Here is something that's a little down and dirty and oh so irresistible. Larkin Poe
are a sisterly duo who pack some of the meanest, Southern chops in the biz. Maybe that's why folks like Elvis Costello and Conor Oberst have enlisted Rebecca and Megan Lovell for collaborations and opening slots, of late. Their snarly blend of blues, rock, folk, and country is sheer bad-assery...something the duo showed off during a recent swing through our Brooklyn studio.
Bringing three songs from their new album Reskinned
, the Lovell sisters stomp on the kick, set fire to a slide guitar, and generally crank things as loud as they've ever been in our space. Our ears might have been throbbing, but the performance here is wicked. In between cuts, Rebecca and Megan give us the scoop on everything you need to know about their little family band, including some fun facts on sharing a lineage with Edgar Allan Poe.
They say madness runs in the family. They say the same about creativity and passion. That's good news for Larkin Poe's sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the descendants of tortured artist, creative genius Edgar Allen Poe.
We have a very colorful family history, explains lead singer/guitarist Rebecca, 23, who also plays mandolin and violin. There were a lot of creative, hot-headed, and intelligent branches that went against the grain in our family tree. Our paternal grandfather suffered from schizophrenia, while our great, great, great, great grandfather, Larkin Poe, was a Civil War wagon driver turned historian and a distant cousin to Edgar Allen Poe. Growing up with their crazy stories de?nitely shaded our perception of normal. As artists, I think some of those innate eccentricities, passed down from generation to generation, have been even further exaggerated in us! Megan, 25, who contributes lapsteel and dobro to the line-up, chimes in, As sisters, we just wanted to pick a band name that had familial signi?cance, so we decided to tip a nod to our ancestors and take on the name Larkin Poe.