0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > Mark Porkchop Holder - Death and the Blues (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Mark Porkchop Holder - Death and the Blues

(Vinyl LP)

$19.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDH19515
Description

Mark "Porkchop" Holder originally turned the blues on its head more than a decade ago as a founding member of punk/blues band Black Diamond Heavies. While he's been tearing up juke joints, festivals and dive bars since then with his own fiery brand of the blues, it wasn't until early-2017 that the Tennessee musician released his own debut solo album, Let It Slide, an acclaimed effort that No Depression described as, "...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."

Now just nine months later, the guitar-slinging, harp-shredding bluesman is releasing his follow-up album, Death and the Blues. On it, Holder, along with Travis Kilgore (bass) and Doug Bales (drums), builds on the success of his previous album with eight newly penned tracks, along with three rousing covers. Despite the fact that this was recorded in the same studio as their last album (Tiny Buzz in Chattanooga, TN) and by the same line-up, the results are much heavier and tighter on this affair, with Holder's inventive slide guitar-work snarling and baring teeth over the rock-solid rhythms from Kilgore and Bales.

"Blues is the music of poor people, and poor people live closer to death than other people do," Holder admits. "The message of the title track is simple: death and the blues are real. I have a personal connection with the symbols of death; they remind me not to waste my time."

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Captain Captain
  2. Sad Days And Lonely Nights
  3. Coffin Lid
  4. Big Boat
  5. Nobody Wants To Cry
  6. Be Righteous
  7. Bless Me Santasima
  8. Billy The Kid
  9. James Leg
  10. What Is Wrong With Your Mind
  11. Death And The Blues

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.