Glen performs with Daniel Johnston & others to celebrate 30th anniversary of Daniel’s “Hi, How Are You?” As stated on the Barbican website: A plethora of very special guests – including Willy Mason, Glen Hansard (The Swell Season / The Frames), Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts), The Wave Pictures, Jeffrey Lewis, Emmy The Great and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) – perform covers of their favourite Daniel Johnston songs, followed by a greatest hits set from the American singer-songwriter and artist.
Setlist: Some Things Last a Long Time, Devil Town
Review: The Guardian, In Between the Tracks blog
Notes (by Fleur): Glen came out and sat down at the piano (which was most surprising) and then played a very sweet version of ‘Some Things Last a Long Time’. He explained afterwards that he doesn’t really play the piano and he had been practising all day to get it right. He also thought it was funny that the Barbican had some beautiful Steinway pianos but they only gave him the keyboard to play! He told us that he picked that song because it had been on a tape of music a German girlfriend had given him in the 80’s and he had loved it since then. His second song was an a capella ‘Devil Town’ which most of Glen’s fans are familiar with. The crowd loved it and everyone joined in at the end.
The night itself was fantastic. Each of the guest artists did two Daniel Johnston songs and there were some really great covers performed. Daniel came out after the break and did a 40 minute set. He received so much love from the audience – truly moving to see.
Devil Town (by IGetSpelbound)
Devil Town – with intro (by KRISTYMAYCURRIE)