Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Rebecca Lovell of LARKIN POE!
In Addition to their recent BMA nomination, Larkin Poe has been nominated for 8 Independent Blues Awards!
Best Modern Roots CD (Peach), Best Modern Roots Band, Gateway Artist Award, Best Stage Performance, Road Warrior Award, Best Modern Roots Song (Preachin’ Blues), Best Song for the Common Good (Freedom), Best Music Video (Preachin’ Blues)!
Southern roots rockers Larkin Poe formed after the Lovell Sisters called it a day in 2009. The Lovell Sisters, a bluegrass Americana trio comprised of siblings Rebecca, Megan, and Jessica Lovell, had started performing professionally in 2005 when all three sisters were still in their teens.
The group released two independent albums and toured the festival circuit regularly before Jessica stepped away and the group disbanded in 2009. Rebecca (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano) and Megan (harmony vocals, lap steel guitar, dobro) regrouped a year later in 2010 as Larkin Poe, named after the sisters’ great-great-great-grandfather, who was a distant cousin of writer Edgar a bit edgier and rockier than the Lovell Sisters, Larkin Poe’s electric and slide guitar riffs earned them the title of “little sisters of the Allman Brothers” among fans and followers.
In 2010, the group independently released a quartet of EP’s corresponding to each of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. A fifth EP, 2011’s Thick as Thieves and a DVD, Live from Stongfjorden (2012) preceded the release of Kin, their debut full-length in 2014. This would prove to be a banner year for Larkin Poe with acclaimed U.K. performances at the Glastonbury Festival and London’s O2 Arena, as well as participation in producer T. Bone Burnett’s project Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes.
A revamped edition of Kin — titled Reskinned — was released via Universal Records in the summer of 2016. In 2018, the siblings issued Peach, a compilation of blues covers and original material that showed off their Southern musical heritage.