For Adam Traum it is always about doing right by the song!
Growing up in Woodstock, New York, in a musical family Adam Traum had a front row seat to music history. Adam is proudly carrying on the tradition his way, cross-pollinating Americana genres, blending folk, blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriters and country-blues in his diverse songwriting and cover arrangements. When he performs Adam brings his passion for music to the stage and puts on a well-polished show with tasty guitar chops and a relaxed but powerful voice to match.
He formed his love and fundamental understanding of music watching modern roots/rock pioneers like John Sebastian and The Band play their well crafted, soulfully performed songs. At the same time he was raiding his father's ample record collection and listening to masters of blues, country and folk for hours and doing his best to play along. After several stints in 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.
He also has several popular videos on Homespun Music Instruction.
Wolf Run's first video release
Adam Traum and Jack Hines have been playing as a duo for about nine years but finally gave themselves a name! Here is their first video as Wolf Run covering "Look at Miss Ohio," a beautiful song written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.
Adam Traum had a great time at MerleFest playing with his father Happy Traum and after brief respite where he penned a few new tunes and is ready to roll as he will be kicking his summer and fall into high gear. He will start with a great opening gig for Willie Watson at the HopMonk Tavern Listening room in Novato on June 20 and then playing a duo show with Jack Hines as Wolf Run on June 28 at the William Tell House in Tomales.
He will also be embarking on an East Coast Tour starting from July 6-16 covering a lot of ground with Colin Gilmore and the Kennedys as well as a show with Happy Traum.
Traum's most recent Homespun instructional videos Ukulele for Guitar Players: The Basics and Ukulele for Guitar Players: Beyond the Basics is due out by mid-June.
Check out Adam's YouTube channel where I added a few videos with Colin Gilmore. He also have some Straw Wattles videos up if you want to check those out. Here is a video that was shot on tour with Colin Gilmore this past December.
Traum is busy finishing his strongest bunch of new tunes to date for a new CD he plans on releasing in May 2019.
The video below is from a celebration of Greenwich Village music in Central park last August.