JACKSON, Wyo.– Georgia-born sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell, the core of Southern Roots rockers Larkin Poe, have been stage performers for most of their lives. Grammy-nominated Larkin Poe picked up the slack after touring as the Lovell Sisters until 2009, which was a bluegrass-Americana-tinged trio when they were teenagers. Rebecca (lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, piano) and Megan (harmonic vocals, lap steel, dobro) chose to continue with a blues-rock side as Larkin Poe, named after their great-great-great-great -father, who was a distant cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe. The quartet will be on stage this Saturday at the Théâtre du Centre.
Teton County was first introduced to Larkin Poe when they performed at the Center as Elvis Costello’s supporting actor and collaborators in 2016. They returned for Targhee Fest in 2019. The current tour is named after their release in 2022, blood harmony, which is their sixth studio album and co-produced by Rebecca’s sisters and husband, Tyler Bryant. Lyrically, the record is avant-garde. Musically dense, it is a rock-n-roll force with feminine imprints, bordering on gothic. The combination is sure to shape the outlook for Southern rock in years to come.
Opening for the show is Goodnight, Texas. The quintet feels like a contrasting crossroads of folk, blues and rock tales with dry wit, dark truths, hope and sincerity.
VIP meet and greet packages are available for this show. The orchestra level of the Center Theater will be general admission (standing room) and the balcony will be reserved. This mirrors the seating arrangement for recent shows by Steve Aoki and Lettuce.
Larkin Poe with special guest Goodnight, Texas, 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Center Theater. $45 to $77; VIP $135 to $167. JHCenterForTheArts.org.