Next up at the club is Canadian duo The Small Glories: Cara Luft on vocals and banjo and JD Edwards on vocals and guitar.
Both Cara and JD are no strangers to the music community; Luft is a JUNO award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and a touring road warrior. She has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe with her performances. Reviewers give praise to her original material and her distinctiveness and daring mix of styles; her execution and her eclectic approach drawing on folk, roots and rock.
JD Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, one that easily ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful. With his 6-piece JD Edwards Band, listeners get enrobed in a concoction of country, blues, R & B and soul, with a healthy dose of good ‘ol rock and roll. In the musical collective Dry Bones (with Leonard Podolak of The Duhks and Nathan Rogers), JD sings old-time, Americana and original tunes as though they were his birthright.
“The Small Glories are the ultimate: two amazing solo performers who somehow manage to melt into one entity, creating incredible harmonies that raise the hairs on the back of your neck… Cara’s infectious laugh makes it impossible to ignore the sheer pleasure they exude on stage, while JD’s earthy vocals and stellar guitar are the rock upon which they have built a wonderful new partnership.” – Jennifer Ives, Artistic Director of Live From The Rock Festival