THE MAIN STAGE BANDS
JUNE 17, 2017 | 6:00pm-10:00pm
Called a “swaggeringly bad girl bluesy rock band” by music media, Larkin Poe, a sibling duo out of Georgia, will headline the 12th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on June 17th. Also dubbed “a sister act with staying power” by NPR, these two ladies “should have the Roots crowd feeling the beat and off their feet by night’s end,” says Randy Kohrs, music committee chairperson. The two sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell have racked up a season of touring highlights, including being part of the All-Star backing band during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Tom Petty in February. The pair have appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night show and been featured in Guitar Player Mag, Acentric Mag and Pure Volume.
NO GOOD SISTER
In late 2012, a mom, a teacher and a waitress gathered in a small Philadelphia apartment specifically to hear what their voices might sound like when joined together in three-part harmony. By the end of the night, Maren Sharrow, Jess McDowell and Meaghan Kyle knew they had something special in the effortless way their three very different voices blended together in a harmony that was both timeless and exciting. No Good Sister was born. This spring, they released their first full-length studio album, You Can Love Me. Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner (the Low Road, Marah, Magnolia Electric Co), pulls double duty as producer and lap steel player. The album features musicians from some of Philly’s favorite bands, including Get the Led Out and John Train.
THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS
This band of five men and a woman personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock, sprinkled with southern soul R&B. Tunes brutally honest & heartfelt, the themes go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks & hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope. “Soulful, gritty tunes, some as sweet as honeysuckle and others ferociously jagged ...reminiscent of Levon Helm, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers, but they still boldly radiate a sound and southern charm all their own.” Metromix. A combination of blistering rock and southern soul, this fiery ensemble is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia's father, Tom Wynn, who was the drummer for Cowboy. Throughout the 70’s, Cowboy toured with the Allman Brothers Band, and released four albums on the legendary Capricorn Records.