Thursday 24th May
Powerhouse duo The Small Glories (Cara Luft & JD Edwards) hail from the Canadian Prairies and specialise in a dynamic mix of folk and old time Americana. I first heard about clawhammer banjo player Cara (formerly of The Wailin’ Jennys) through Evie Ladin (herself an awesome banjoist) and some time later I was thoroughly impressed when The Small Glories almost blew the roof off the big marquee at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival with a storming set last year. Originally thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, these two veteran musicians and singer/songwriters have built a reputation around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and instrumental prowess (on guitars, clawhammer banjo and harmonica). They are also extremely warm, funny and entertaining on stage.
“The Small Glories blew everyone away. Not just their outstanding playing and singing, but their warmth and energy drew everyone in from the first moment and kept [the audience] spellbound until the last note. ” – Arisaig Acoustic Music Club
The Small Glories’ debut album Wondrous Traveler (2016) is a gem packed with appealing melodic Americana and first-rate musicianship, and it found its way onto many critics’ Top Ten lists across North America and Europe. Together, Luft and Edwards are a musical tour de force, and are sure to be a huge hit with the discerning audience at The Greystones!
Advance tickets £12.50 (note 10% booking fee online).