Larkin Poe took to the stage at The Ironworks in Oswestry last night to entertain crowds with their soul and bluegrass sound.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell from Georgia stopped off at the venue, in Church Street, as part of their biggest UK tour so far, organised to promote the new album Thick as Thieves.
The sisters, who are both in their 20s, were accompanied by band mates who played the electric guitar, bass guitar and drums.
They started the night with energy and passion as they launched into their first song, a bluesy-sounding track called Long Hard Fall. The tune instantly drew attention to Rebecca’s strong vocals which were fitting for Larkin Poe’s style of music.
During the night they performed both self-penned numbers as well as some covers including a song by Jimi Hendrix . They also played a number of tracks from their new album which explored soul and R&B music while still holding on to its Bluegrass and country roots.
It was encouraging to go and watch a band who could play their instruments with skill and ease.
Other noteworthy numbers during the night included a cover of Wade in The Water which the band described as a ‘dirty southern song’ and one for the sisters’ grandfather called Mad as a Hatter.
Larkin Poe played well, effortlessly even, to an appreciative crowd which who tapped its feet along to the beat.
Rebecca told the audience that this was the second time the group had performed at The Ironworks since it started performing about two years ago. She told audiences she loved looking out at everyone’s encouraging faces.
The night was organised with the help of Worlds (CORR) Biggest Events and The Ironworks offered a chilled atmosphere for the audience.
Larkin Poe will be touring Europe throughout the summer with dates including several major festival appearances in the UK.
For more information about the band visit www.larkinpoe.com