Hansard has also gained acclaim for his acting in the films The Commitments and Once. Hansard won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song in 2007 for Falling Slowly for the film Once. Hansard co-wrote the song with Marketa Irglova, who is the other half of The Swell Season.
To promote his solo debut, Hansard toured the US in June, including a stop at World Cafe Live for a Free At Noon show on June 15. After wrapping up the summer in Europe, Hansard will return to the States for a month in the fall, and then back to Europe through mid-December. In this session Hansard talks to Host, David Dye about the Broadway Show, "Once," his new found fame as a solo artist, and plays live.
LOVE DON'T LEAVE ME WAITING
Glen Hansard / MAYBE NOT TONIGHT / Rhythm and Repose
COME AWAY TO THE WATER
Recent Release: Rhythm And Repose
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Label: ANTI Records
Band Origin: Dublin, Ireland