• © Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2017

Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) will close out its 2021 – 22 LCC Presents season May 19 with folk band The Small Glories. 

Hailing from Winnipeg, Canada, the duo showcases Cara Luft and JD Edwards whose sound interweaves tight vocal harmonies with stomping claw-hammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. 

Luft and Edwards’ witty banter, a blend of slapstick and sermon draws audiences in to make them feel as if they are sitting on stage beside them.

Stephen Thompson, co-creator of NPR’s TinyDesk Concerts, is clearly a fan.

“Luft is a Wailin’ Jennys alum whose work on the clawhammer banjo is to die for,” Thompson said. “While Edwards’ guitar and vocal harmonies deepen and enrich the duo’s sound.”

 The duo will be performing live for one of the first times in two years, due to pandemic disruptions and restrictions. 

“There’s so much animosity and divisiveness in our world these days,” Luft said. “As artists, part of our job is to somehow create unity.”

Tickets start at $22 and are available by calling 303-987-7845 or visiting Lakewood.org/LCCPresents .

Tickets can also be purchased at the  Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.