jakub | February 24, 2024

Roo AOTD #26 Larkin Poe


All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 111 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Larkin Poe. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Guest Author: Kari Saunders

Today marks the start of a series-within-a-series, Femme Fun Friday. Tune in every week for a spotlight on a solo artist or lady-fronted band to show some love to some of the out-of-this-world gals of Roo.

Kicking off things are sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe, who nabbed the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album earlier this month with “Blood Harmony.” Planet Rock Magazine called them “bewitching Southern gothic darkness,” and I couldn’t have put it better myself. Born and bred in the Deep South, the Lovells have planted roots in Georgia and Tennessee, and the cultural sounds and soul have steeped their art not unlike classic southern iced tea — but with a bite. Before Larkin Poe, there was the bluegrass/Americana Lovell Sisters, including their third sister, Jessica. The Lovell Sisters officially began in 2005, before any of the sisters even entered their twenties. You might wonder how two of those Lovell sisters created a rock group of a different name completely sans Lovell, but they still kept it in the family because Larkin Poe happens to be their great-great-great-grandfather. If you’re questioning if there’s any relation to that other Poe guy famous for spooky vibes and short stories, he was in fact a distant cousin. Between seven studio albums and eight Eps, Larkin Poe has a wide discography in their arsenal. They can also claim appearances in work from legends like Elvis Costello, Steven Tyler and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Genre

Blues, Southern Roots Rock

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)



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