Sick Riffs: Rebecca Lovell teaches you the high-octane blues-rock of Larkin Poe's P-R-O-B-L-E-M

Sick Riffs #15: Rebecca Lovell, multi-instrumentalist of sister-fronted roots-rockers Larkin Poe joins GW to teach you the blues-driven main riff of P-R-O-B-L-E-M, from the band's 2016 album, Reskinned.

Lovell delivers the foot-stomping riff using a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar running through a Rodenberg Amplification TB Drive pedal. So plug in, turn up the gain and give it a go.

"Pre-coronavirus, my band was slated to burn through the months of March, April, and May on a world tour that would carry us through 20 different countries," Lovell says of the virus's impact on the band. 

"Post-coronavirus, I'll be spending the months of March, April, and May in Nashville, TN. Life can change on a dime! But what better way to spend this unexpected home time than by honing my guitar chops?"

Very well said, Rebecca. Now, let's get to it!

Larkin Poe's new album Self Made Man (opens in new tab) is out on June 12.

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Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).