ROOTS powerhouse duo The Small Glories are playing a live gig in the bar at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon on Sunday from 7pm. June 3

The duo, Cara Luft and J D Edwards, have been described as a musical tour-de-force partnership.

The pair were thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre on the Canadian Prairies.

The two veteran singer/songwriters have since built an international buzz around their tight harmonies, emotional authenticity, explosive live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess.

Many know Cara Luft as a founding member of country/folk sweethearts The Wailin’ Jennys. In this new project, it’s clear that J D Edwards just might be her musical soulmate.

Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks captures them perfectly: “The Small Glories are like The Civil Wars but less pretentious, with better songs and more guts.”

Their 2016 debut album “Wondrous Traveler” is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing.

The album was nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards and found its way onto many critic’s Top 10 lists across North America and Europe.

The Small Glories’ sophomore album comes out this autumn of this year.

Their performance at the Wiltshire Music Centre is the last date on a UK-wide tour that has also included Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, London and Swanage.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for under 18s and students.