The Small Glories debut at Dyck Arboretum February 4

The Small Glories promotional photo

On Saturday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in Hesston, The Small Glories make their debut at the Prairie Window Concert Series at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the arboretum overlooking the lake.

Tickets are by reservation at or by calling 620-327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the arboretum’s mission to cultivate transformative relationships between people and the land.

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and 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. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying or caught up in a good old fashioned sing-along.

“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

“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

“… you can’t help but be drawn in by Luft’s soulful vocals and the instrumentation that is quietly powerful.” —

“…impressive and memorable. We’ve seen the success of duos like the Civil Wars, Mandolin Orange and Shovels & Rope. The Small Glories can now begin to take their rightful place.” — Glide Magazine