Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink and audiences feel as though they are right there on stage with the band. On Sunday, Nov. 13, after a long delay due to pandemic travel restrictions, The Small Glories arrive in Maine to perform at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. This concert was originally scheduled for November 2020.
Luft, one of the original members of The Wailin’ Jennys, and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each others’ many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through. Their live shows have been described as heartwarming and hilarious and “very Canadian.”
Their chemistry on stage has been labeled the “Lennon-McCartney syndrome,” by American 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.”
The band’s material is welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation – songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven coals on various combinations of stomping claw hammer banjo, guitar and harmonica.
Tickets for their Nov. 13 concert are available by contacting the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue or calling 207-633-5159. Special advance tickets are $20. Regular tickets are available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the show at the door. Doors for seating open at 6:30 p.m. and The Small Glories take to the stage at 7.