The Frames perform in The Current studios

Glen Hansard of the The Frames talks with The Current's Mary Lucia about busking in Dublin, meeting Bob Dylan and landing a role in the 1991 film The Commitments. (Bo Hakala | MPR)

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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