Grammy Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe release their new video “Back Down South” from their widely acclaimed album, Self Made Man. Released June 12 via the band’s own Tricki-Woo Records, in its first week of sales the album rose to the top of Billboard’s “Top New Artists Albums” and “Current Rock Albums” charts, while also climbing to #1 “Blues Albums”, #2 on the “Americana/Folk Albums”, #7 “Heatseekers” and #11 on the overall “Top Current Albums Sales” chart. In addition, Self Made Man was among the top 5 on Nielsen SoundScan’s “Record Label Independent” chart, as well as the top 10 on a variety of other charts, including “Internet Albums,” “Digital Albums,” and “Current Digital Albums.”
Yesterday, Rolling Stone Country premiered the official music video for Larkin Poe’s single “Back Down South.” “Roots American music is in our bones. We feel deep pride in being part of a new generation of music-makers who are building upon the foundations laid by those that came before — the bluesmen and women of the Delta, the shape note singers of the Great Smoky Mountains, and all the devils that went down to Georgia to jam some Rock ’n Roll. We ended up filming most of the outdoor shots on one of the hottest days we’ve had in Nashville, so many gallons of sweat were shed in the making of this music video — but it was totally worth it,” Larkin Poe told RSC in a recent interview.
Watch “Back Down South”
This past weekend, Larkin Poe celebrated the release of Self Made Man with a special full-band live-streamed performance at the brand new Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. The show was streamed live via FANS.COM and is available now through “FANS On Demand” as well as the band’s YouTube and Facebook channels, and the RelixYouTube and Facebook channels.
WATCH LARKIN POE LIVE AT THE BROOKLYN BOWL NASHVILLE
Self Made Man sees the multi-instrumentalist sister duo, comprised of the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Rebecca and Megan Lovell, pushing their music and message towards hitherto unexplored terrain, inspired by their epic world travels yet still powerfully rooted in the creative heritage of their beloved American South. Songs like the gothic gospel “Holy Ghost Fire” manifest a key aspect of the southern tradition, presenting a sense of celebration and renewal amid the common struggles of existence, offering a way to move through trying circumstances.
“This is, in a lot of ways, is the first lyrically uplifting record we’ve made,” Megan Lowell says. “People can go through terrible things. People can weather immeasurable sorrow and hard times, and yet we can still come out on the other side, pull ourselves together, and thrive. This record reflects some of the joy and positivity that we ourselves feel and appreciate.”