The Influencers #3
Ladies and gentlemen, Glen Hansard:
Glen is one of a few guitar players that heavily influenced me during my most formative guitar learning years (to date). Listening and playing along with Glen taught me a lot about the acoustic guitar, and a lot of that has carried over into almost everything I do when I play acoustic. Things like what dynamics do for a song, how to finger pick, even the chord voicings I use when I play in the key of E. Some people steal The Edge’s triad voicings, I steal Glen Hansard’s voicings.
He is also part of the reason I play a Takamine.
Basically, I like Glen because, like me, he’s not an amazing musician. He’s not an outstanding singer. But he has a buttload of energy. And that’s why people love him. And I figure if Glen can get away with that, I can too!
I hope you like the Tiny Desk concert. But it’s late, and I’m going to bed now.