I really fell in love with Larkin Poe. It was hard to select a few samples out of the dozens of great clips (all worth posting). I like the laid-back Crowded House cover but also had their cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" cued up. If you like any or all of the clips above, warning...if you start searching Youtube posts featuring them, you'll be going down a rabbit hole that will keep you occupied for at least an hour.
They're sort of a triple threat that fall into three categories:
1. Their solo act that is just killer...blues, rock, covers, originals...and the crowd is always really, really into the songs. Rebecca (younger sister, lead singer & guitarist) can also shred. Megan (older sister; lap steel & backing vocals) can also sing lead. When they really get cooking, they're all over the stage...pogoing, kicking, doing backbends, leaning into audience, etc. I just watched an entire hour & a half set from last month in Chicago. They're getting better, and they have the audience in the palm of their hands. Saw an incredible encore set from a gig in Nashville in which they invited two guest artists to jam with them on The Band's "Ophelia."
2. Duets with famous musicians such as Eric Gales, Keith Urban, Joe Bonamassa, two of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, etc. And they always hold their own.
3. Covers. Sometimes on stage with full band, but they have an astounding number of versatile accoustic covers. Check out their version of "Start Me Up" without a rhythm section...amazing attitude & impeccable timing. They cover many genres, too. Layla, Nights In White Satin, Fortunate Son, Southern Cross, Stayin' Alive, Sledgehammer, Bell Bottom Blues, Sharp Dressed Man, etc. You get the picture. Everything from blues to pop to r&b to country to rock. Heart, Led Zeppelin, Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, Allmans, Janis Joplin, Ozzy, Steve Miller, Phil Collins, they have it down.
Highest recommendation. *****