Canadian roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories will bring their musical tour-de-force partnership to Birmingham, when they play Kitchen Garden Cafe on Tuesday 3rd of December.
Veteran singer-songwriters Cara Luft and JD Edwards will play tracks from their new critically acclaimed album ‘Assiniboine & The Red’ (**** Mojo) in a heart-warming performance as part of their UK tour.
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.
The pair duplicate and reinforce each other’s many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as moving as it is hilarious and as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable.
Birmingham audiences can expect to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along.
“We’re folk singers, we try to write stuff that people can relate to,” says Edwards, whose looming stage presence and penetrating eyes find him the yin to Luft’s petite, snort-laughing yang.
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,” Luft says. “It’s the whole package.”
Catch The Small Glories at Kitchen Garden Cafe on Tuesday 3rd of December 2019. Tickets: https://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/event/the-small-glories/