Attempting to out-earnest Bruce Springsteen on one of his most earnest songs, "Drive All Night," isn't easy, but veteran Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard manages it with help from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Springsteen's sax man Jake Clemons. Many know Hansard from his work in the 2006 movie "Once," and removed from his former partner Marketa Irglova, he skews serious and heavy-handed. But all four of the songs on this EP aren't bad: "Pennies in the Fountain" uses fingerpicking to advance its folkie
loneliness, and the a cappella "Standing In the Shadows" has a change-is-
gonna-come heft. A portion of the "Drive All Night" sales go to music-education nonprofit Little Kids Rock.
"Drive All Night"