Don't Let It Bring You Down - The Small Glories
Our next LCM featured duo the wonderful The Small Glories will be heading to The Green Note in Camden for a headline show on the 31st August as part of a new UK tour. This dynamic folk powerhouse duo of Cara Luft & JD Edwards based in Winnipeg, are firmly planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Cara's folkie yin proves a perfect match for JD's’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. Cara and JD were at the home of Bob Harris for a session eartlier in the year. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is one of the songs recorded. It's a great cover of a Neil Young classic 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' from his 1970 album 'After The Gold Rush'.
Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well. The Winnipeg Free Press asks, "can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards... It’s our loss they didn’t [join forces] sooner... It’s magic.”
Their 2016 debut album “Wondrous Traveler” is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing. The album found its way onto many critic’s Top 10 lists across North America and Europe, and The Small Glories are finding themselves on stages from Vancouver to London and beyond. Together, Luft and Edwards are a musical tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3.