In performance, the Lovell Sisters impress not only with their graceful, powerful musicianship but also with an utterly relaxed stage presence that belies their youth. Center stage and handling most of the lead singing is Jessica Lovell, who delivers a full-throated recklessness in a voice with a pop edge. Megan and Rebecca join in with special sister-harmony sauce. Rebecca, the youngest, pens most of the group’s originals. She says she’s never had a boyfriend, but her words speak knowingly of heartbreak, wistfulness, loss, and love.
Worried about the youth of America? All that texting while driving? All that moral decay? Fear not: the Lovell Sisters bring a message of hope. That you will one day play the bassoon.
The Lovell Sisters Band comes to the Ark on Thursday, October 30 (see Nightspots)
[Originally published in October, 2008.]