Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – have shared “Strike Gold,” “Strike Gold” marks the latest single from Larkin Poe’s upcoming sixth studio album, Blood Harmony, arriving via their own Tricki-Woo Records on Friday, November 11.
“After years of being out on the road, this song feels emotionally anthemic,” says Rebecca. “Shoutout to all the good souls out there who keep showing up for their dreams, even when the goin’ gets tough.”
Earlier this year, Larkin Poe played Latitude festival and completed a UK tour, which included a sold-out London show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, where they were joined by surprise special guest Keith Urban. They will now mark the arrival of Blood Harmony with their biggest North American headline tour to date, getting underway January 20, 2023, at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC and then travelling through an April 1 tour finale at Atlanta GA’s Variety Playhouse, with highlights including Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre and New York City’s Webster Hall. For complete details, please visit www.larkinpoe.com/tour.
In addition, Larkin Poe will herald Blood Harmony with festival appearances this weekend at Columbia, MO’s Roots N Blues Festival (October 8) and Gretna, LA’s Gretna Fest 2022 (October 9), followed by a number of upcoming dates as part of Willie Nelson & Family’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour, including Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheatre (October 14), Wheatland, CA’s Toyota Amphitheatre (October 15), and Irvine, CA’s Five-point Amphitheatre (October 16).
Watch the video for ‘Strike Gold’ – BELOW:
Blood Harmony also includes recent singles “Georgia Off My Mind,” “Bad Spell”, and the smouldering title track, “Blood Harmony,” A heavy-hearted yet swinging lament for what we leave behind in chasing our dreams, “Georgia Off My Mind” is joined by an official music video streaming now at YouTube. “‘Georgia Off My Mind’ flips the script on popular jazz standard ‘Georgia On My Mind,’” wrote Guitar World, “and swaps smooth sounds for gritty electric guitar action that marries drop-tuned rumbles, swinging blues riffs and upper register licks into one tremolo-tinged main hook.” “It is refreshing to see these two women throwing out any rule books to how they should be perceived,” enthused American Blues Scene. “In fact, they aren’t just breaking the rules, they are making up their own.”
“Bad Spell” – which Rebecca Lovell describes as “a female response” to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ classic “I Put a Spell on You” – arrived this spring alongside an official music video streaming now via YouTube. The track was met by critical applause around the world, with Americana-UK hailing its “leather jacket swagger,” adding, “This fierce blues-rock barnburner from Larkin Poe conjures arena strutting 70’s rockers and the first wave of British blues in the ’60s.” “Rebecca delivers some monumental riffage on the tune,” wrote Guitar World, “with her sister Megan adding some singeing lap steel statements to the picture.”
Blood Harmony affirms Larkin Poe as an essential force in shaping the identity of Southern rock ‘n’ roll, breathing new energy into the genre with both a forward-thinking perspective and a decidedly feminine strength. In a departure from the self-contained approach of past albums like 2020’s Self Made Man – praised by American Songwriter as “pumped up for arena-sized consumption without compromising any of its stripped-down command and intensity” – Larkin Poe co-produced the new album alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband). With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel, and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keys, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Mainly recorded at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying new work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown in touring across the globe, imbuing their songs with equal parts soulful sensitivity and thrilling ferocity. From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the soul-stirring “Southern Comfort” and smouldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, their storytelling fortified with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart.
“When steering by your own stars, you never quite know where you’re going to wind up,” says Larkin Poe. “Our true north is unique to us, and in following our true north without compromise, we have been out freewheeling this world on the ride of our lives. And it still feels like just the beginning. Blood Harmony is a creative step we are proud to have taken together as sisters. We grew these songs in a sweet part of our hearts and we hope they bring beauty.”
BLOOD HARMONY TRACKLISTING:
Georgia Off My Mind
Bolt Cutters & The Family Name
Kick The Blues
Might As Well Be Me
Lips As Cold As Diamond
I found these two during the covid-19 shut down. I kind of discovered them backward. The first song was Bellbottom Blues and other songs they sang on the couch. Then I discovered they actually had a band! Cruising ever since!