Some Dark Holler releases debut recording on This Is American Music!

21 Nov

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Some Dark Holler

Handmade American Music

Rising once again from the Iron City of Birmingham, Alabama, former Back Row Baptist bandleader Chris Porter has partnered with singer/ fiddler extraordinaire Helen Gassnheimer to produce their debut EPCD Some Dark Holler.

Some Dark Holler pride themselves on not being an ordinary, run of the mill, grassroots band. Their uniquely Southern songs are poignant and dark; but that’s what the band calls “keeping it real”.  “My tunes are about as dark as they come.  It’s not all pretty and sunny down here and my songs are going to end the way they have to end.  As a songwriter I’m not scared to write about death, and as a Southerner I’m not scared to speak my mind,” says front man Chris Porter.

Press –

Chris Martin, The Examiner 8/29/11… “Chris Porter’s Some Dark Holler hit the stage belting out a powerful set of tunes chock full of great lyrics and foot stomping music. Porter’s gravely howl was beautifully backed by his savage attack on an acoustic guitar, Helen Gassenheimer’s angelic voice & sweet fiddle playing and some thumping stand up bass from Eric Onimus. “Cottonmouth”“Kerosene and Pills”and a sweet rendition of “I’m On Fire” (Springsteen) anchored their set, and were mere appetizers to tide you over until their debut album comes out.”

porter - helen by wes frazer

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