Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Small Glories
Campus Theatre, downtown Lewisburg
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical
tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian prairies. Thrown together purely by
accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg, Canada’s venerable West End Cultural
Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate.
With a 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 they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs,
living the songs, performing the songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find
themselves laughing, dancing, crying or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along.
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 claw-hammer banjo,
guitar and harmonica. However, a Small Glories’ performance is really about what
happens between the songs.
On the heels of winning International Folk Music Awards Artist of the Year in 2019, the
highly anticipated sophomore album Assiniboine & the Red was released on
Compass/Red House Records, and went on to no. 1 Album of the Year (Penguin Eggs
Magazine) and to win Canadian Folk Music Awards Contemporary Album of the Year in
Adults: $20 | Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $16 | Youth 18 and under: $10 | Bucknell
employees and retirees (limit 2): $10 | Bucknell students (limit 2): Free | Non-Bucknell
students (limit 2): $10
Sponsored, in part, by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.