Glen Hansard, former frontman of The Frames and winner of an Oscar for the soundtrack of ONCE, will arrive in Italy to present the last album, and some songs that have made him one of the most respected musicians of recent years.
Didn't HeRamble, the sequel to the debut solo album Rhythm and Repose of 2012, represents the culmination of two years of recordings between Chicago, NY and rural France and invokes the virtues of simplicity and directness. An album of songs that speak clearly, they go straight to the point, the essence of things, bluntly and unambiguously. Produced with the help of Thomas Bartlett (National, Sufjan Stevens) and bandmate in Frames David Odlum, Did not He Rambl the participation of several guests who took part to the hard work: Sam Beam of Iron and Wine John Sheahan of the Dubliners, passing Sam Amidon of Vermont.
Born in Dublin in 1970 Hansard came to international attention thanks to the participation in the film of Alan Parker's "The Commitments", where interpretala the guitarist Outspan Foster. He later founded the band Frames cult in 1990, becoming one of the most popular Irish musicians and internationally acclaimed. In 2003 he was the face of the Other Voices TV program: Songs from a Room dedicated to the discovery of young Irish talent. In 2006, together with the young Marketa Irglova, Glen form the SWELL SEASON, and together the two musicians are the stars of the beautiful independent film ONCE, through which they won the Oscar for best original song with Falling Slowly. Glen and Marketa also recorded a version of You Is not Goin 'Nowhere by Bob Dylan for Todd Haynes' I'm Not There 2007.