Singer Glen Hansard making a surprise appearance at the All Songs Considered Sweet 16 birthday party, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13 AJ Wilhelm /For NPR hide caption

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Glen Hansard's new tribute EP is called It Was Triumph We Once Proposed: Songs of Jason Molina. Zoran Orlic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Glen Hansard's latest album is Rhythm and Repose. Conor Masterson hide caption

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Glen Hansard: Musical Comfort In A Troubled Home

The Irish singer-songwriter explains how a Pat Boone song helped his mother through a troubled marriage.

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