Straight from the MMRBQ ’23 Lineup: Larkin Poe Download

20:39 Download April 24th, 2023

We at The Preston & Steve Show got to talk to one of the bands set to be at the always-glorious MMRBQ and Preston’s favorite modern band in the world: Larkin Poe! 

Rebecca and Megan Lovell’s live performance in the studio this past fall still sticks with us, mainly because that is when they debuted their song “Strike Gold.” Our assistant producer Connor recently saw them live, and he loved the show. Rebecca and Megan had a lot of fun at it as well. They cannot wait to come back to Philadelphia, especially in September for the MMRBQ. 

Having come up in the bluegrass scene, the sisters love playing festivals. There is a lot of collaboration and jamming at bluegrass festivals, which is a sight you don’t often see with rock ones. However, we and the sisters hope that can change with the MMRBQ. Seeing Rebecca sing with Billy Idol would be quite a sight, but we want to see her harmonize the Safelite jingle with Steve and Casey while Preston plays drums. 

We did get to talk with the sisters about their most recent album, Blood Harmony. Preston found that the album has a much larger sound compared to the previous ones, and according to Rebecca, that’s ironically from stripping down the music. By being on the road, Larkin Poe has gotten comfortable as a four-piece band, which translated into the studio with them avoiding the layering of guitars and vocals on Blood Harmony. 

It turns out, the sisters have a very close relationship with Elvis Costello. They met at a musical event, and he has since become a great mentor to them. He was the one who taught them not to simplify themselves or confine their music to a box. He believes that artists should curate the art they are passionate about, and, in turn, fans will respond with love. 

Megan and Rebecca recently made their television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Preston was very happy about one of their song choices. They played “Bad Spell,” a song he describes as “stanky.” That is intended as a compliment! 

The sisters are also close to WMMR’s resident vampire Jacky Bam Bam. He has their personal cell numbers, and they can confirm what we have always known about him. They called him “one of the most precious of all the rock ‘n roll angels.” 

Thanks to Rebecca and Megan for having a chat with us. We look forward to seeing them rock the stage at MMRBQ in September! 

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