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Small Glorieswith Kim Taylor
Friday, January 17, 2020
McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085
$25 advance | $28 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
Canadian roots powerhouse duo
Roots duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. 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.

Luft, an original member of harmony sweethearts The Wailin' Jennys and her parents were folksingers influenced by the great activist Pete Seeger, who taught her that sometimes a song is all you need to bring people together.

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.

"Some things just work together: the Lennon and McCartney syndrome - and to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection..." - David Allen, Americana UK

"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." - NPR Music

"Can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, playing and singing together as The Small Glories. It's our loss they didn't [join forces] sooner because Edwards and Luft are a folk-roots powerhouse... It's magic. ★★★★" - Winnipeg Free Press

Official Website: thesmallglories.com/home
Song Samples: Wondrous Traveler, Had I Paid, Black Waterside
Award-winning Ohio singer songwriter
Kim Taylor is an American singer-songwriter living in the Midwest. She has released 5 full-length records and toured with numerous notable acts including Kasey Chambers, Ron Sexsmith, Grace Potter and Over the Rhine. In 2013, Taylor starred in the Sundance and Berlinale selected Indie film, I Used To Be Darker. Her fifth full-length record, Songs of Instruction, is a 10 song collection of her signature intimate folksy narrative songwriting style. Taylor is beloved in her current hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, where she has been awarded singer-songwriter of the year winner six times by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. She opens for The Small Glories in her Six String Concerts debut.

"Like the rest of her quietly impressive catalog, Songs of Instruction is a work of incredible consistency within Taylor's established canon that has resulted from sizable shifts in her professional and personal life, an evocative set of her patented short stories-cloaked-as-Folk/Pop songs, inspired by the ceaseless nature of change and the enormity of irreconcilable loss.." - CINCINNATI CITYBEAT

Official Website: www.kim-taylor.net
Song Samples: Days Like This, Take What You Want