A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
It’s Eg White on this edition of the Patcast. Yes, you read that right. His name is Eg White, and he is one of the songwriters behind the success of artists like Adele and James Morrison. Hear how he went from being in some of the weirdest bands you’ve never heard of, to being half of critically acclaimed duo Eg & Alice to being one of the most in-demand songwriters in the world. And find out what ‘dropping your t’s is all about. Listen here.
Here’s Pergo’s Spotify playlist with songs Eg White has written.
This week on the Patcast the lead singer and founding member of Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchinson, joins us for live music and a talk about his songwriting process. He tells us how he went from being an introverted kid to the frontman of a band, and why Seattle has been such a great place for his band. He also sings “The Woodpile”, listen here.
Former NFL Cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks Marcus Trufant is my guest this week on the Patcast! Marcus lives in my neighborhood, and he was nice enough to come by my studio and sit down for a conversation about his career in pro football, growing up in Washington with his 2 brothers who also play in the NFL, and what he’s been up to lately. Listen here.
This week on the Patcast, it’s our great privilege to bring to you one of the original members of Journey: Jonathan Cain! In this interview, learn how a doodle in a spiral notebook became one of the biggest songs in the history of rock and roll and find out who the singer in the smokey room is. We also talk shop about being professional musicians and aspiring wine-makers. All that and a couple of great live Journey songs! Patcast! Listen here.
This week’s Patcast by Pat Monahan is with Donavon Frankenreiter. We talk about his music career, his surf career, how he landed in Hawaii and his longtime friendship with Jack Johnson. We also spill our guts over our mutual fears of big waves and forgetting lyrics. It’s all live from the Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, where you can hear the band Best Coast playing in the background. Listen here.
Today is the 1 year anniversary of the San Francisco Giants winning the 2012 World Series and Barry Zito is my guest this week! This superstar pitcher was an integral part of helping the Giants win the NLCS and the World Series. He talks about his life in baseball, coming up as a left-handed pitcher with a left field personality, and his deep love for music. He even plays us one of his own original songs. It’s our great privilege to present the first pro athlete ever heard on Patcast by Pat Monahan—Barry Zito! Listen here.
Back in May, Train played at the first ever Bottle Rock festival. While we were there, we were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with one of my favorite comedians—Jim Breuer. On this Patcast, Jim talks to us about his deep love for heavy music, his years of working as a comedian, actor, and radio host, and the time he took his 85-year-old father on tour with him. Listen here.
Fall Out Boy is one of the biggest bands to ever emerge from the pop punk scene. Back in July, I had Pete Wentz come sit down for a conversation in my studio. Since forming Fall Out Boy in 2001, this guy has done just about everything: touring the world, creating some of the most memorable punk music in years, starting a successful record label, opening and running a bar, appearing in numerous tv shows and movies, and becoming a dad. After a 4 year hiatus, Fall Out Boy is back with a #1 record, Save Rock and Roll, a new EP produced by Ryan Adams, and playing sold out shows are the world again. On this Patcast, we talk about all of that, and I find out what ‘RBF’ means!
This week, it’s a very special Patcast. I got the chance to sit down with one of the biggest stars in the world right now—Niall Horan of One Direction. We had a crazy day off in LA during our summer tour. Jerry, Pergo, and I all headed downtown to check out this UK phenomenon as they began the first of 3 sold out nights at the Staples Center. These guys are super busy, and we were lucky to be able to sit down with Niall for a few minutes before the show started. We play a couple songs including their hit “What Makes You Beautiful”, talk about what inspires him musically, and he tells us what it’s like to have girls screaming at him everywhere he goes. Listen here.