It was intimated in an interview accompanying this tour that the current style of Larkin Poe is maybe earmarked for a potential lengthy run, although precedence adds an element of caution to such a thought. Anyway to back the initial inkling up, three songs added to the set since last year were in much the same vein with ‘Hey Sinner’, seamlessly sampled with the classic ‘Black Betty’, being the pick. Larkin Poe pre-Kin was thinly represented by ‘Mad as a Hatter’ accompanied with the usual tale of their genealogical challenges. The traditional ‘Wade in the Water’,another long term favourite of the band, also took its rightful place in the set list. In a diversion from last year’s show at the same venue, the encore wasn’t concluded with an exhibition of exquisite unaccompanied sibling vocal harmony, but their version of Cher’s ‘Bang Bang’ still shimmered with nostalgic brilliance.
All photos courtesy of Ian Dunn at Principle Photography