So I was in Pittsburgh playing a songwriter’s night at Club Cafe with my band The Brilliant Inventions. Glen Hansard (musician of The Swell Season, The Frames, and the completely amazing Oscar-winning movie Once) was playing at a club down the street, and local Pittsburgh-by-way-of Ireland musician Mark Dignam was opening for him. After the show Glen and his pals all came to Club Cafe and played some songs and hung out. We were asked to play another song, you know, to show off for Glen Hansard. It was really awesome. He came up afterward and was so genuine and warm and complimentary. Such a nice experience to meet him. Of course, I had my camera with me….