"A folk-roots powerhouse ... it's magic."
Winnipeg Free Press
"Luft and Edwards sound right at home together, and they may soon join duos like Mandolin Orange and Shovels & Rope among the ranks of Americana prestige," says Paste. Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. They're the latest sensation from Winnipeg's always vital folk scene. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, The Small Glories have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. "We’re folk singers, we try to write stuff that people can relate to,” says JD. The material of a Small Glories concert is welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation—songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar, and harmonica. However, a Small Glories performance is really about what happens in-between the songs. "The feedback we get from a lot of audiences is that it’s not just about the music for them," JD says. "It’s the whole package." They come to Michigan with a new album, "Assiniboine & The Red."
This show is FREE at the door for Ark members at the Solo level and above.