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Larkin Poe

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(“The Band For All Seasons” by: Rebecca & Megan Lovell)
We are sisters. We are music lovers. We are storytellers.
Every since we were little girls, we’ve been awed by the power of a story well told: from children’s books
and bedtime yarns to figments and fairytales. Before we were able to read, we hounded our parents for
“more stories!” and then, when at last we could; we began hounding the bookshelves.
Now, nearly a decade later, at 21 and 22, we’re still doing the same thing.
We’re still on the search for stories, and striving to learn how to tell them well. Now, we not only hound
bookshelves, but also the people surrounding us. We search for stories of human experience, of love won
and love lost, and of the million mundane things that make up everyday life. Larkin Poe: the name of our
great-great-great-grandfather; a man who survives in the memories and hearts of succeeding generations;
a legend, a tall tale, a truly everlasting story. Just the thing that we hope to become.
Our musical journey, which began for us as children playing classical violin and piano at the ages of 5 and
6, continued through our teenage years as we toured internationally from 2005 to 2010 as The Lovell
Sisters. This incarnation, which included our eldest sister, Jessica, took us from the stage of the Grand Ole
Opry to wonderful summer festivals such as Bonnaroo and Telluride, and even gave us the opportunity to
collaborate with the likes of Elvis Costello. In January 2010, after saying ‘farewell’ to The Lovell Sisters, the
musical story of our young adulthood has begun in the form of our new band, Larkin Poe.
Larkin Poe released its debut EP, Spring, on February 17, 2010. As a brand new band, we were looking for
a way to bring our friends, family and fans along with us on our musical journey as we discover who we are
as Larkin Poe. Looking for an answer – and always looking to do things in our own way – we decided to
embark upon the quest of recording and releasing four seasonally themed EPs in 2010: Spring, Summer,
Fall and Winter. What better way to let folks be a part of our development as a band than to record and
release our newest experimentations every few months? After 12 months of non-stop work, all four EPs
were successfully released in 2010 (and additionally compiled into a box-set: “The Band For All Seasons”)
and continue to garner attention and good reviews internationally. We continue to tour extensively in Europe and across the United States and are preparing to record and release a new project in 2012.
Come join us on our journey.

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