As more frequent visitors of the blog know, I really dig Larkin Poe, an American blues and roots sister act of singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Rebecca Lovell (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, piano; programs drums, bass and arrangements) and Megan Lovell (harmony vocals, lapsteel, dobro). Not only do I admire their instrumental skills and harmony singing, but I also find their energy and enthusiasm infectious. To me, they truly represent what music should be all about!
This version of Lenny Kravtiz tune Fly Away, released on October 9, will be included on Larkin Poe’s next studio album Kindred Spirits, a collection of acoustic cover versions scheduled for November 20. As Rebecca and Megan explain on their YouTube channel, the album was inspired by positive reactions to their cover video series they started in 2015. I could watch these two women for hours, as they strip down songs like Steppenwolf’s Born to be Wild, Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son, Joe Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way and ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man, to name some of their more recent additions.
Kravitz, who wrote Fly Away, first recorded the tune for his fifth studio album 5 that came out in May 1998. The tune was also released separately in December that year as the record’s fourth single.
Following is the track list for Kindred Spirit, which will appear on Larkin Poe’s Tricky Woo Records imprint, as reported by JamBase:
- Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)
- Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
- Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
- (You’re The) Devil In Disguise (Elvis Presley)
- In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
- Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)
- Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)
- Take What You Want (Post Malone)
- Ramblin’ Man (The Allman Brothers)
- Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
- Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
Sources: Wikipedia; JamBase; YouTube