Mark “Porkchop” Holder has been a favorite around the Blurt Magazine break room since his time in the blues punk band Black Diamond Heavies. So when we had the opportunity to introduce you guys to his latest, “Coffin Lid” via a Blurt premiere, we clocked back in powered up the computer. – BLURT MAGAZINE HERE
The overall vibe of “jamming” runs throughout the record and its free spirit allows for plenty of natural melodies from the songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard. (…) Alive And Well In Ohio is a record to absorb, as it only gets better upon repeat listens. – THE FIRE NOTE REVIEW HERE
Tennessee punk-blues guitar ace MARK ‘PORKCHOP’ HOLDER returns with a new album next month and he’s sharing a track exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers tried things a little bit different with their eighth album. Going it alone without a producer, they holed up at their Howler Hills Farm recording studio and just let the songs roll out.
If that meant the levels were a little off or the feedback a little loud, so be it. It was going to be their record, made their way. And it’s hard to argue with the results. Alive And Well In Ohio (Alive Naturalsound Records) though very much like their earlier albums in spirit—the group’s been together since 2006—has a little more organic feel to it. There’s still that psychedelic, stoner rock vibe, with snatches of blues and pop, but the feel is a bit rawer, as well.Singer/guitarist Andy Gabbard spoke with BLURT recently about the making of Alive And Well In Ohio, flying solo in the studio and what lies ahead. – FEATURE HERE
In light of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that took place Oct. 1, guns and gun violence are subjects that have been on everyone’s mind this month. Buffalo Killers’ Zach Gabbard has been thinking about it as well, having dealt with a gun-related incident at his child’s school. – GO TO YAHOO HERE
Beechwood debut album “Songs From The Land Of Nod” is out January 2018 on VINYL, CD DIGIPAK, and DIGITAL