Canadian roots duo The Small Glories to play Shrewsbury

Media release

18 October 2019


Canadian roots duo The Small Glories to play Shrewsbury

Canadian roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories will bring their musical tour-de-force partnership to Shrewsbury, when they play The Hive on Saturday 30, November.

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.

Shrewsbury 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 The Hive on Saturday 30th of November. Tickets:


For more information, interview requests or review tickets please contact:

Rosie Munro at Hannah Innes Communications: E: [email protected] 

Corrie Campbell at Hannah Innes Communications: E: [email protected] M: 07900 981073 


Notes to Editor


Winter 2019 live UK dates

Fri, Nov 29 @ 8:45PM The Stables - stage 2, Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, UK

Sat, Nov 30 @ 7:45PM The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, UK

Mon, Dec 2 @ The Musician, Leicester

Tue, Dec 3 @ 7:30PM Kitchen Garden Cafe, 17 York Rd., Birmingham, UK

Wed, Dec 4 @ 7:00PM The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, London, UK

Fri, Dec 6 @ 7:00PM Torr Vale Mill, Torrvale Rd, High Peak, UK

Sun, Dec 8 @ 6:00PM St. Mary's Hall, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, UK

Critical acclaim

On record, The Small Glories take the musical synergy honed from hundreds of shows together, and expand it into a new soundscape amplified by pounding drums and other textural embellishments which only reinforce the magic of Luft and Edwards’ innate chemistry — a chemistry labeled the “Lennon-McCartney syndrome,” by Americana UK, writing, “Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.” But don’t just take a European reviewer’s word for it — the band’s debut album, 2016’s Wondrous Traveler was also praised in Pitchfork by legendary American rock critic Greil Marcus, who wrote, “…in moments (The Small Glories) find the darkening chord change the best bluegrass — from the Stanley Brothers to Be Good Tanyas — has always hidden in the sweet slide of the rhythm, the tiny shift where the person telling the story suddenly understands it.”

The Small Glories duplicate and reinforce each others’ many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable, and as Canadian as, well… it’s very Canadian. But that hasn’t stopped them from winning over audiences from Nashville to the Australian outback.  Their highly anticipated sophomore album “Assiniboine & the Red” comes out June 28 on Compass/Red House Records.