Rebecca and Megan Lovell were born and raised in the state of Georgia, a place rich in musical history and home to some of the founding fathers of American folk and blues music such as Ray Charles, Otis Redding, James Brown and the Allman Brothers. In the spirit of bluegrass and rock n roll, the two dynamic sisters of Larkin Poe have a style and talent that have led to their success despite their young age.

 

Officially their career began in 2005 with the founding of their first band which also included their older sister Jessica Lovell. Throughout their teens, Megan and Rebecca Lovell played in this trio of sisters until 2009 when the group disbanded. Their dedication to bluegrass and Americana music did not stop there, and in 2010 the band Larkin Poe was born.  With skills that range across ten different musical instruments, the two sisters, bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patten have released five independent albums and two collaborative ones. Some of their most prominent performances include a concert at Glastonbury Festival in 2014 as well as a performance alongside Elvis Costello in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014.

 

From harmonic vocals, to folk melodies on a mandolin, and grungy riffs on bass and electric guitar, the band’s style ranges across the vast spectrum of American rock and blues.  Though confusing to some, the name of the band “Larkin Poe” is a tribute to the Lovell sisters’ talented ancestor Edgar Allen Poe, to whom their great-great-great grandfather was a distant cousin. Inspired by the great American poet, the band is a fusion of some of the best elements of American music. In addition to their concert, April 17th also marks ninth birthday of creative center Telliskivi Loommelinnak (Jazzkaar’s venue this year). The hall has been a center for aspiring art, music and culture in the city of Tallinn and has been a source of inspiration for many local artists, performers and musicians. What better way to celebrate than a thrilling performance of young, raw and unique talent this spring!

 

Rebecca Lovell – Vocal, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar and mandolin

Megan Lovell – Vocal, slide guitar 

Marlon Patton – Drums and bass pedals