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Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard’s Six Piece Band Performs Didn’t He Ramble Live!

As always Glen Hansard is here to charm us today. The Irish singer-songwriter received international acclaim for his starring role in the film Once as well as writing the music including “Falling Slowly” which won as Oscar for best original song. He has released his second solo album Didn't He Ramble and we will hear live versions of the new music with Glen’s six piece band in front of an audience at World Cafe Live. We'll discuss the writing and recording of Didn’t He Ramble that took place in Ireland, France and here in the U.S. He’ll also recount some songwriting stories from Bruce Springsteen and tell us where he keeps his Oscar. At 13 Glen started busking on the same Dublin streets portrayed in Once. He is still part of his first band The Frames. We have a couple of videos from this live performance at and check for a free download of “Winning Streak.”

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Recent Release: Didn’t He Ramble
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Label: Anti/Epitaph

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