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LARKIN POE

Megan and Rebecca Lovell might have got their start with traditional bluegrass music, but since 2010, the pair have been plugging in and making a dirty racket as Larkin Poe. We sat down with the sisters to _ nd out how two millennial teenagers got sucked into roots music, the secrets behind their telepathic guitar relationship, their journey to the “dark side” with offset guitars, and why women need to _ nd their own voice in the blues…

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Rebecca Lovell plays her Seafoam Green Nash JM at a beneit concert in LA in 2018

To watch Larkin Poe perform, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Lovell sisters had been belting out sizzling roots-rock numbers since they were barely out of the crib, but the reality is that a decade ago, neither Rebecca nor her older sister Megan had picked up an electric instrument in anger.

“Both Megan and I grew up playing classical violin and piano,” explains Rebecca, Larkin Poe’s offsetwielding frontwoman. “We’re the irst generation of music-makers in our family. But starting so young was such a leg up for us, and has really changed the course of our lives.”

The pair grew up in North Georgia, educated on a diet of classical music from their mother, and a mixture of classic rock and heavy metal courtesy of their dad, but it wasn’t until the sisters, still barely into their teens, attended a local bluegrass festival with some family friends that they had their musical epiphany.

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