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December 17, 2019

“Larkin Poe cover themselves in the Delta mud, clawing through the mosquito-infested woods with sounds that get under your skin and stay there… The Lovell sisters have opened the door to a dark, bluesy, portentous worldview, something sinister and threatening even in its lightest moments. It’s like little else out there, so hang on tight and join them.”
GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe have announced today’s premiere of the new official video for “Mississippi,” a song from their self-produced chart-topping and now Grammy-nominated album Venom & Faith, out now via Tricki-Woo Records. “Mississippi” is streaming now via YouTube. Billboard premiered the video earlier today with an exclusive Q&A.
“When you boil it down, ‘Mississippi’ is a love letter to the musical heritage of the southern United States,” says guitarist/lead singer Rebecca Lovell. “As sisters born in Tennessee and raised in Georgia, American Roots and Blues music is the currency of our soul and, Megan and I want our songs to express that connection. We shot the music video in Nashville at our local Jumbo 24 Hour Coin Laundry with two incredible videographers, Andy Snyder and Sean O’Halloran. Andy and Sean both shoot year-round with Keith Urban – we made friends with them in 2018 when we were touring as part of KU’s ‘Graffiti U’ tour – so we feel lucky that they were free make a video with us in one of their rare moments at home. Getting to enjoy the smell of clean laundry while also shooting a music video was definitely a first.”
Larkin Poe will spend much of 2020 on the road, with wide-ranging tour dates around the globe spanning headline shows, festival appearances, and much more. The Georgia-bred, Nashville-based duo’s eagerly anticipated U.S. tour begins March 14 at North Little Rock, AR’s University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College and then travels through early April. An epic world tour will follow, including stops in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. For complete details, please visit Larkin Poe are currently working on their next album, which is due to be released in 2020.
8 – Mumbai, India – Mahindra Blues Festival
27 – March 2 – Port Everglades, FL – Rock Legends Cruise
13 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
14 – North Little Rock, AR – University of Arkansas: Pulaski Technical College
18 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
25 – 29 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
28 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
1 – Boston, MA – Royale
2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
5 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Blues Festival
11 – Tyagarah, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
13 – Tyagarah, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest
15 – Sydney, Australia – Factory Theatre
16 – Richmond, Australia – The Corner Hotel
18 – Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation
19 – Christchurch, New Zealand – James Hay Theatre
21 – Tokyo, Japan – duo Music Exchange
24 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
25 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
1 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – O2 Institute
2 – Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
3 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SWG3 Studio Warehouse
5 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Ritz Manchester
6 – Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
7 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Empire Shepherds Bush
9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
10 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
12 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
13 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
15 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
16 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But
19 – Milano, Italy – Santeria Toscana 31
20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
22 – München, Germany – Technikum München
23 – Wien, Austria – WUK
25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt
27 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
29 – København V, Denmark – VEGA
30 – Göteborg, Sweden – Restaurang Trädgårn
31 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
12 – Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival
17 – 19 – Peer, Belgium – Blues Peer Festival
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In a genre as storied as American roots and soul, Larkin Poe made a mark all their own with the 2018 release of their fourth album Venom & Faith, which has just earned the sister duo their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Album.” Recorded in Nashville in 2018, in between headline shows, festival dates such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and a featured guest performer spot on Keith Urban’s Graffiti U world tour, the album reached #1 on Billboard’s “Top Blues Albums” chart amidst critical acclaim from Billboard, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Taste of Country, Paste, NPR, Uncut, and many more.
“As independent, self-produced artists, we feel incredibly honored and empowered to have received this Grammy nomination,” says slide guitarist/singer Megan Lovell. “As sisters, we invested so much of ourselves into this project with our engineer, Roger Alan Nichols, so to get recognition for all of our hard work feels really good. We really appreciate the support of Blues lovers around the world who have gathered around us in 2019 as we continue to push the genre of Roots American music.”
Venom & Faith is highlighted by such extraordinary singles as “Honey Honey,” “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues,” and “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues,” all of which are joined by official companion videos streaming now at the official Larkin Poe YouTube channel.
Since forming in 2010, Larkin Poe has proven a formidable duo both in and out of the studio. In 2014, producer T-Bone Burnett enlisted Rebecca and Megan for Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a project that also saw contributions from Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), and Rhiannon Giddens. 2017’s Peach showcased the Lowell sisters’ mastery in orchestrating, harmonizing and breathing new life into the musical heritage of their upbringing, earning a Blues Music Award nomination for “Best Emerging Artist Album” alongside international critical applause.
Steeped in the traditions of Southern music but determined to create their own modern-day depiction of blues-based roots rock, Larkin Poe have been hailed for their confident, soulful live performances, including performances at such esteemed festivals as Glastonbury (twice) and Newport Folk Festival, stints both supporting and backing Elvis Costello and Conor Oberst, and tours alongside the likes of Gary Clark Jr. Rebecca and Megan were also members of the all-star backing band for the 2017 MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute honoring Tom Petty (also organized by Burnett) alongside Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Elle King, Lucinda Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, and Randy Newman.