Adam Traum

Merle Oh Publishing founder Adam Traum is a compelling story-teller who wraps his catchy hooks with infectious grooves. The recent material Adam has been writing evokes images of the Americana landscape spinning tales of heartbreak, beauty, joy, and love in a myriad of cohesive styles.

Adam cross-pollinates Americana genres, blending folk, bluegrass, outlaw singer-songwriters, country blues, and a touch of jazz in his diverse songwriting and cover arrangements. When he performs live Adam brings his passion for music to the stage with a well-polished show, tasty instrumental chops and a relaxed but powerful voice to match.

Growing up in Woodstock, New York, Traum had a front row seat to music history. He formed his love of music watching modern roots/rock pioneers like The Band, John Sebastian and many others play their well crafted, soulfully performed songs. As a teen Adam was raiding his father’s (Happy Traum) ample record collection listening to masters of blues, country and folk for hours and doing his best to play along. After several full on 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.

His latest album “Legacy,” released in late 2020, celebrates his family’s musical roots, expressed in his own way. He is proudly carrying on the family tradition.

He also has many videos on Homespun Music Instruction.