Larkin Poe Make Long-Awaited Return to Charlotte

Photos and Review by Jason Robey

The blues-based indie rock group, fronted by the sister duo of Megan and Rebecca Lovell, played an awe-inspiring show at the Neighborhood Theatre. Following the extended break from the road due to the pandemic, the band was in top playing form and high spirits as they played through a 90-minute set of fan favorites as well as a couple of surprises. The band’s stage set was simple and telling, with a pair of Fender amps in the center with glowing lights, drawing the attention of the audience as the band kicked into the title track of their 2020 release, Self-Made Man. Throughout the show Megan stunned the crowd with her impressive lapsteel skills, a beautiful complement to Rebecca’s powerful vocals and guitar work. One particularly special moment came at the start of the encore. Throughout the time off of the road in 2020, the sisters kept themselves and fans entertained by playing acoustic covers on social media, and the Charlotte crowd was the first to see one live, as they ran through a exquisite take on The Moody Blues classic “Nights in White Satin.” 

Opening the show was The Collection, a North Carolina band that has joined Larkin Poe for the tour. Their energetic performance was a great kick off for the show, no doubt winning over new fans with their upbeat alternative rock sound.

Larkin Poe

The Collection