The Austin 100: The Small Glories Recommended if you like Alison Krauss and Sam Bush.
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All Songs Considered's 2019 SXSW Preview

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The Austin 100: The Small Glories

The Austin 100: The Small Glories

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The Small Glories will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Genre: Americana

Why We're Excited: 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.


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