Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s Just released a new studio LP called Death and the Blues. This release marks the Chattanooga-based bluesman’s second solo album away from his founding band, Black Diamond Heavies.
You might know Mark “Porkchop” Holder. He originally turned the blues on its head more than a decade ago as a founding member of punk/blues band Black Diamond Heavies.
Mark has been tearing up juke joints, festivals and dive bars since the Black Diamond Heavies started. It wasn’t until earlier this year that the Tennessee musician released his own debut solo album, Let It Slide.
This November Mark “Porkchop” Holder released his sophomore album Death and the Blues. This bluesman knows how to deliver some of the finest blues songs you’ll find today. This results in an album you easily listen for multiple hours. Expect harmonica tunes that Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf made famous and, badass guitar solos in the Hill Country tradition.