It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Glen Hansard

With a host of real-life songs and lilting vocals that reflect a passion for his influences (particularly Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan), Glen Hansard is best known for his work with the Frames and the Swell Season. Born to a working-class Dublin family during the spring of 1970, he left school at age 13 in search of making music his career. He began busking in the streets of Dublin, laying the groundwork for his engaging stage persona and, ironically, mimicking the plot line of Once, the movie that would later make him a star in multiple countries. By his late teens, Hansard had recorded his first demo with the help of his Mum, who'd lent him some money for the project. One of the 50 tapes he pressed landed in the hands of Island Records' Denny Cordell, a former producer who'd previously helped bring Tom Petty and Joe Cocker to the Island roster. Upon a meeting at Cordell's flat, the 17-year-old Hansard also met Ron Wood, Marianne Faithfull, and Stewart Copeland. The meeting, to say the least, left a lasting impression on Hansard, and in the end, Cordell signed him with the approval of Island founder Chris Blackwell.

From there, Hansard quickly gathered a group of fellow buskers and formed the Frames. Unfortunately, quick accolades proved daunting for Hansard and the Frames, whose grunge-influenced release Another Love Song came and went without selling much. Island Records responded by dropping the group. To distract himself from the disappointment, Hansard took on the role of Outspan Foster, a guitarist in the famed Alan Parker film The Commitments. He would later admit that he shouldn't have taken the role, as it merely placated his struggle with making music. But a trip to New York gave Hansard the space and time to dream it all up again, and with a newfound focus, he wrote the guitar-blazing anthem "Revelate" and "Say It to Me Now." Both songs eventually landed on the Frames' proper debut album, Fitzcarraldo, which was released in 1996 and helped make the Frames a popular group in Ireland.

Over the next decade, Hansard and the Frames continued releasing albums while also becoming one of Ireland's finest live acts. In 2003, Hansard played host to Other Voices: Songs from a Room, a popular television show featuring Ireland's best in new music. Three years later, while the Frames readied the release of their sixth effort, The Cost, Hansard unveiled a new side project called the Swell Season. The acoustic-based group featured his collaborations with Czech songstress Markéta Irglová. He and Irglová also appeared as working-class immigrants in the Irish movie Once, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and won an Oscar later that year. Thanks to the movie's success (not to mention its popular soundtrack, Once: Music from the Motion Picture, which featured the band's music), the Swell Season became a popular act in Ireland and abroad, leading to the release of a mature sophomore album in 2009. 2012's Anti-released Rhythm and Repose, the solo debut from Hansard, was produced by Thomas Bartlett (the National, Antony & the Johnsons) and inspired by the singer/songwriter's year-and-a-half spent as a denizen of New York City. Later in 2012 Hansard's track "Take the Heartland" appeared on the Hunger Games soundtrack, and the following year he recorded a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Drive All Night" with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, which was included on an Anti-issued EP of same name in November in aid of music education charity Little Kids Rock. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in the next 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in BIG letters this is so scary cus it actually works!
Amazing song!
Que hermosa canción...
What a beautiful song...
Dont read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of Ur life. Tomorrow will be the best day of Ur life. However if u don't post this comment on at least 3 songs u will die in 2 days. Now you've start reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works.
Live, intimate setting, raw unabashed musical fury. Teamed with Eddie Vedder on this night. Unforgettabl e !
God how i love this man! He's so amazing,have had the honor and privilage to see him 3times already.2 free shows at Amoeba once with the Swell Season and the other his solo debut.The other time was The Frames reunion tour at the Avalon in Hollywood. Every fricking time he's been amazing.He's a truly amazing musician,giv e s it all every time he goes on stage.
Watched him live in Hardy Strictly Blue Grass festival in SF, was the only artist I wanted to see so much, What a beautiful voice he has. So much energy he gave to the crowd, even made everyone dance to his last song! :) Loved every moment that he was on stage, he left happy tears in my eyes :')
prskalos
Thanks for your energy in Seattle Glen. My face hurt today from smiling so much last night. you are amazing!
ginaamaria
Seeing Glen Hansard live is one of the best shows you will ever see..he is an amazing performer and so inspiring!
I thought he was Cat Stevens at first...
gwen422
Nice song!!
Loved the movie and the soundtrack.
lamb.kendra
was surprised to hear his falling slowly song covered already by Kris Allen. liked glen's better
Such great songwriters! I love their work and I was lucky enough to have seen Swell Season live as well. I look forward with anticipation to more of their swoon-worthy tunes! :)
OMG,Looooooo v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v e it!
makes my day to hear
Glen Hansard is an intense and passionate musician..
Once is such a great small film with this amazing sound track. I saw them in concert and Glen Hansard started the concert with just his folk guitar...it was fantastic!
jayjaynng
They are fantastic in person, as well! Really connect with the audience.
lulv luv luv
I've always dreamed of learning harmony like that
simmonds 7/09
this movie was wonderful, the music was wonderful and the passion is just amazing. what's even cooler is I was watching another favorite movie "The Committments " and Glen Hansard is the guitar player in the band!!! Awesome!
marilola.per e z
I also want to leave my job and do something... anything. This is some powerful music.
I went out and bought a four track recorder, quit my job, started writing and recording, making demos. I refuse to put my dreams on the back burner. I am prepared to take it to the street if need be. Thank you for such a wonderful kick in the a**.
This man is a genuis, sheer brilliance, lyricaly and musicaly
Haven't heard good music like this in a while. Finally some originality. .
great writer
meganmariebu r t
brilliant
love love love love love
He is a powerful vocalist...g o o s e b u m p inspiring. Excellent movie, and great duo with great musical chemistry.
decent
It's very hard to find many good duet artists in modern music; Glen and Marketa make the perfect musical team.
Really great movie, awesome soundtrack.
ivett.garza
Watch the movie; the music really comes to life.
hitchcock.21 3
amazing
grimafox
brilliant
Truly, truly inspiring. Thank you.
LOVE LOVE LOVE "Falling Slowly" and "Gold" - two of the best songs I've heard in years.
"Make art, Make art." 'Glen Hansard, 2008 oscars.'
Yep, would have passed this up as a chick flick if i'd seen it in the vid store. Fortunately a good friend recommended it. I watched it over and over. Glen has a real gift for making you feel his emotion when he sings. Thank God the singer-songw r i t e r is back in pop music!
conroo
I knew nothing of this movie when I decided to rent it. It touched the artist in me. A new favorite, for sure!
This is a new favorite movie. The chemistry was palpable between Glen and Marketa Irglova. I think my favorite scene was when they BLEW the sound engineer away in the studio with "When Your Mind's Made Up" - I get chills thinking about it.
Congrats on a well-earned Oscar!! The best acceptance speeches of the evening!!
This movie become a favorite of mine from the moment I started watching it. The music is passionate.. . Y o u can feel his heart breaking when he sings. Gorgeous!
unbelievable raw feeling in his songs. PLay them loud!
One of the best movies Ive seen in a long time. Soundtrack rivals Garden State which was fantastic in my opinion.
I'm a dude and I even liked it.
Once is altogether an inspirationa l film - one of the best about the power of music to draw people together. (And the soundtrack ain't too shabby, neither...)
one of the best films of the year. No doubt.
Real likable guy

one of the best films of the year. No doubt.
Real likable guy

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[83, 97, 117, 122, 72, 76, 88, 120, 106, 104, 69, 85, 109, 77, 116, 109, 64, 90, 93, 112, 64, 82, 73, 127, 105, 94, 68, 122, 121, 105, 98, 118, 93, 116, 119, 68, 82, 83, 94, 69, 96, 121, 98, 87, 66, 88, 64, 79, 92, 83, 116, 73, 84, 98, 99, 75, 121, 106, 64, 78, 103, 112, 96, 90, 77, 88, 98, 126, 102, 114, 84, 97, 74, 98, 100, 95, 125, 124, 72, 78, 123, 85, 84, 105, 76, 90, 111, 65, 76, 125, 91, 111, 79, 84, 67, 67, 112, 121, 125, 70, 108, 103, 103, 119, 112, 111, 79, 92, 90, 103, 75, 77, 99, 65, 101, 67, 96, 109, 77, 71, 123, 79, 103, 82, 64, 90, 121, 127, 86, 101, 90, 105, 75, 109, 84, 122, 66, 104, 70, 64, 101, 111, 100, 95, 105, 95, 72, 123, 127, 79, 124, 91, 82, 74, 98, 78, 83, 106, 126, 127, 83, 89, 97, 118, 76, 112, 83, 101, 71, 104, 96, 70, 119, 72, 108, 107, 111, 80, 97, 71, 87, 103, 126, 84, 107, 93, 89, 117, 120, 105, 80, 119, 91, 83, 66, 100, 121, 73, 95, 125, 82, 124, 69, 91, 75, 77, 95, 77, 73, 71, 74, 117, 102, 85, 96, 111, 96, 109, 100, 79, 119, 119, 99, 82, 87, 64, 90, 126, 126, 83, 101, 115, 85, 99, 111, 68, 70, 114, 81, 107, 106, 116, 86, 118, 93, 112, 125, 72, 107, 118, 83, 123, 111, 98, 66, 97, 81, 111, 112, 100, 124, 84, 68, 65, 121, 97, 103, 113, 90, 68, 87, 65, 121, 68, 122, 91, 72, 80, 99, 100, 89, 76, 105, 116, 120, 115, 110, 90, 95, 99, 123, 66, 108, 125, 64, 104, 81, 117, 109, 71, 86, 84, 82, 93, 114, 77, 71, 91, 80, 85, 119, 108, 107, 81, 84, 108, 84, 67, 114, 83, 97, 96, 115, 105, 104, 120, 127, 103, 84, 83, 99, 81, 80, 110, 104, 94, 113, 76, 72, 125, 122, 64, 121, 112, 79, 68, 112, 92, 121, 93, 114, 77, 124, 97, 105, 95, 73, 80, 118, 91, 119, 80, 83, 117, 70, 124, 86, 90, 68, 82, 117, 85, 67, 124, 66, 91, 127, 70, 127, 100, 106, 109, 102, 125, 110, 72, 118, 70, 106, 107, 106, 78, 68, 77, 65, 74, 82, 122, 126, 74, 100, 65, 71, 100, 126, 125, 107, 120, 64, 120, 121, 95, 113, 120, 93, 100, 88, 112, 97, 64, 67, 88, 93, 118, 91, 79, 95, 108, 78, 78, 70, 92, 126, 125, 93, 71, 72, 89, 106, 96, 68, 88, 75, 66, 94, 98, 105, 99, 101, 127, 108, 114, 102, 111, 70, 97, 108, 97, 125, 123, 89, 115, 114, 75, 94, 103, 77, 78, 125, 111, 82, 122, 105, 106, 103, 123, 106, 70, 75, 95, 108, 89, 78, 121, 79, 79, 65, 75, 83, 86, 104, 83, 70, 78, 84, 95, 104, 78, 126, 95, 76, 64, 82, 107, 95, 99, 79, 86, 104, 79, 76, 98]