Rob Hotchkiss won a Grammy Award (Best Rock Song) for five-time nominated "Drops of Jupiter", and was the musical force behind hits such as Meet Virginia, Free, I Am , and Get To Me. Rob founded the band, Train, and his songwriting was integral to their multi-platinum success. For creative reasons Rob left Train after their third album to record and produce the solo album, Midnight Ghost, which received tremendous critical acclaim. Rob’s classic sound, with meaningful lyrics, beautiful melodies, and lush harmonies, has been likened to The Beatles, Neil Young, and more current artists like Ed Sheeran. After several years of retirement from music, Rob moved back to the Bay Area to work with Tom Luce (of LUCE) and Charlie Colin (former member of Train) on a project called Painbirds, releasing an eponymous EP in June of 2015. Rob is currently performing as a solo artist, writing songs and performing in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, with plans to tour the West Coast.