One of the important figures in passing on the old traditional music of Himmerland. He became a member of Rebildspillemændene - and a number of younger musicians like Lars Lilholt and Klaus Pindstrup often refer to Otto Trads as one of their major musical inspirations.
Other musicians of the Trads family:
- the father: Jens Nielsen Trads (1859-1916)
- and the other Trads brothers:
Kristian Trads, violin (real name: Niels Kristian Nielsen Trads), 1889-1962
Niels Trads, violin, cello and trumpet (real name: Niels Nielsen Trads), 1893-1977
Jens Trads, violin and trombone (real name: Jens Ravnkilde Nielsen Trads), 1896-1977