Larkin Poe And The Music In Their Lives BC INTERVIEW: LARKIN POE | SXSW 3/17/18
AUSTIN, TX- Prior to one of their many SXSW gigs (a staggering 9 by my count!), the rocking sister duo Larkin Poe spent a few minutes with us to let us snap a few photos of them.
Since these two young ladies are known for their vast knowledge of music and their own unique takes of songs that they love, in lieu of a traditional interview, we decided to find out which songs get them through the day. We figured that we’d probably learn more about them by learning about the music that they love. Enjoy!
Which song most reminds you of your sister?
Rebecca Lovell: Which song reminds me most of Megan? I’d have to say “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star… It’s sassy and mysterious but at the same time pretty low-key. That’s Megan to a T.
Megan Lovell: So many songs remind me of my sister! I guess I’ll say “Get Behind the Mule” by Tom Waits, because she turned me on to Tom Waits. This song is dark, smart, and badass, with a hint of humor; just like Rebecca.
Which song brings you the most joy?
RL: I love singing our song “Wanted Woman”! It’s a power song and even more so when people sing along – especially the lyrics in the second verse: “chisel my name on my tombstone, spell it B-A-D”! Folks really scream that last part out and it’s magic.
ML: I love singing ‘Preaching Blues’ and also dig the groove and riff. Playing that in front of an audience is joy.
Which song do you listen to make you feel better when you’re feeling down?
RL: Anything Chris Whitley has ever released – but especially his song “Scrapyard Lullaby” off the album ‘Dirt Floor’.
ML: Joe Cocker’s ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’. I love watching the live 1969 Woodstock video of that song… always brings a smile to my face.
Rebecca, which song do you love to sing, but wouldn’t dare sing in public (guilty little pleasure)?
RL: I’ll sing anything in public. Especially Britney Spears. “Toxic” and “Oops!…I Did It Again” are top contenders.
Megan, which song has the best slide guitar riff that you emulate?
ML: David Lindley’s lapsteel solos on ‘Running On Empty’. Totally iconic!