Great music doesn’t have boundaries, limits, or a specific formula. Just look at the insanely talented roots-rock bluesy band Larkin Poe.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell are music-loving sisters hailing from Calhoun, Georgia who have been playing together since they were teenagers. After being in a band for a few years, they split and decided to create a band together in 2010 called Larkin Poe. Interestingly, they got the name from a decent grand-father who was a cousin of the famous poet Edgar Allen Poe. Rebecca jokes that they hopefully inherited some of his poetic genius, but maybe some of his insanity as well. You have to be a little insane to be a musician, in my opinion.
The “little sisters of the Allman Brothers” are now in full effect, unleashing their crunchy guitar tones, Southern-inspired vocal harmonies, and roots-rock blues tones on an eager audience. The have performed and opened for many great acts including Bob Segar and Elvis Costello. One awesome thing that sets this band apart, besides the beautiful frontwomen, is Megan’s stellar slide guitar skills, and the fact that she plays it standing up, which is definitely not easy to do.
Usually the band features a bass and drum accompaniment, but this video showcases why these sisters are taking the blues world by storm. It is just the slide guitar from Megan, and Rebecca on vocals, guitar, and pounding bass drum. The duo performs their unique version of the fun, fast-driving song “Black Betty” by the one-hit-wonder group Ram Jam.
Larkin Poe is a great band and one that is keeping great music and all of our hopes alive. Don’t miss them in February as they set sail on Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive cruise 2018.
Check out the entire band list for the cruise here!: http://www.bluesaliveatsea.com/lineup/
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