Award-winning Winnipeg-based duo The Small Glories finally (they haven’t been here since 2016!) return to Halifax to headline a show at The Carleton on Thursday, April 13th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $25 + HST. Cannot recommend this show enough!
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and 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.
On record, Luft and Edwards take the musical synergy honed from hundreds of shows together, and expand it into a new soundscape amplified by pounding drums and other textural embellishments which only reinforce the magic of their innate chemistry — a chemistry labeled the “Lennon-McCartney syndrome,” by Americana UK, writing, “Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.”
Luft and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each others’ 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-pickingly 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. The duo won Artist of the Year at the International Folk Awards in New Orleans 2020, with their highly anticipated sophomore album Assiniboine & The Red garnering 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, a JUNO Award nomination, Critics’ Choice for Album of the Year in Penguin Eggs Magazine, and captured the #1 Folk/Roots album spot on the national earshot! radio charts.