This concert premieres on PBS August 3, 2006
(check local listings)
San Francisco’s Train is one of the most successful bands
stemming from the late-‘90s, having sold millions of records
and producing solid hit after hit with each album it releases. Singer Pat Monahan, guitarist Jimmy Stafford, drummer Scott Underwood,
bassist Johnny Colt and keyboardist Brandon Bush know how to craft
thoughtful ballads to anthemic rock ‘n’ roll –
fans and radio cannot get enough of them.
Soundstage welcomes the group, who deliver a rousing performance
packed with sing-along choruses and hook-filled melodies. From its
earliest introduction to the world, “Meet Virginia,”
to its most recent single, “Cab,” Train’s show
is top-notch and note perfect. The beautiful ballads “Drops
of Jupiter” and “She’s On Fire” are true
gems. So is the anthemic “Calling All Angels” and Train’s
reading of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” is a show-stopper.