The Small Glories deliver an ebullient sound that explodes the stereotype of the staid folk act.
Not so much a super group as a dynamic duo, The Small Glories are comprised of songwriters Cara Luft and JD Edwards. Cara and JD joined forces several years ago for an anniversary celebration for the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg and something just clicked.
Folk music fans might know Cara from her solo career, or as a former member of The Wailin’ Jennys. JD, meanwhile, is a versatile songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has fronted his own JD Edwards Band since 2006.
We emailed with Cara recently to learn about The Small Glories – how they came together, how they compliment each other – and more. Cara was emailing from Canada’s Kootenay region where a “horrid windstorm” was wreaking havoc on her ability to communicate. Fortunately her messages got through.