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Larkin Poe

www.larkinpoe.com/

Bio

The latest full-length from Larkin Poe, Blood Harmony is a whole-hearted invitation into a world they know intimately, a Southern landscape so precisely conjured you can feel the sticky humidity of the warm summer air. In bringing their homeland to such rich and dazzling life, Georgia-bred multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell fortify their storytelling with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart, at turns stormy and sorrowful and wildly exhilarating. Rooted in the potent musicality the Nashville-based duo has brought to such widely lauded work as 2018’s Venom & Faith (a GRAMMY® Award nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album), Blood Harmony affirms Larkin Poe as an essential force in shaping the identity of Southern rock-and-roll, breathing new energy into the genre with both forward-thinking perspective and a decidedly feminine strength.

“We have such fond memories of our upbringing and experiencing the beauty of Southern hospitality in its truest form—it’s a very loving and inclusive energy,” says Rebecca, Larkin Poe’s lead vocalist/lyricist. “There’s an idea that we don’t walk alone, and that there’s safety in keeping your door open to anyone and everyone. What we try to share through our music is the emotional equivalent of opening your door to everyone and inviting them in for sweet tea.”

In a departure from the self-contained approach of past albums like 2020’s Self Made Man—a critically acclaimed LP praised by American Songwriter as “pumped up for arena-sized consumption without compromising any of its stripped-down command and intensity”—Larkin Poe co-produced Blood Harmony alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband). “In the past we’ve taken a very intentional tact of self-reliance, but this time it felt right to open up the process while still keeping it a family affair,” says Rebecca. With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel, and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keys, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Mainly recorded at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying body of work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown in touring across the globe. “We spent a lot of time hashing everything out in pre-production, just the two of us, so that by the time we got to recording we’d already worked out all the details,” Megan recalls. “We didn’t want to end up stitching a bunch of takes together—we just wanted to get in there and make it as live and raw as possible.”

One of the first songs penned for Blood Harmony, “Southern Comfort” instantly set the tone for Larkin Poe’s finespun reflection on their heritage. With its soul-stirring harmonies and sharply detailed lyrics (“Blue jeans, leaning on a hot car/Broke every string on my old guitar”), the fiercely stomping track channels both gutsy determination and a homesick longing for days gone by. “That song partly came from thinking about our little aunts in Chattanooga,” Rebecca says. “It’s about rolling up as rock-and-roll musicians with tattoos on our arms, and they’d just sit us down and get out the pinto beans and collard greens and cornbread.” Another meditation on the preciousness of family, Blood Harmony’s smoldering title track celebrates a certain unbridled spirit passed down through generations. “‘Blood Harmony’ came together after Megan and our mom and I all read Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, which is about the ways we perceive the passage of time,” says Rebecca. “There was just something about the sweetness of all three of us reading the same book, and then being able to talk about how it related to our love for each other and our love for music.” And on “Georgia Off My Mind,” the duo deliver a heavy-hearted yet swinging lament for what we leave behind in chasing our dreams. “Like 99 percent of my songs, that song came into being at my kitchen table late in the evening,” says Rebecca. “My husband and I stumbled into that line at the chorus—‘Tennessee keep Georgia off my mind’—and it turned into a love song for the stretch of I-24 that connects Atlanta and Nashville, which is a drive we’ve made thousands of times now.”

All throughout Blood Harmony, Larkin Poe imbue their songs with equal parts soulful sensitivity and thrilling ferocity—an element on full display in the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell.” “Ever since I heard ‘I Put a Spell on You’ by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins for the first time I’ve wanted to write a female response to it,” says Rebecca. “I’d had the title ‘Bad Spell’ in my journal for years, and it was so fun to create a song where the riffs and guitar tones have that singular purpose of nastiness and swagger.” From the bare-bones frenzy of the album-opening “Deep Stays Down” to the euphoric bounce of “Kick the Blues” to the moody enchantment of “Lips As Cold As Diamond,” Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition. “We’ve always been tenacious about following our gut, and that’s really served us well,” says Megan. “With my playing on this record, I trusted my own process and my own voice more than I ever have before, and when I listen back it sounds so much more like me. There’s a lot of power in that.”

A glorious testament to staying true to your instincts, Blood Harmony ultimately embodies a joyful empowerment that Larkin Poe hope to extend to their globe-spanning fanbase, including the close-knit community who call themselves Kinsiders. “They’re people who have maybe never met in the flesh but are still able to connect and commune, and they’re all so accepting of one another,” says Rebecca. “We always feel that very loving aura at our live shows, and we feel incredibly fortunate for that. It’s our highest and best purpose to be that connective tissue for others.”

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Tour Dates

Jun 21 2024
Off North Shore - Skokie Music Festival 2024
Skokie, IL
Jun 22 2024
Mississippi River Festival 2024
Alton, IL
Jun 30 2024
Rock, Ribs & Ridges 2024
Augusta, NJ
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Jul 05 2024
High Sierra Music Festival 2024
Quincy, CA
Jul 11 2024
Mad Cool Festival 2024
Madrid, Spain
Jul 12 2024
NOS Alive 2024
Oeiras, Portugal
Jul 14 2024
Las Noches del Malecón Murcia
Murcia, Spain
Jul 16 2024
Montreux Jazz Festival 2024
Montreux, Switzerland
Jul 17 2024
KUNSTRASEN bonn gronau
Bonn, Germany
Jul 19 2024
Guitare en Scène Festival 2024
Saint-julien-en-genevois, France
Jul 20 2024
Magic Blues Night 2024
Winterbach, Germany
Jul 21 2024
Maid of Stone Festival 2024
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Jul 24 2024
Jazzaldia 2024
Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain
Jul 27 2024
Cambridge Folk Festival 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aug 07 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T FESTIVAL TOUR
Cary, NC
Aug 08 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T FESTIVAL TOUR
Atlanta, GA
Aug 10 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T. FESTIVAL
Clearwater, FL
Aug 11 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T FESTIVAL TOUR
St. Augustine, FL
Aug 13 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T FESTIVAL TOUR
Huntsville, AL
Aug 14 2024
SLASH S.E.R.P.E.N.T FESTIVAL TOUR
Franklin, TN
Aug 16 2024
Park City Song Summit 2024
Park City, UT
Sep 01 2024
Rhythm & Roots Festival 2024
Charlestown, RI
Sep 01 2024
Lake Morey Concert Series @ Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, VT
Sep 14 2024
Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2024
Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 22 2024
Bourbon & Beyond 2024
Louisville, KY
Sep 27 2024
Oceans Calling 2024
Ocean City, MD
Sep 28 2024
KALEO - PAYBACK TOUR 2024
Austin, TX
Sep 30 2024
KALEO - PAYBACK TOUR 2024
Houston, TX
Oct 06 2024
KALEO - PAYBACK TOUR 2024
Kansas City, MO
May 05 2025
Moon Crush "The Sea & Me" 2025
Miramar Beach, FL

News

03/21/2023

Watch Larkin Poe Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – performed their single, "Bad Spell," on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. The song, which Rebecca Lovell describes as “a female response” to…

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05/20/2022

Larkin Poe release fiery first single “Bad Spell”; announce new album “Blood Harmony”

GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED SISTER DUO LARKIN POE RETURN WITH FIERY FIRST SINGLE “BAD SPELL” FROM EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW – WATCH BLOOD HARMONY ARRIVES VIA TRICKI-WOO…

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09/17/2021

Out Today: Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble’s “Paint The Roses – Live In Concert”

Grammy-Nominated Larkin Poe & Pioneering Hybrid Orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble Release Fan Favorite For First Time “Mad As A Hatter” Collaborative Album Paint The Roses: Live In Concert Out Today ----- “Magical…

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