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About The Small Glories

Winnipeg's the Small Glories are an acclaimed roots music duo featuring former Wailin' Jennys singer/guitarist Cara Luft and singer/guitarist J.D. Edwards, both of whom are exceptionally gifted instrumentalists in the folk, country, blues, and bluegrass genres. They initially gained attention touring in 2014 and gained wider buzz with their 2016 debut, Wondrous Traveler, which showcased their impressive dual-lead-guitar approach and rich vocal harmonies.
The inception of the Small Glories began in 2012 when longtime acquaintances Luft and Edwards were paired for a show celebrating the 25th anniversary of Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre. The performance was greeted with enthusiasm and sparked the notion of a future collaboration. Prior to joining forces, each musician had enjoyed a lauded career, with Luft having co-founded the Juno Award-winning trio the Wailin' Jennys and issuing her own highly regarded solo albums. Similarly, Edwards had distinguished himself playing in traditional bluegrass outfits and his own genre-bending blues, country, and R&B projects. Following their initial performance in 2012, their individual careers took precedence for a few more years until 2014, when Edwards joined Luft on tour. Again, the chemistry between them was undeniable and they quickly solidified their creative partnership. In 2016, the Small Glories issued their full-length debut, Wondrous Traveler. A sophomore album, Assiniboine & the Red, arrived in 2019 and included the single "Oh My Love." ~ Matt Collar

ORIGIN
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GENRE
Folk
FORMED
2014

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