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Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate.
The Winnipeg Free Press asks, "can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards... It’s our loss they didn’t [join forces] sooner... It’s magic.” Many know Cara as a founding member of country/folk sweethearts The Wailin’ Jennys. In this new project, it's clear that JD just might be her musical soul mate.
Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built an international buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess, something that doesn’t come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well.
Their 2016 debut album “Wondrous Traveler” is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing. The album was nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards: English Songwriter of the Year and New Artist/Group of the Year. It also found its way onto many critic’s Top 10 lists across North America and Europe, and The Small Glories are finding themselves on stages from Vancouver to London and beyond.
Together, Luft and Edwards are a musical tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3.