Adam Traum always puts on a fun high-energy show with 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 the younger Traum on to blues, bluegrass and folk styles while his irreverent teenaged spirit soaked in electric blues styles and blues-driven rock.
In his early twenties Traum got bit by the Americana bug and there was no turning back. He dug deeper into the styles of the progenitors or American music which informs his choices when he arranges other artists songs and his original music. Traum's influences include Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis to name a few. He performs and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally.