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Hot off the (virtual) presses!

Check out this great article by Jack Silverman over at Premier Guitar:

Let It slide

Our  new full-length LP "Let It Slide" is now available


Alive Naturalsound Records!


Mark "Porkchop" Holder & MPH


Mark "Porkchop" Holder & MPH are a Rock Band fronted by a Blues Man.


Mark Holder - Guitars, Harp, Vocals

                                        Travis Kilgore - Bass, Vocals

                                        Doug Bales - Drums

We are proud to announce that our debut album "Let It Slide" will be released Feb. 10, 2017 on Alive Naturalsoud Records.

We are proud to announce that our debut album "Let It Slide" will be released Feb. 10, 2017 on Alive Naturalsoud Records.

From the Alive Naturalsounds Reocords Site - Mark Porkcop Holder's Official Bio;

"Let It Slide" coming early 2017.

Guitarist, singer, harmonica player, and songwriter MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER is a founding member of the seminal Tennessee punk rock blues band The Black Diamond Heavies (with John Wesley Myers aka James Leg, and Van Campbell of the band King Mud).

MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER plays the blues, and his music is the sound of the truth. He has traveled around the world and the US, and played at festivals, clubs, in the streets, at churches, in public toilets, army surplus stores, and in a mental hospital or two.  After more than a decade of struggling with depression and addiction, he has finally come back home, in Chattanooga TN, and assembled a first rate power trio.

His debut “Let It Slide” is a blistering blues album that marries both the modern and the traditional. “Let It Slide” has been described by the Chattanooga Pulse as “Boogie, sans bullshit. Dirty roadhouse music. Juke Joint jamming. Swamp rock. Too rock for blues, too blues for rock, the music is hungry, hard and mean."

MPH Tour dates


  • August 11 at Tom's Bullpen                                                                      Dover, DE
  • August 12 at The Wherehouse                                                                  Newburgh, NY
  • August 13 at The Tudor Lounge                                                                 Buffalo, NY
  • August 14 at The Warehouse                                                                   Syracuse, NY
  • August 15 at The Anchor                                                                      Kingston, NY
  • August 16 at The Stomping Grounds                                                              Putnam, CT
  • August 18 at Fellini's                                                                Charlottesville, VA
  • August 19 at BT's                                                                             Radford, VA
  • August 20 at the Darkest Before Dawn Festival                                              Cookeville, TN
  • August 25 at Foro Independencia                                                       Guadalajara, Mexico
  • August 26th at Foro Indie Rocks                                                       Mexico City, Mexico
  • August 31 at Big Apple Cafe                                                                    Murray, KY
  • September 1 at Schlafly Brewery                                                             St. Louis, MO
  • September 2 at Muddy Roots                                                                 Cookeville, TN
  • September 16 at The Revelry Room (opening for Southern Culture on the Skids)              Chattanooga, TN
  • October 12-15 at Deep Blues                                                                Clarksdale, MS 

MORE DATES TO COME FOR OUR U.S. tour, SPRING 2017! Stay tuned for details!