Originals and Cover Songs Impress
By DONNA BALANCIA
Larkin Poe, two young sisters from Atlanta, are making a big mark in the music world with some old-style southern blues.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell, AKA Larkin Poe, have released a fun new album called Peach. It’s comprised of five original blues rock songs written by sisters Megan and Rebecca, and these songs reflect their full experiences growing up in the south in the new millennium.
And it’s clear from their writings it’s a new world in the old south.
The songs “Freedom,” “Look Away,” “Cast ’em Out,” “Pink and Red,” and “Wanted Woman” show the breadth of musical ability these young women have mastered despite their young years.
They cover the traditional blues songs “Come On In My Kitchen,” “Black Betty,” “Preachin’ Blues,” “John the Revelator” and “Tom Devil.” It’s a new take on some tried-and-true cuts and the sisters’ voices and guitar chops show some lengthy music study or affinity.
Their version of “Preachin’ Blues” is so impressive, it has been added to Spotify’s Fresh Folk playlist.
Larkin Poe is a young band, but these two girls have already had some big music experience. At the 2017 MusiCares “Person of the Year” event honoring Tom Petty, the girls were asked by T Bone Burnett to be part of the backing band, where they had the chance to perform with the likes of Jackson Browne, Gary Clarke Jr., Don Henley and others.
They’ve performed “Trouble In Mind” on Conan and have played Glastonbury twice. Their social media accounts are growing each day with fans.
For more information on Larkin Poe, check out their Facebook page.