WoodSongs 974: The Chuck Wagon Gang and The Small Glories

published 9 months ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

THE CHUCK WAGON GANG has entered its 75th year of singing the old songs, and singing them the way 'Dad Carter' taught his kids. A simple style, yet distinctive sound, is credited with helping preserve the legacy of the music so many love. Over the years, the group has managed to record well over 800 songs, and sell 40 million records worldwide. ‘The Legacy Lives On’ is documentary film that aired on PBS a few years ago that explores the history, legacy, and contemporary relevance of the Gang in America’s Gospel Singers. The band’s latest project is a tribute to The Carter Family. THE SMALL GLORIES are Cara Luft & 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, this roots powerhouse duo have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band. Luft, one of the original members of folk trio The Wailin’Jennys, and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each other’s many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through. Their highly anticipated sophomore album “Assiniboine & the Red” will be released on Compass/Red House Records. WoodSongs Kid: Eli Patrick is a fourteen-year-old banjo picker from West Liberty, Kentucky.

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