Sunday, November 27, 2005

Weekend Update

It was a busy weekend for the P.Tails. Three gigs in 48 hours. As usual we got through it with a little help from our friends. On Friday night prodigal son Jeffrey Morris showed up and played a set. Unfortunately, he had to leave early due to an animal uprising, but hopefully he'll come back soon and sing a few of his signature songs like "Big Butt" and "Same Thang". "Pistol Pete" Panagakos is one of Abuquerque's busiest bass players, but despite his hectic schedule he found time to sit in both nights. Saturday night Ryan McGarvey sat in with the P. Tails for a couple of smoking sets. Ryan has a trio with Peter on bass and K.C. White on drums. Check 'em out, they are very good. Here's a link to Ryan's website:

Above: Darin and Ryan playing the classic Don Nix song "Going Down". Nix wrote the tune for Freddie King who made it a hit. Later Jeff Beck covered it. Ryan sang and Darin channeled the ghost of Fredie King, it was a true blues moment.

Above: Jeffrey Morris. He sang and played guitar in our failed Country and Western band. Jeffrey sang all the Johnny Cash songs. Someday, the Sons shall rise again.

Above: Ryan and Darin trade leads back and forth. In the background "El Pistolero" lays down some solid bass.

Jon Edwards knows how to enjoy himself.

So does Peter, he just shows it in a different way.

This coming week the P. Tails are playing Friday night at the Barley Room. The music starts at 9:00 and the Barley Room doesn't charge a cover.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Gigs This Week: Friday & Saturday Nov. 25 & 26

Los Reys de Ritmo

Damn! It's time for Thanksgiving already. The P.Tails have a lot to be thankful for this season, not the least of which is that we've got a gig at Brian's this weekend. Come out and work off a little bit of that Thanksgiving dinner by dancing to the blues. Brian's is on the southwest corner of Eubank and Menaul. No Cover, ever.
The P.Tails will also play a show at Chick's Harley Davidson on Saturday afternoon from noon to 3:00 pm. It's free to get in and they'll have a bunch of games, giveaways and food. All ages are welcome, so bring the kids. We're gonna play in a giant heated tent, so we'll play even if the weather sucks.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

P.Tails And Friends

We had a great time on Friday night at the Stone Face Tavern, but Saturday was even better because so many of our friends showed up. British roots rocker Iain McDonald sounded especially good when he sat in on drums for the last several tunes of the night. Albuquerque guitar legend Joe Gagen (who, as everyone knows, is a lefty) even donned Darin's right handed Strat during the middle of a jam so that he could share a little blues with the late night crowd. Best of all, Kat and Dana came out to remind us of why we play music in the first place - the girls!
The next gig is at Brian O'Brien's Friday and Saturday nights Nov. 25 & 26. Brian's is on the southwest corner of Eubank and Menaul Blvd. The show runs from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am. There's never a cover at Brian's.
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2005/2006. For the tenth year in a row the P.Tails will rock in the new year with a free show at the Stone Face Tavern. Happy New Year!