Adam Traum

Americana Roots Singer-Songwriter

About

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.

UPcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Straw Wattles at the HopMonk Tavern Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
 —  — Adam Traum Live at the Sonoma International Film Festival Sonoma Film Festival, Sonoma, Ca. Sonoma Film Festival, Sonoma, Ca.
 —  — Private Party Sonoma Sonoma Sonoma
Staw Wattles Live at the William Tell House William Tell House, Tomales, CA 94971 William Tell House, Tomales, CA 94971
Adam Traum solo acoustic at the HopMonk Tavern Novato Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California
The Straw Wattles Live at the HopMonk Sonoma 8-10pm Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
An Evening at the Mud Puddle, Niles Canyon Mud Puddle Music Shop, Freemont, California Mud Puddle Music Shop, Freemont, California
 —  — Take the Lead! Guitar Workshop at Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto, California Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto, California
Happy and Adam Traum Live at the HopMonk Tavern Sonoma Listening Room Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Straw Wattles at the HopMonk Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Adam Traum Solo Acoustic Show at HopMonk Novato Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California
Adam Traum and Friends at Murphy's Irish Pub Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma, California
Wolf Run at Sonoma Springs Community Hall Sonoma Springs Community Hall, Sonoma Sonoma Springs Community Hall, Sonoma
Adam Traum at HopMonk Tavern Beer Garden Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California Hopmonk Tavern Novato, Novato, California
Colin Gilmore, Justine Lucas and Adam Traum at the Starling Bar Starling Bar Sonoma, Sonoma, California Starling Bar Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Wolf Run at the HopMonk Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Private Event Sonoma Sonoma
Straw Wattles at Heritage Turkey Sunday Supper Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen, California Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen, California
Adam Traum with Pete Madsen and Mark Goldenberg Timbre Folk, Berkeley, California 94710 Timbre Folk, Berkeley, California 94710
 —  — Adam Traum at Passagio Tasting Room Sonoma Passagio Tasting Room, Sonoma, California Passagio Tasting Room, Sonoma, California

Recent news

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.

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