
 —  — Private Event Kenwood Farm and Gardens, Kenwood, California Kenwood Farm and Gardens, Kenwood, California
 —  — Private Event  
Adam Traum and The Mosey Boys Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Murpy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murpy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum and The Mosey Boys Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Murpy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murpy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum Trio live at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada
Adam Traum and The Mosey Boys Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Mosey Boys Live at Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Private Event  

My MerleFest set with Pete Seeger 

When I was about 19 or 20 years old, I was  at MerleFest in Wilksboro, North Carolina, helping my parents man the Homespun Tapes booth. At the time it was a relatively small festival with mostly folk, bluegrass and old-time music in honor of the great Merle Watson.

Pete Seeger was playing and asked me to join him for a set on one of the stages. He also invited me to lead a song. I was so nervous and couldn't think of what to play. I was a rocker and electric blues player at the time and didn't have a traditional or folk repertoire. My dad said that I should just play what I feel comfortable with and so I worked up the nerve to play "Little Wing" by Hendrix on my little Takamine 3/4 sized acoustic guitar.

Pete was so gracious and after my song said it was "unfair that someone so young could be so good." I was honored and humbled to play a set with Pete and will remember that day clearly.

When I heard of Pete Seeger's passing I was saddened that our world lost one of the best people to ever walk the earth. RIP Pete Seeger! We'll miss you.

Ghost Jam Session 

I had the pleasure of playing at the Sutter Creek Theatre in Sutter Creek, California with Jack Hines on bass a few weeks ago. It was  great show in a funky old theater in gold country outside of Sacramento in Amador County. We had a great show, but the magic really happened after the gig when the apartment they put us up in gave us access to the theater after hours. 

The Sutter Creek Theatre is supposed to be haunted and after we relaxed for a while and had a few cocktails to wind down from the show we picked up our instruments and had a really inspired jam session. Check out some of the sounds we recorded on a small hand-held recorder placed in the room. Follow the link and enjoy the song and see if you hear any sounds from the ghosts listening.

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