Larkin Poe – Mad As A Hatter

Posted on 13. Jul, 2015 by in Featured, Music

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Larkin Poe performing Mad As A Hatter in The Convent Club chapel in South Woodchester near Stroud.

Watch the whole show here:

See from same gig ‘When God Closes A Door’:

The Convent write: They say madness runs in the family. They say the same about creativity and passion. That’s good news for Larkin Poe’s sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allen Poe.

“We have a very colorful family history” explains lead singer/guitarist Rebecca, 23, who also plays mandolin and violin. “There were a lot of creative, hotheaded, and intelligent branches that went against the grain in our family tree. Our paternal grandfather suffered from schizophrenia, while our great, great, great, great grandfather, Larkin Poe, was a Civil War wagon driver turned historian and a distant cousin to Edgar Allen Poe. Growing up with their crazy stories definitely shaded our perception of normal. As artists, I think some of those innate eccentricities, passed down from generation to generation, have been even further exaggerated in us!” Megan, 25, who contributes lapsteel and dobro to the line-up, chimes in, “As sisters, we just wanted to pick a band name that had familial significance, so we decided to give a nod to our ancestors and take on the name Larkin Poe.”

The Atlanta-based sisters celebrate that unique genealogy and their own eccentricities with their debut full-length album, Kin, on Restoration Hardware’s label RH Music, produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles and Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Rita Ora) in Atlanta. With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, the sisters want their fans to know that Kin is truly their coming of age project.

Fans include Elvis Costello and Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), both legends have taken the sisters out on the road; with Elvis Costello calling them “gifted instrumentalists” while Bush praises “the poetry they make with their strings, words, and voices”.

See their official website (with some great videos):

And Facebook:

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