Larkin Poe

Sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell will perform at Nichols Band Shell 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stewart Park.

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe, originally from Atlanta and now from Nashville, will bring their innovative blend of blues, Americana and rock to the Music on the Half Shell series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stewart Park.

The sisters named their band after their great-great-great-grandfather, a distant cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe.

According to the Red Light Management website, the women were classically trained on violin and piano at a young age, while being exposed to classic rock icons including Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd.

“I think what inspires our music is music,” said younger sister Rebecca Lovell.

After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they developed a way to blend together musical sound and their unique voices. Rebecca is now the lead vocals and guitar for the band, while Megan provides harmony vocals and lapsteel.

“Larkin Poe is going to be a very exciting, dynamic sister act of southern rock ‘n’ roll,” said Kelly Leonard, a member of the Music on the Half Shell committee.

Larkin Poe’s latest album, “Peach,” is comprised of both original material and blues covers. The record honors the sisters’ southern gothic heritage.

Roseburg is part of a several month tour including headline shows, festivals and performing as special guests during Keith Urban’s summer tour. Previously, the band joined Bob Seger on his arena tour and have opened for Gary Clark Jr. and Queen.

“We have actually never played in Oregon,” Rebecca Lovell said. “We are very excited to come through for the first time ever.”

For more information about Larkin Poe, visit

Spots at Stewart Park, 1005 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, can be claimed on a first come, first serve basis starting at 5 a.m. the day of the concert. Any items placed before the designated time will be removed.

Blankets can be placed on the hill and near the stage. Chairs are welcome at the top of the hill and on the perimeter.

Limited parking is available at the park, Legion Field across from the park and in the paved parking lot connecting the YMCA to the softball fields on Stewart Parkway.

Shuttles are also available from Roseburg High School, 400 W Harvard Ave, Roseburg.

More information can be found at

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Erica Welch is a community reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review, mother of two and a native of Roseburg. She is an alumni of Roseburg High School, UCC and Western Oregon University. Contact her at or 541-957-4218.

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