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      LET IT SLIDE
      February 10, 2017
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    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).

    Holder plays the blues, and his music is the sound of the truth. He has traveled around the world and the U.S., 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 solo studio effort Let It Slide is a blistering blues album that marries both modern and traditional. Let It Slide has been described by the Chattanooga Pulse as “Boogie, sans bullsh*t. Dirty roadhouse music. Juke Joint jamming. Swamp rock. Too rock for blues, too blues for rock, the music is hungry, hard and mean.”

    Mark Porkchop Holder’s Let It Slide will be available February 10th on limited edition vinyl, CD and digital formats via Alive Naturalsound Records. 

    Click here to purchase the limited edition starburst vinyl LP of Let It Slide

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    LET IT SLIDE TRACKLISTING:
    01 Let It Slide
    02 Disappearing
    03 My Black Name
    04 Headlights
    05 38
    06 Let It Slide Reprise / No Doctor
    07 Stagger Lee
    08 Stranger
    09 Baby Please Don’t Go

    FOR MORE INFO ON MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER:
    http://www.alive-records.com/artist/mark-porkchop-holder

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

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    Pavement PR
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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “LET IT SLIDE”

    • “The great Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder is back in action with a power trio. And it is 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.” – NO DEPRESSION
    • Holder’s music hits hard but shows he has a surprisingly graceful touch, and Let It Slide is a savvy and satisfying solo debut. – ALL MUSIC

    • ” … equal part blues and rock, and 100% awesome!” – PURE GRAIN AUDIO

    • This kind of fiery swamp boogie is a perfect tonic for whatever ails you right now. – EYEPLUG MAGAZINE

    • Gritty bluesman Mark Porkchop Holder impresses on Let It Slide. – POPMATTERS

    • One of the most-anticipated releases of 2017: Mark Porkchop Holder’s Let It Slide – PREMIER GUITAR

    • Mark Porkchop Holder is roaring back with this fiery new blues album. – PURE VOLUME

    • While every track on Let It Slide is a powerful, soul-baring performance, the album feels like it’s just the tip of an iceberg. Holder sounds like he has a lot more music in his soul waiting to come out. He’s just getting warmed up, and blues fans unafraid of a little innovation will be eager to see where he goes next. – LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE

    • Fantastic blues-rock. Let It Slide is good from front to back. – AMERICANA MUSIC SHOW

    • “What a great way to open a show… a great blues-rock sound” – SONIC BANDWAGON

    • Nobody could ever deny that Porkchop has a dump truck full of talent, but his new track “Disappearing” makes clear that the man can wield that talent in many ways. – CHATTANOOGA PULSE

    • Let It Slide sees guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder (a founding member of Tennessee punk-rock/blues band The Black Diamond Heavies) fronting a blues power trio and it’s got that dirty, road house vibe. – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

    • This album is a great mix of blues and rock and roll that begs to be blared from speakers whether they are in your car or house. Holder has tremendous skill as a slide guitarist and produces songs that you want to hear repeatedly. – AXS

    • Let it Slide is one of those records you can listen to repeatedly and never tire of what it has to offer. Mark Porkchop holder has delivered a debut record that is quite a statement, his sound has evolved while not losing any of its rawness or spontaneity. – ATLANTA AUDITORY ASSOCIATION

    • Let It Slide is one of the better records out there for the blues genre. – FARCE THE MUSIC

    • This is a blues album at its core, but it’s one that incorporates contemporary influences to make this an impressive solo release, if you have any love for the modern grass roots blues acts such as Bones Shake and The Glass Phantoms, or the better known works that have resulted from Jon Spencer and Jack White‘s numerous outings, then Let It Slide is an album that you need in your life. – THE PUNK SITE