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 took precedence after touring as the Lovell Sisters until 2009, which was a bluegrass-Americana tinged trio when they where teenagers. Rebecca (lead vocal, guitars, mandolin, piano) and Megan (harmony vocal, lap steel, dobro) chose to carry on with a blues-rock edge under the name Larkin Poe, named after their great-great-great-grandfather, who was a distant cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe. The quartet will take stage this Saturday at the Center Theater.
Teton County was first introduced to Larkin Poe when they played in the Center as support act and collaborators for Elvis Costello in 2016. They returned for Targhee Fest in 2019. The current tour is named after their 2022 release, Blood Harmony, which is their sixth studio album and co-produced by the sisters and Rebecca’s husband, Tyler Bryant. Lyrically, the record is forward thinking. Musically dense, it’s a feminine-stamped, bordering gothic, rock-n-roll force. The combination is sure to shape the southern rock perspective in the coming years.
Opening the show is Goodnight, Texas. The five-piece resembles a contrasting crossroads of storytelling folk, blues and rock 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 seating. This mirrors the seating arrangement for the recent Steve Aoki and Lettuce shows.
Larkin Poe with special guest Goodnight, Texas, 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28 at the Center Theater. $45-$77; VIP $135-$167. JHCenterForTheArts.org.