Thursday Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Folk | Bluegrass
PASTE MAGAZINE TOP 10 – Folk Artists You Need to Know in 2019
NPR MUSIC TOP 100 – Artists to Watch at SXSW 2019
The Small Glories’ Cara Luft and JD Edwards perform winsome, bluegrass-inflected folk-pop music that’s only deepened by their loose and lighthearted onstage chemistry. The pair’s concerts often double as comedy shows, wherein byzantine song intros somehow magnify the escapism of the buoyant songwriting. But the music itself is no joke: Luft is a Wailin’ Jennys alum whose work on the clawhammer banjo is to die for, while Edwards’ guitar and vocal harmonies deepen and enrich the duo’s sound.
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 clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. However, a Small Glories performance is really about what happens in-between the songs.
“Luft and Edwards sound right at home together, and they may soon join duos like Mandolin Orange and Shovels & Rope among the ranks of Americana prestige.” — Paste Magazine
“The Small Glories are the ultimate: two amazing solo performers who somehow manage to melt into one entity, creating incredible harmonies that raise the hairs on the back of my neck.” — Live from the Rock Music Festival
“…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.” — Pitchfork legendary American rock critic, Greil Marcus
You may love this show if you also like: They Wailin’ Jennys, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Indigo Girls, Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, The Avett Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Shovels & Rope
Learn more at: www.thesmallglories.com
A special thank you to our Underground Sound lodging partner:
UNDERGROUND SOUND SERIES:
7 Shows & 7 Drinks $125
We’re once again featuring SEVEN diverse performances from across the musical spectrum in our FALL Underground Sound Series. Also known as the “Love for the Locals Series,” we feel nothing is better than sharing in the discovery (and re-discovery) of NEW sounds. Come have a drink and discover the music! Pass Perks:
- Transferable—share it among friends & family
- General Admission to each performance
- Your choice of ONE FREE beverage at the Pass Bar during each show
- A SAVINGS of over $150!
FALL Underground Sound Lineup:
- Ranky Tanky | SAT OCT 5
- Todd Snider with very special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott | FRI OCT 11
- The Small Glories | SUN OCT 20
- The Burroughs | THURS OCT 24
- Las Cafeteras | FRI NOV 1
- Covey | WED NOV 6
- Brent Cobb | MON NOV 11
*Passes will be available for pick-up at the Box Office
*Single tickets do NOT include a beverage offering.
*Ticket prices subject to change
Thursday Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 10:00 am
Saturday Oct 5, 2019 7:30 pm