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Penny and Sparrow: Let a Lover Drown You

The suspicious will sniff suspiciously at this record which seems to have been assembled from a storyboard rather than from chance. Ah well. There's still chemistry and enough songs to love that even the haters can't hate long.

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Glen Hansard: 29 June 2012 - New York

Glen Hansard offered New Yorkers a taste of his impromptu busking in the lobby of the Beacon before his show and then delivered a smattering of songs from his work, including the new album Rhythm and Repose on stage.

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The Cost of Success: When Lives Intersect With Fame

The Swell Season is one of the most intimate fly-on-the-wall peeks at the effects of stardom on two people at two very different points in their lives. It’s arguably the most accomplished music documentary of its kind since D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.

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Modern Troubadours: Eddie Vedder + Glen Hansard: 18 June 2011 – Hartford

Vedder’s solo show brought a fantastic evening of solo ukulele songs and some Pearl Jam favorites to Hartford. However, as he shared his softer side, Vedder was occasionally outdone by a loud audience.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2011: 'The Swell Season’ and ‘The Loving Story’

One great documentary is about a relationship that may eventually be forgotten, and another important documentary about a relationship which set a precedent on equal rights for marriage.

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Josh Ritter + Annie and the Beekeepers: 20.May.2010 - New York

Josh Ritter, being his usual charming self, was ideally suited to the Town Hall's egalitarian space.

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The Swell Season + Josh Ritter: 19.Jan.2010 - NYC

Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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The Swell Season + Bill Callahan

Anyone that’s ever stepped foot in Nashville, Tennessee knows the Ryman Auditorium is a place of myth, magic, and miracles.

John Bohannon
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