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Garage infused Electric Blues on New Hoboken Division Album

It is industrial and as raw as garage rock gets. It is also bluesy and Rock ‘n’ Roll. John Spencer Blues explosion meets Janis Joplin. The Delta Blues / Garage of  The Stooges and the blues of Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell.  It is the France based duo Hoboken Division . This November they released their latest album  “The Mesmerizing Mix Up Of The Diligent John Henry”.

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Guitar-slinging, harp-shredding bluesman Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s new studio LP Death and the Blues,

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.

Mark Porkchop Holder_Courtesy AliveNaturalsound
Mark Porkchop Holder Courtesy AliveNaturalsound

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.

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Remixes blues songs Vera Hall’s “Trouble So Hard” by Moby in “Natural Blues”

Eighteen years ago electronic musician and producer Moby had a big hit with his remix “Natural Blues”,  the original version nevertheless was recorded by Adell Hall Ward, better known as Vera Hall.

Vera Hall – Trouble So Hard

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From Chicago to the Hill Country and from Roots to Soul: The diverse songs of Trainman Blues

They clearly built their music in the house of blues and took inspiration from all styles in the roots, soul and blues genre before it developed into Rock ‘n’Roll. This results in soulful and bluesy songs with a whole lot of diversity. Trainman Blues is hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark and recently released three singles from their upcoming album. 

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“Accompanied by little more than a banjo”: William Elliott Whitmore’s Folk and Roots songs

He grew up on his family farm in Iowa, respecting the land on a philosophy of caring for crops, and to never take more than is needed and, ultimately, to try to leave things better than how they were found.  With that approach, William Elliott Whitmore is recording beautiful albums since 2003 in the Folk and Roots genre.  

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