The Small Glories Album Release
- Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 8pm
- The Small Glories
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother, environmentally friendly and wholesome, ebullient and engaging; and burly JD, looking like a cross between a biker and a long-haul trucker in a scruffy beard, ball cap, t shirt and jean jacket. At first glance few would peg them for a highly creative musical partnership. Yet these two veteran singer/songwriters have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity and visceral performances. Luft is a Juno award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and a touring road warrior. She has earned a solid reputation as an exciting live performer, accomplished guitarist, clawhammer banjo player and as an insightfully honest songwriter. Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, one that easily ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful, leaving listeners begging for more. He is truly one of the finest singers of his time. Together as The Small Glories, Luft and Edwards are a tour de force, a case of 1+1=3.
Their initial union came rather serendipitously. Residing in Winnipeg, each was aware of the other but it took venerated venue The West End Cultural Centre’s 25th anniversary event in October 2012 to bring them together. The event paired up artists who had not played together to perform a song neither had ever performed before. The end result was magic and The Small Glories were born. The Small Glories return to the West End Cultural Centre to release their debut cd “Wondrous Traveler” February 27th with special guests.