Reverence or reinvention? That is the question — the eternal question — for artists trying to work and create in traditional genres. But few solve the problem as creatively and satisfyingly as the sisters of Georgia-rooted, Nashville-based dudo Larkin Poe. Singer-guitarist Rebecca Lovell and her slide-guitar wielding sibling Megan toe the line between timeless and timely once again on their cheekily titled fifth full-length Self Made Man. On the one hand, they pay faithul homage to the classic 12-bar traditions with their earthy, swampy brand of blues — which comes flecked with gospel, sacred steel and southern rock. On the other, they never shy away from updating the genre by incorporating dry beat-box rhythms and contemporary production into the mix. It’s the best of all possible worlds. And more proof that Larkin Poe have what it takes to keep the blues flame burning for a new generation.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters 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.”