Larkin Poe Biography
Larkin Poe is an American roots rock band from Atlanta, GA fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell born on January 30, 1991 and Megan Lovell born on May 12, 1989. 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.
Both 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.
Larkin Poe History
Rebecca & Megan Lovell began their musical careers in 2005 as teenagers with the formation of a bluegrass/Americana group, the Lovell Sisters, with their eldest sister, Jessica Lovell. After self-releasing two independent albums and touring successfully for four years. In January 2010, Rebecca and Megan regrouped as Larkin Poe. Larkin Poe was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Over the course of 3 years, Larkin Poe self released 5 independent EPs, 2 collaboration albums, and a live performance DVD. Spring EP , Summer EP (2010), Fall EP (2010), Winter EP (2010), Thick As Thieves EP (2011), The Sound of the Ocean Sound a collaboration with Thom Hell (2013), Killing Time EP a collaboration with Blair Dunlop (2013). In late 2013, Larkin Poe signed a record deal with RH Music, the music division of San Francisco based company Restoration Hardware. Following this signing, the band began work on their first full length album, KIN.
In March 2014, producer T Bone Burnett tapped the sisters to record harmonies and instrumentation on The New Basement Tapes album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes alongside Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and Rhiannon Giddens. Rebecca and Megan also appear in the 2014 Showtime documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued. In June 2014, Larkin Poe performed at the Glastonbury Festival, which resulted in them being named best discovery of Glastonbury by The Observer.
In April 2016, the sisters released their second album Reskinned and performed their song Trouble in Mind on Conan. They also appeared on Steven Tyler’s album We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, which was released in July of the same year. In February 2017, the band performed as part of the backing band at the MusiCares tribute to Tom Petty in Los Angeles, accompanying such artists as Jackson Browne and Don Henley. The band’s cover of the traditional song “John the Revelator” was used as the Series 3 episode 13 ending music for the Fox TV show Lucifer.
In 2018, Larkin Poe’s self-produced third album Peach was nominated for a Blues Foundation Best Emerging Artist Album award.The band released Venom & Faith, their fourth studio album, on November 9, 2018. The album was recorded in Nashville, produced by Rebecca and Megan, and engineered and mixed by Roger Alan Nichols. Venom & Faith reached #1 on the Billboard blues album chart for the week of November 24, 2018.
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Larkin Poe 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
- Larkin Poe Songs
Larkin Poe Songs
- Preachin’ Blues
- Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues
- Mad As A Hatter
- Wanted Woman/AC/DC
- Trouble in Mind
- Tom Devil
- Black Betty
- Might as Well Be Me
- Look Away
- Come on in my Kitchen
- We Interwine
- Long Hard Fall
- Bank Of Allatoona
- Ain’t Gonna Cry
- Car ‘Em Out
- Honey Honey
- Sturbborn love
- I Belong To Love
- California King
- Crown Of Fire
Larkin Poe Mad as a Hater
Larkin Poe Tour 2019
- Friday, 14 June 2019- The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy, St Louis, USA
- Saturday, 22 June 2019-Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
- Saturday, 29 June 2019- Black Deer festival 2019
- Sunday, 04 August 2019-Parksnackan, Uppsala, Sweden
- 16-18 August 2019- Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York, USA
- Saturday, 21 September 2019- Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Singapore
- Sunday, 22 September 2019- Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Singapore
- Tuesday, 24 September 2019- Space Odd, Tokyo, Japan
- Thursday, 07 November 2019- The Fonda Theatre, los Angeles, Califonia, USA