Their vocal harmonies are second to none...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ”

— Mojo Magazine

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

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

Perhaps The Small Glories need to rename themselves, for the full-hearted lyrics, the swelling harmonies, and the gorgeous fabric of the songs on this album are certainly large and wash over us with a powerful beauty that pulls at our hearts.”

No Depression

[One of the] 10 Folk Artists You Need to Know in 2019.”

— Paste Magazine

From Winnipeg: Cara Luft plays banjo, JD Edwards plays guitar, and in moments they 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.”

Greil Marcus in Pitchfork

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

Luft and Edwards have turned [their] release into an unexpectedly auspicious occasion, thanks to a ruggedly dynamic collection of songs gleaned from a homespun perspective... The band spins their material with a clear authority and weathered resilience that belies their rookie status. "1000 Stars" and "Home" have the same kind of shout-out, hyper charged refrain that The Lumineers have used to their advantage, while the wistful but resilient "Holding On" solidifies the album's indelible imprint... The songs offer an instant allure, giving reason to listen again and again, simply because they're well worth reliving. In the end, "Wondrous Traveller" reflects the sum of its strengths - Luft's seasoned prowess, Edwards' obvious dexterity, and the rest of the band's ability to caress the arrangements and solidify the stance... Compelling? Clearly, no doubt.”

No Depression and Country Standard Time (writer: Lee Zimmerman)

I actually heard someone in the audience gasp! ... The Small Glories had us all totally enthralled.”

— Whitstable Sessions Music Club, UK