LARKIN POE The Lovell Sisters made plenty of waves as a bluegrass trio, but when Jessica left to get married in 2009, Rebecca and Megan formed a new group that leans a bit more toward folk-rock. That’s not to say Georgia’s Larkin Poe has forgotten their roots — Megan still plays dobro and Rebecca can shred a mean mandolin. The band is on the road in support of its fifth EP, April 2012’s Thick as Thieves. There’s something refreshing about a younger generation bringing solid harmonies and a modern flair to bluegrass.
— Jeff Hahne