Women Music March 2022 – Day 19 – Larkin Poe (led by Sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Blacksheep_festival_2014_rs_SA_1085.JPG/800px-Blacksheep_festival_2014_rs_SA_1085.JPGLarkin Poe, performing at the 1st Blacksheep Festival in the castle yard / castle park of Bad Rappenau-Bonfeld (Germany) in 2014.  photo by Rs-foto

Music is a bridge that can connect generations across time. In recording KINDRED SPIRITS, our admiration for the artists who originally wrote and performed these songs blossomed into an even deeper reverence. Coming up in a family of music lovers, a lot of the songs have been with us since childhood; in 2015, we started a YouTube series dedicated to paying tribute to our musical heroes that unexpectedly took off and when fans began requesting recorded versions of the songs, we began daydreaming about how an interpretive album might take shape. Bringing these old friends into the studio, stripping them to the bones and recording them live and raw, felt like a ritual.
Megan and Rebecca Lovell

Larkin Poe is an American roots rock band originally from north Georgia, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, and fronted by sisters Megan Lovell (b. 5/12/89) and Rebecca Lovell (b. 1/30/91.) Featuring strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs, and slide guitar, they are often touted as “the little sisters of the Allman Brothers.” The band performed at the 2014 and 2016 Glastonbury Festival and were voted “Best Discovery of Glastonbury 2014” by the UK’s The Observer. The sisters have also toured as backing musicians for a variety of other bands, most notably Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and Keith Urban.

Rebecca and Megan Lovell began their musical careers in 2005 as teenagers with the formation of a bluegrass/Americana group, the Lovell Sisters, with their older sister, Jessica Lovell. After self-releasing two independent albums and touring successfully for four years – appearing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, the Grand Ole Opry, and performing at Bonnaroo Music Festival – the Lovell Sisters announced the group’s disbandment in December 2009. In January 2010, Rebecca and Megan regrouped as Larkin Poe.

Band members:
Rebecca Lovell: lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, piano; programs drums, bass and arrangements
Megan Lovell: harmony vocals, lapsteel, dobro
Tarka Layman: electric bass
Kevin McGowan: drums

Studio albums = 6
Live albums = 1
EPs = 6
DVDs = 1
Collaborations = 3
Box sets = 1
Other appearances = 8

One thing to share:
Larkin Poe was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great-great-grandfather.

Official website: here

Big Blues Bender


9 Comments Add yours

  1. I dig Larkin Poe, and I’m very happy you picked them, Lisa! These two young ladies are super-talented musicians, and their harmony singing is amazing.

    I also love it when music artists celebrate great music written by other artists like Tom Petty, Dave Grohl and Little Steven did/do, for example. Larkin Poe are all about celebrating great music. Have you checked out their cover channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUOawz4pB8d284K1jCus1g7AfNfVbrBqI?

    It’s a treasure trove where they present stripped down versions of song by the Stones, Hall & Oates, Pink Floyd, Robert Johnson and Elton John, to name a few. There’s truly nothing Rebecca and Megan can’t play!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, I was just listening to the 2 songs I posted today again and the 2nd one brought tears to my eyes. Glad you know and love them. No, I hadn’t checked out the channel, but I followed your link and subscribed. Looks like a playlist to let autoplay until its done. Thank you for the info!

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      1. Larkin Poe to me represent everything I love about great music: Outstanding instrumental skills, great vocals and an enthusiam to perform I just find electrifying to watch.

        Every time I see these ladies, it makes me want to grab my guitar. Sometimes I do. Then reality sets in! 🙂

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  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Christian got me into them a while back. I love their covers of Beatle songs also.

    As far as modern… they are one of my favorite duos.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very cool, Max. Glad you know and like them. Their voices sound SO good together, and I like what Megan does with the lap steel (right term I hope.)

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Yes that is it… they also just seem like they have so much fun… that rubs off

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  3. memadtwo says:

    I haven’t heard much of them before, but always liked what I heard. Will have to check out more, (k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sometime last year I put their names on the list for this year’s March playlist. Didn’t know anything about them until I put the post together. I agree this group I want to check more out of. They sound so good!

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