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Personal Favorite: The Swell Season

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Click the Header to hear “Low Rising”.

Artist Bio: The Swell Season are Glen Hansard (from the Irish band, The Frames) and Marketa Irglova (classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist). Musicians that have appeared on their albums and accompanied them on tour include: Marja Tuhkanen (violin), Bertrand Galen (cello), John Carney (bass guitar), Thomas Bartlett (keyboard), Joseph Doyle (bass guitar), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin), Rob Bochnik (guitar), Graham Hopkins (drums), Javier Mas (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums), Steven Bernstein (horns), and Clark Gayton (horns).

Impressions: Their blend is unmatched as far as I’m concerned and their passion apparent. Glen’s power and control mixed with Marketa’s light clear harmonies make for a heavenly sound. Definitely Listen to this and “Once”. If you feel up for up take a step back to “The Frames”.