★★★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 guitar work boasts the authority of vintage blues while following a melodic path that’s livelier and more adventurous than the usual set of 12-bar workouts. – Mark Deming / READ THE ALL MUSIC REVIEW HERE

Watch the new video for DATURA4’s ‘full-tilt boogie stomp’ Greedy World via CLASSIC ROCK

Tradition suggests that musicians get quieter as they get older, as the volume beloved by youth is replaced by gentler leanings. If you’re banging out noisy riffs as a young adult, there’ll probably become a point where you want to break out the acoustic guitar.

One man bucking the trend is Australian singer and guitarist Dom Mariani, who first found fame with The Stems, a magnificent Perth band whose full debut album At First Sight, Violets Are Blue is rightly considered a garage rock classic, a triumph of chiming guitars and wistful, power-pop melody. Although The Stems are still an occasional concern, his main focus these days is Datura4, an altogether more powerful beast. Named after a particularly noxious hallucinogenic plant (the ‘4’ was added because another Datura got there first), they’re a riffing machine with a heart full of psychedelia. And there’s more Australian rock royalty in the band, as Mariani is joined by You Am I and one-time New Christs singer/guitarist Greg Hitchcock. The line-up is completed by Warren Hall on drums and bassist Stu Loasby. – GO TO THE TEAMROCK SITE TO READ THE WHOLE FEATURE

MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” out today!




The great Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder is back in action with a power trio. And it is fire in a barrel. If the Rolling Stones camped with Howlin’ Wolf and Billy Gibbons on trucker speed for the weekend with a fuzz pedal, this would be its precious procreation. – NO DEPRESSION

One of the most-anticipated releases of 2017: Mark Porkchop Holder’s Let It Slide – PREMIER GUITAR

Mark Porkchop Holder is roaring back with this fiery new blues album. – PURE VOLUME

Fantastic blues-rock. Let It Slide is good from front to back. – AMERICANA MUSIC SHOW

… equal part blues and rock, and 100% awesome! – PURE GRAIN AUDIO

What a great way to open a show… a great blues-rock sound. – SONIC BANDWAGON RADIO: UK

Nobody could ever deny that Porkchop has a dump truck full of talent, but his new track “Disappearing” makes clear that the man can wield that talent in many ways. – CHATTANOOGA PULSE

Let It Slide sees guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder (a founding member of Tennessee punk-rock/blues band The Black Diamond Heavies) fronting a blues power trio and it’s got that dirty, road house vibe. – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

This album is a great mix of blues and rock and roll that begs to be blared from speakers whether they are in your car or house. Holder has tremendous skill as a slide guitarist and produces songs that you want to hear repeatedly. – AXS

February 10 @ Tremont Tavern — Chattanooga, TN
February 17 @ JJ’s Bohemia — Chattanooga, TN
February 19 @ Sluggo’s — Chattanooga, TN
February 24 @ Murphy’s — Memphis, TN
February 28 @ The Thirsty Devil — Tupelo, MS
March 2 @ Hey Joe’s — Cleveland, MS
March 3 @ Shipping and Receiving — Fort Worth, TX
March 4 @ Leftwoods — Amarillo, TX
March 6 @ Redwood Bar — Los Angeles, CA
March 7 @ The Torch Club — Sacramento, CA
March 9 @ Aptos Street BBQ — Santa Cruz, CA
March 11 @ G. Street Bar & Grill— Grants Pass, OR
March 12 @ Wildwood Hotel — Willamina, OR
March 16 @ Treehouse Cafe — Bainbridge Island, WA
March 29 @ Bayport BBQ — Bayport, MN
March 30 @ Hook & Ladder — Minneapolis, MN
March 31 @ Polack Inn — Wausau, WI
April 1 @ Lyric Room — Green Bay, WI
April 2 @ The Lift — Dubuque, IA
April 4 @ The Brass Rail — Ft. Wayne, IN (w/ Left Lane Cruiser)
June 3 @ Goat Fest IV @ The Shack Up Inn — Clarksdale, MS

Listen to HEATH GREEN and The MAKESHIFTERS’ “Secret Sisters” via POPMATTERS

Heath Green has been burning the house down night after night for 15 years in little clubs around the country, preaching the soulful rock ‘n’ roll that lights up the crowds. With his band the Makeshifters in tow, Green has built a solid reputation as a superlative live performer. The band’s sound is heavily influenced by the Faces, the Rolling Stones, and Humble Pie and they are all greatly indebted to African-American musical forms. – POPMATTERS SITE HERE