Larkin Poe "Summer", "Fall" & "Winter" Self-Release

The duo of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell continue the series of season named CD eps with Summer, Fall and Winter both of which like the previous pair highlight the sisters writing, singing and playing. Both play several instruments along side their band of Daniel Kimbro on bass, Mike Seal on electric guitar and piano and Chad Melton on drums. This gives a wide scope to the songs which are at heart built around an acoustic base that references folk, country blues, country with elements of rock, pop-rock, jazz and even reggae. An eclectic mix that sounds more coherent on the actual eps but still one that may be for more open minded listeners and one much more interesting that much of the mainstream pop-country that charts these days. Which means that it's unlikely that Larkin Poe will grace country radio stations playlist anytime in the near future. It is also a way for the duo to get a bigger set of songs out than they would otherwise perhaps have be able to do with a single album. Summer has it's half dozen original songs with an additional trio of live tracks that include a trad song and a version of Massive Attack's Teardrop. On Fall a standout is the slow paced Fall From The Tree which has some memorable atmospheric guitar as part of the sound. Winter finishes the foursome in style with 7 tracks that, while having no obvious thematic links, other than Mindy Lacefield and Annette Munster's cover artwork none-the-less seem to suit their chosen season. Comparisons have been made with the Dixie Chicks and while that makes sense the two bands don't really sound alike. If you like Americana drawing from a lot of sources and with strong female lead and harmony vocals then Larkin Poe will offer you much to enjoy, all year round.