Their music is not for the faint of heart. It’s raw, gritty, and passionate. Holder’s group is heavy (no pun intended), with snarling guitar that sounds to us like the product of Tinsley Ellis and Leslie West meeting in a dark alley. The rhythm section, made up of Travis Kilgore (bass), and Doug Bales (drums) […]
Three cover tunes leaves eight all-original, freshly penned songs that demonstrate beautifully that all the hard touring and long road gigs are honing the band’s already keen sensibilities to a razor’s edge. Blues begat rock and roll, this is known. Step by step, rock and roll evolved into dozens of sub-genres and, for a time […]
AUDIO PREMIERE : Mark “Porkchop” Holder – “Captain Captain” “Captain Captain” is an electrifying tale of prison blues. Complete with driving guitar, harmonica, and drums, the song is yet another strong addition to Porkchop’s blazing blues portfolio. GO TO POPMATTERS HERE
“Death And The Blues” is MARK “PORKCHOP” HOLDER second studio album this year! Check out the PREMIER GUITAR feature about MARK “PORKCHOP” HOLDER here
New studio album by Mark "Porkchop" Holder coming soon! #markporkchopholder #alivenaturalsoundrecords #aliverecords #alivenaturalsounds #alivenaturalsound A post shared by Alive Naturalsound (@alivenaturalsound) on Jul 25, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT UPCOMING TOUR DATES : August 11- Tom’s Bullpen – Dover, DE August 12- The Wherehouse – Newburgh, NY August 13- The Tudor Lounge – Buffalo, NY August […]
Happy Fourth! Enjoy the 4th of July with GospelbeacH, Buffalo Killers, Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder, Hollis Brown, The Black Keys, Left Lane Cruiser, Andy Gabbard, Radio Moscow, and other awesome Alive artists!
Let It Slide marks the first time since his Black Diamond Heavies days that Holder has dedicated himself to the band format, after years of predominantly performing solo. He enlisted Chattanooga-area music scene veterans Travis Kilgore on bass and Doug Bales on drums, both of whom play on the record and have been touring with […]
May 12 @ Pauley’s Hotel – Albany, NY May 13 @ The Anchor – Kingston, NY May 17 @ Funk & Waffles – Syracuse, NY May 18 @ Lake Drum Brewing Co. – Geneva, NY May 19 @ Jimmy’s – Newport, RI May 20 @ Olive’s – Nyack, NY May 21 @ The Wherehouse – […]