Train was the latest band to perform at our legendary Acoustic Cafe series. The band took the stage at the Russian Lady in downtown Hartford for a four-song acoustic set for their biggest fans here in Connecticut! Check out some great videos of the entire performance, including Train’s unplugged take on their latest smash hit single, “Drive By” and more!

The stage was set at The Russian Lady in downtown Hartford as over a hundred of Train’s most excited fans anxiously awaited the band’s performance. Pat, Jimmy and Scott soon took the stage to a rousing round of cheers! The frontman, with a tambourine shaker in hand joked that with his instrument of choice, he didn’t even need the other guys, before the band kicked off the show with an acoustic version of their hit single “Save Me, San Francisco.” It’s incredible just how great this tune sounds when Train plays it out live– check it out!

Pat noticed one particularly enthusiastic dancer in the audience, and invited her up on stage to dance during the next song. While she declined, she was more than happy to get a hug from the singer. Pat was happy to oblige, although Scott took some offense– “You never hug me,” he quipped before Pat shared that next up the band would be playing a brand-new song… one so new he needed to sing the lyrics off a “cheat sheet” in his hand! The song is called “This’ll be My Year,” from the band’s upcoming new album California 37, and it’s pretty obvious this one will be the latest in their long line of smash hits!

Train immediately went into a third song next, an unplugged rendition of their latest single “Drive By.” This song really got the crowd going!

Pat admitted the band was only supposed to play three songs (they had a plane to catch in a few hours to continue promoting the new album), but they decided to share one more song with their fans in Hartford. With some help from the audience, Train closed out their set with their biggest hit song “Hey Soul Sister,” and really brought it home.  Not only are Train a cool bunch of guys, but they’re one of the tightest and best live bands we’ve ever hosted at the Acoustic Cafe, and as the band left stage everybody was more excited than ever to check out California 37 when it hits later this month!

The band also took some time to chat with Scot Haney from WFSB’s Better Connecticut… Click Here to check out the full interview as Train discusses the origin of their band name, the rules of skinny jeans, their favorite songs to sing… and which band member was the Prom King in High School!

The Acoustic Cafe with Train was brought to you by 965 TIC, Columbia Records and Miller Lite!


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