Larkin Poe is comprised of Nashville based Atlanta born sisters Rebecca (lead vocals, electric guitar) and Megan (harmony vocals, lap steel guitar) who named the band after their great-great-great-grandfather, a distant cousin of writer Edgar. Steeped in the traditions of Southern roots music, the sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album Venom & Faith, out November 9. The album showcases their mastery in orchestrating, harmonizing, and breathing new life into the musical heritage of their upbringing as the band emerges rattling, stomping, and sliding into a modern-day depiction of what roots rock should sound like. 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, Larkin Poe approached Venom & Faith with fierce independence. Infusing pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production elements, Venom & Faith is the perfect follow up to their 2017 album Peach, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award. They have previously performed at such esteemed festivals as Glastonbury (twice) and Newport Folk Festival; have opened for and been in the backing band of Elvis Costello and Conor Oberst; and supported the likes of Gary Clark Jr.
How we met: Playing For Change first heard about Larkin Poe through our friendship and collaboration with Robbie Robertson and his son Sebastian. They are both fans of Larkin Poe and once we checked them out we too became fans for life. Great people making great music; Larkin Poe!