The Frames perform in The Current studios

Glen Hansard of The Frames performs a cover of Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks." (Minnesota Public Radio/Bo Hakala)

The lead singer of The Frames, Glen Hansard, started his career as a busker in Dublin. In 1990, he gathered together a bunch of musicians he knew from the streets and formed the band.

They quickly made a record for a major label and quickly got dropped. Instead of giving up, the band stuck it out and here they are many albums, many labels and many band members later.

Songs performed: "Falling Slowly," "Lay Me Down," and "Astral Weeks (Van Morrison cover)."

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