Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band.
Listeners find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along. Songs of love, loss, and environment are delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar, and harmonica. Luft and Edwards take their musical synergy and expand it into a new soundscape amplified by pounding drums and other textural embellishments which only reinforce their innate chemistry—a chemistry labeled the “Lennon-McCartney syndrome,” by Americana UK, writing, “…to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.”
Luft, one of the original members of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each other’s many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable, and as Canadian as, well… it’s very Canadian. But that hasn’t stopped ‘em from winning over audiences from Nashville to the Australian outback.
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