A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
This week on the Patcast, it’s Dublin’s The Script! These guys are great friends. They spent a couple months on tour with Train this summer, and we got them to sit down for an interview and (for the first time on the Patcast) a full band acoustic performance. We talk music, touring, and songwriting, and find out how these guys went from being childhood best friends to being one of the biggest bands in Europe. Listen here.
This episode is actually the first Patcast I ever recorded with Butch Walker! Butch is a good friend of mine and a very accomplished singer/songwriter/producer who also worked with my band Train in recording “California 37”. Listen to hear Butch tell many great stories including the time he saw KISS when he was 8 years old. We also sing two of his songs, including a new one off his EP Peachtree Battle, listen here.
Make sure to get Butch’s new EP Peachtree Battle on iTunes at midnight!
This week on the Patcast, I sit down with Adam Schlesinger. Adam is half of the songwriting team behind Fountains Of Wayne and a very successful TV, Film, and Broadway songwriter and musician in his own right. We talk music, songwriting, how the industry has changed over the years, and lots more. Adam forgot to bring along a guitar, but thanks to a last minute delivery we get to play one of my favorite FOW songs too!
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This week’s Patcast is with the very talented The Secret Sisters (pictured above with me backstage at BottleRock Napa). Listen to hear us sing one of their songs and find out how they got their name, it’s an entertaining story!
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Just home from Canfield, Ohio. That is a tremendous place, filled with great, hard working people that believe in the simple things. That is right up my alley. I feel like I’m a country boy at heart except I might like Target more than Walmart..maybe.
Anyway, I’m here to say thank you! Thank you for coming to see us this summer. I feel so lucky and spoiled to be able to sing songs for a huge number of awesome people every night and I wish I could express that better. I want to hug you all.
This tour was filled with smiles and laughter and new and old friendships and ideas and stories of hope and bright eyes and a great light show(thanks, Brock!).
I’m going to write for a while now. I think we have a pretty great album title already but I’ll hit you with that later.
My Espionage friends are heading here this week and so is Jerry Becker. Looking forward to more fun.
I want to send out some fun stuff soon, Twitcam and new tunes etc.
until then, thank you!
Your stories and faces make our lives SO much better! 💖👍💙😬👊
This week’s Patcast is with Gavin DeGraw! We talk about how growing up in a “jail town” affected his outlook in life and sing two of his songs. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did making it, listen here.
And from now on, you can expect Patcast to premiere every other Monday at 2pm EST so the next Patcast will be on 9/2 at 2pm EST. Mark your calendars!
I feel lost without you.
Yes, you’re weird, crazy and out of sorts but you are right where I belong.
Heading from Iowa to Indianapolis and all I can think about is who will I see along the way. I never thought that this 50 year road trip would bring me together with the worlds most amazing people. Now I get it. Train is the Burning Man of music tours. OMG!!!
Man, this shit is awesome. Just spent 5 hours with Sakai, Nikita, Hector and Jerry and we are so excited to go to the next round.
So excited to meet the rest of you. So excited to be a part of music.
See you soon, awesome people!!
Here I am in California.
This place called to me as a young child. Los Angeles was always the land of dreams come true for me for some reason. It seemed as though I was meant to be here. And then from LA I found that San Francisco more fit who I am.
Heading north in the middle of the night with the smell of cow farms and the night sky filled with stars as reminders to keep dreaming.
This place is magic to me. California is a field of dreams to me and it will always be that from Santa Monica to Mill Valley to Castro Valley to Sacramento and San Jose.
Eucalyptus in the air soon. That is how I’ll tell the north from the south.
The west coast is home. It is where I belong. I am grateful for the east coast. Incredible people there with more heart than the rest of the world combined. But the landscape, the philosophy and the air here is what fills me with “home”.
Ah California! If you’ve never been, you should definitely find a way here even just for a visit.
As I stepped on stage in Camden, NJ(our Philadelphia show), I realized that the last time I was here I found out my father passed away. We started with Calling All Angels tonight and something special was in the air.
I started remembering all the great parenting my folks did. It’s humorous some of it. I remember as a small child, they would make me feel special and artistic even when I’m sure I wasn’t. To them I was. I’m grateful for that. I see a lot of great parenting out there in our crowds. Lovely people raising future lovely people. I’m so proud to be human when I see that.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I appreciated tonight more than I let Camden know. I felt very connected to you tonight, like you’ve let me lean on you over the years. Thank you. You’ve been great friends.
I’m so overwhelmed with how beautiful each night of this tour is.
What a great privilege it is to be among you.
I hope you can feel my appreciation each night. It’s as sincere as anything I’ve ever felt.
Thanks again, old and new friends!