DIDN’T HE RAMBLE RELEASED TO WIDESPREAD CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“The central ingredient remains Hansard’s worn but wonderfully flexible voice, which sounds as kind and expressive as ever, with warmth to match the songs he sings.” —NPR Music
“Didn’t He Ramble evokes a feeling similar to one of Van Morrison’s Celtic-soul fever dreams, burnishing the prevailing sense of romantic fatalism with some low-key bravado on the standout track ‘Winning Streak’ (a kissing cousin to Bob Dylan’s early-Seventies’ chestnut ‘Forever Young’).” —Rolling Stone
“Didn’t He Ramble proves Hansard’s songwriting is better than ever. And though it was perhaps a difficult process, the result is arguably some of his best work to date.” —The Daily Beast
Glen Hansard is nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards for his latest solo album Didn’t He Ramble, which continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim. Most recently American Songwriter included the record as one of the “Top 50 Albums of 2015” and Hansard performed on “Conan,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”
Hansard and his band will continue to support Didn’t He Ramble on tour worldwide. More 2016 dates will be announced soon. See http://glenhansardmusic.com/ for details.
Didn’t He Ramble was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), a frequent collaborator of Hansard’s, and Grammy winner and former Frames band-mate David Odlum (Paloma Faith, Tinariwen). The album was recorded in New York, Dublin, Chicago and France and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Sam Amidon.
Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. In 2013, the Broadway adaptation, Once, The Musical, won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself. His debut solo album Rhythm & Repose was released in 2012.