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 instructional DVD guitar and mandolin lessons on Homespun Music Instruction. Traum's release "Just Like Home" (2012), is an all acoustic collection of songs that have an intimate feel and pays tribute to his musical heritage. He released the "One-takes" (2016) with the Mosey Boys with David Thom and Jack Hines. He is currently in pre-production for a new CD of original music.