Category: Mark Porkchop Holder

Cool review of MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” from EYEPLUG MAGAZINE

Holder is the kind of player that careens around the edges of his busted blues sound to the point of distinction. His quavering electric slide guitar work and forceful acoustic blues reverence both hit the proverbial mark and while there are sonic familiarities to past masters he plays outside of mere imitation. – Jeff Monk […]

Nice reviews of HEATH GREEN and The MAKESHIFTERS and MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER via BLURT

Without throwing any accusations of “authenticity” around, it really seems like coming from the American South gives Green a more natural feel for R&B, gospel and the blues, allowing him to fold his pan-seared shout into the Makeshifters’ hard-rocking crash without having to scream to be heard. “I’ve got no one but myself to blame!” […]

Nice review of MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” from POPMATTERS

In 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find someone bluesier than Mark Porkchop Holder. Known for his “anything goes” attitude toward gigs, as well as his gritty stylings, Holder has much reason to be singing the blues, with years of addiction and depression behind him. That said, Let It Slide has immersed as something of […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” from ALL MUSIC

There’s no arguing that this album is the work of a unique talent who is clearly not interested in making another by-the-numbers blues album. Holder and his band — bassist Travis Kilgore and drummer Doug Bales — hit with the impact of a rock band, and they’re full of dirty swagger, but Holder’s potent slide […]