Adam Traum and the Traumatics

Adam Traum and the Traumatics


We are and Americana roots band with a sound that encompasses rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, swing and a little bit of classic country. The Traumatics music creates an atmosphere that is reminiscent of Spanish moss hanging off of cyprus groves with a cold beer next to you and a line in the water.


Adam Traum was playing primarily as a solo Americana roots and blues artist using pick-up bands when he was introduced the acoustic bassist Tony Robinson. Robinson, a founding member of the Sonoma County bluegrass juggernaut, Poor Man's Whiskey, had recently left the group and he started playing with Adam on a regular basis by the Spring of 2007.

The combination of both Traum's and Robinson's originals and great selection of cover songs continue to excite Francisco Bay Area audiences. Traum's dynamic vocal range and guitar skills along with Robinson's powerful bass work, singing, and make this band a great package to entertain in any size festival, club gig or event.


Traumatics EP in preproduction
Adam Traum; "Meant To Be", 2007

Set List

Our sets run at least 60 minutes, but are usually longer. We play a nice balance of originals and bluegrass, rockabilly and blues standards including:
Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters)
On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)
That's Alright Momma
Baby Please Don't Go
Jumbalaya on Bayou
Should Have Been Me (Ray Charles)
Roll Around Heaven All Day (Louis Armstrong)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
California Stars (Woody Guthrie)
Red Haired Boy (fiddle tune)
Poke Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)
Cabin in the Pines (traditional bluegrass song)
Nine Pound Hammer (traditional bluegrass song)
Get Up Jake (The Band)
The Weight (The Band)
Gimme That Wine (swing)
Georgia On My Mind (Hoagie Carmichal)
Big City (Merle Haggard)

and many more.