Last Thursday, Grammy award winning artists Train performed at a special benefit concert for the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the Edison Ballroom. Preceding the performance, a sit-down dinner was served and the audience was held captive by a speech from Tyrese Alleyne-Davis. Tyrese, a 12 year old boy from Brooklyn, who suffers from cerebral palsy and asthma, has been participating in Starlight programs and events for 5 years. His speech highlighted the many ways that the Starlight Children’s Foundation can brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. An auction following dinner raised much needed funding for the organization.
Prior to the concert, I was only familiar with Train from their recent big (and overplayed) hit “Hey, Soul Sister!”, but TGATP fell in love with them in performance. Kudos to the boys for performing the best cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” that I have ever heard!