Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Blue Year!

Bring in the blue year with the P.Tails, Saturday, December 31st at the Stone Face Tavern. The Stone Face never charges a cover, not even on New Year's Eve, so save your money for drinks and a taxi. The SFT is located just off I-25 on San Pedro Blvd, 1 block north of Paseo del Norte. The show starts at 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Blue Christmas: Friday Dec. 23 at the Stone Face

The Memphis P.Tails are going to close out 2005 with a pair of free holiday shows at the Stone Face Tavern. Christmas Eve-Eve, Friday December 23rd, and New Year's Eve, Saturday December 31st. Both shows start at 9:00 pm. I'm pretty sure this is the tenth year in a row that the P.Tails have played at the Stone Face on New Year's Eve. That's a lot of blues.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Last Saturday Night

Jon likes to stay warmed up between sets by using the Dyna-Flex gyroscopic wrist exerciser. He's getting so good at it that he can switch hands and actually gain a stroke.

Pistol Pete puts on a happy face. He sat in and sounded great as usual.

Joe strikes a heroic pose. Joe was sick as a dog Friday night, but he was back with a vengeance on Saturday night.

Mark P. showed up and told us we should go to France and be famous. Little does he know we are already famous in France.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

December/January/February Gig Schedule

Smoking IS allowed at all the gigs listed below.
Friday and Saturday Dec. 15 and 16 at Brian O'Brien's
Friday Dec. 23 at the Stone Face Tavern
NOTE: The Friday Dec. 30 gig at the Barley Room has been rescheduled, the P.Tails will NOT be at the Barley Room Dec. 30
Saturday Dec. 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE at the Stone Face Tavern
Saturday Jan. 14 at the Barley Room
Friday Jan. 20 at Will Lee's in Santa Fe
Friday and Saturday Jan. 27 and 28 at Brian O'Brien's
Friday and Saturday Feb. 3 and 4 at the Stone Face Tavern
Friday Feb. 10 at Will Lee's in Santa Fe
Friday and Saturday Feb. 17 and 18 at the Barley Room
Friday and Saturday Feb. 24 and 25 at Brian O'Brien's
No Cover charge at any of these shows.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Heroes of the Blues: Clint and Darin

The gig started out a little rough. The band was tight and the music sounded good, but stuff kept breaking. Darin broke a couple of strings right off the bat, and then he blew a fuse in his favorite Super Reverb amp. Fortunately we had spare fuses, and even spare amps so we were able to keep playing, but it was hard to get any momentum going with all the starting and stopping for technical difficulties. By the middle of the night our troubles were behind us and the band kicked into overdrive; it wound up being a great night for the blues.
Bluesman Clint Walker stopped by to say hello and tell us about his new band. It sounds like Clint has teamed up with some of Albuquerque's best players, including Larry Freedman on keys (Larry played on a few cuts on the P.Tails CD) and Melvin Crisp on drums; no doubt they'll sound great. No wonder he looks so happy in this picture I took of him and Darin.
The P.Tails next gig is at Brian's on Friday and Saturday nights, December 16 & 17.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Dec. 2: Free Show Tonight at The Barley Room

Here's Joe's rig: a late 70's Fender Super Reverb amp (with Master Volume), a Sure Green Bullet microphone, a briefcase full of harmonicas, and a whole lot of soul.

Last night we played a corporate Christmas party for the local Harley distributor at a sprawling Mexican restaurant in the North Valley. The load in sucked, but the gig turned out to be a lot of fun. The crowd was way more responsive than usual for a corporate affair - especially after they had a few cocktails with their dinners. We even got some free beers and a pretty good plate of tacos and guacamole while we were on break.
Tonight it's back to the Barley Room for another pre-holiday blues meltdown. The Gnarly Room is located at the east end of the shopping center on Spain and Eubank in the Northeast Heights. The band will play from 8:00 to midnight.