Out Today: Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble’s “Paint The Roses – Live In Concert”
September 17, 2021
“Magical And Joyous” – CMT
“A dream collaboration” – American Songwriter
“Fascinating…’Every Bird That Flies’ sports cascading strings, a bluesy melody,
haunting poetry and soulful singing.” – Music Row
“[Larkin Poe’s] digital performance with Nu Deco Ensemble helped bring life to their
live album ‘Paint The Roses: Live In Concert.'”– Fault Magazine
“Some of the most beautiful and lush slide guitar combined with weathered soulful vocals I have ever heard are now combined with the modern orchestral ambience of Nu Deco Ensemble.” – Jammerzine
About Larkin Poe
Called “self-made badasses” by American Songwriter and “a sister act with staying power” by NPR, the Grammy-nominated, multi-instrumental sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their Southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe.
Formed in 2010, Larkin Poe has released five studio albums, including 2018’s Venom & Faith — nominated for the 2020 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album — and 2020’s Self Made Man; both albums reached #1 on Billboard’s Blues Album chart. Their latest album, Kindred Spirits, was released in November, 2020 and features covers of songs by Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Presley, Elton John and others. Larkin Poe’s performance at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival was cited as ‘best discovery’ by The Observer. They performed as part of the backing band for the 2017 MusiCares tribute to Tom Petty, accompanying Don Henley and Jackson Browne, and were invited by producer T Bone Burnett to perform on the New Basement Tapes album Lost on the River alongside Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello and Rhiannon Giddens. They have collaborated widely and toured the world, most recently headlining the 2020 Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, India.
About Nu Deco Ensemble
Nu Deco Ensemble is a Miami-based, contemporary hybrid orchestra (called “a chamber orchestra for the 21st century by The New York Times) whose work has included collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Tune-Yards, PJ Morton, Macy Gray, Jacob Collier, Ben Folds and others. The Ensemble has reimagined versions of tracks by artists including Daft Punk, Outkast and classic rock artists as well as new music from some of today’s most exciting living composers. Nu Deco was founded by conductor Jacomo Bairos (who has led orchestras including the Boston Pops, San Francisco and St. Louis Symphonies) and composer/arranger/producer Sam Hyken (a composer commissioned by orchestras and artists including Angelique Kidjo, Bad Bunny, Tank and the Bangas, and many others) — two of classical music’s most in-demand and adventurous figures.
Since its inception in 2015, Nu Deco Ensemble has exploded onto Miami’s eclectic musical scene, captivating audiences in both traditional concert venues and alternative local venues, and fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances and collaborations with the highest levels of musical artistry — leading Billboard to call their music “sonically spellbinding.” The Ensemble released a self-titled debut album in 2019, and Humans vs Robots – An Orchestral Tribute to Daft Punk in 2020. Nu Deco is reimagining what an orchestra can achieve today. It is a flexible and innovative hybrid orchestra that celebrates living composers, reimagines all genres of music, provides education programs for Miami’s young people, and collaborates with a wide range of diverse musical guests, composers, choreographers, dancers, and mixed media artists.