Larkin Poe is the evolution of The Lovell Sisters, who received critical acclaim for their albums, Time to Grow (2009) and When Forever Rolls Around (2006).
Originally comprising three sisters – Jessica, Rebecca and Megan, The Lovell Sisters gained their first US breakthrough in 2005 after winning the Talent From Twelve To Twenty competition on the long running internationally-syndicated weekly radio show ‘A Prairie Home Companion’, which has more than 4 million regular listeners world-wide.
Originally trained in classical violin and piano, when they first heard bluegrass, The Lovell Sisters were immediately smitten and chose to go in that direction, their natural talent for the genre being recognized soon afterwards. The band were so busy doing live shows, that they had no time to record any new material until 2009 when they released their second album Time to Grow, which received great reviews in the USA and Europe.
2009 was a big year for the Lovell Sisters - they played a number of the key US festivals, played in several European countries, Oprah Winfrey, MSN and Vogue called them "The next big thing", and Elvis Costello was so impressed he asked if they would support him and play as a part of his band on tour. Time to Grow spent many weeks on the US radio charts, peaking at No. 18, and in Europe the album was in the Top 10 of the European Americana charts for 3 months.
Larkin Poe returned to Europe in the autumn of 2011 for a tour of major concert halls including a selection of shows with Elvis Costello and in January 2012 the band headlined at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival.
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