Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell are Larkin Poe. Their Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll sound has been described as bewitching, gothic soul, and outlaw country – a true and unsettling mixture of grit and soul.
They’ve graced the big stages of Bonnaroo Music Festival and Glastonberry Festival, played alongside big names like Elvis Costello, Bright Eyes, and Sugarland, and already snagged 2019 Blues Music Awards “Band of The Year”.
Jake Smith, perhaps better known as “The White Buffalo”, grew up in Oregon & California listening to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, country, and punk rock. Rooted in acoustic folk and country blues, you can expect a wide range in singing pitch with intermittent whistling and lyrics covering God and war. His songs have been featured in the popular series Sons of Anarchy and Californication as well as the full-length feature film Shelter.
Illustrious live performances range from Bonaroo and The Living Room Sessions to Jimmy Kimmel, and more. NPR also named him as one of twelve artists to watch.
Despite being a fresh high school graduate (May 2017), this kid has won many awards, played some big names, and can compete with the best of the blues.
He’s been a guest musician on the Rachael Ray Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.
Influenced by Delta Blues greats like Muddy Waters, the electric blues of B.B. King, the rock of Jimi Hendrix, and so many more, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram can imitate the illustrious greats and deliver his own fresh style.
Eric Gales is the guitarists’ favorite guitarist with big name collaborations including, but not limited to, Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, and Joe Bonamassa. Although Gales has been harnessing his guitar power since childhood, with influences from Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Albert King, and more, he’s recently been honing his vocal talents to bring even more to the table.
His fifteenth studio effort Middle of the Road hit no. 4 on Billboards Top Blues Album Chart and no. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. He’s currently working on The Bookends slated to release February 2019. Gales has been touring through Australia, Argentina, Chile, Europe, and The US at major festivals like Rockin’ The Blues and Ramblin Man Fair.
We’re excited to welcome back last year’s festival favorite, Castro Coleman AKA Mr. Sipp! “The Mississippi Blues Child” spent 22 years in the Gospel Music Business as a recording artist and producer. Recognized for his amazing vocals, songwriting ability, musicianship, ability to produce records, and entertain fans with an upbeat, outlandish show all make Mr. Sipp “The Total Package.”
With more than 125 recording credits to his name, Mr. Sipp has played on more than 50 national recordings with several Grammy nominated projects. He also won The 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner, The 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner, and 2014 Jus’ Blues Bobby Rush Entertainers Award.
Mr. Sipp was also cast in the recently released James Brown movie, “Get on Up”. Mr. Sipp’s favorite quote: “I’m living to love the life that I live, Music!!!!”
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