Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tonight: Saturday Jan 28!

It was a pretty good Friday night. For a while it almost seemed like the Blues wasn't dead. The P.Tails are all warmed up and will be back at Brian's tonight to do it again starting at 9:30 pm.

Darin's back up guitar "Old Scratch"

Former P.Tail "Uncle Bobby" Tourville visited us last night. Bobby was the best road drummer the P.Tails ever had. He's not only a great drummer, he's a phenomenal bass player too. Check him out around town in his current band: "Brain Freeze" where he plays guitar. It was great fun to hang out with Bob last night and share some horror stories from our days of driving along the Mexican border from Arizona to the Big Bend in Texas, playing every roadhouse and honky tonk along the way.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

This Weekend: Jan. 27 & 28

This weekend the P.Tails will be back at our favorite hideout, Brian O'Brein's in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights. It's the black building on the southwest corner of Eubank and Menaul. Brian doesn't charge a cover, and the music starts at 9:30.

Friday, January 06, 2006

January 2006 Gigs

Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Barley Room.
Friday Jan. 20 at Will Lee's in Santa Fe.
Friday and Saturday Jan. 27 & 28 at Brian O'Brein's

Bassman and Blogmaster JC Brown

Sunday, January 01, 2006


I've been bragging to everyone that this was the tenth year we've played the Stone Face on New Year's but Darin tells me that this was actually the 12th New Year's Eve in a row that the Tails from the Crypt played at the Stone Face. Time flies.
Billy Folchi, an old blues buddy that moved to France was in town and he stopped by to tell us about his band, "Billy Folchi and the Space Rockets". Billy has been living large in Europe for the last three years, playing all over France with his trio. He sat in for the last few tunes of the night, including a smoldering version of "Texas Flood". It was great to see Billy again, too bad he's going back to Europe so soon.
Above: A rare photo of Billy Folchi without his trademark hollow body Flying V.

I took these photos from onstage during the intro to "Hip Shake", our tribute to John Lee Hooker. Check out drummer Jon Edwards, that man loves to play the blues.
2005 turned out to be an excellent year for the P.Tails. The addition of Joe and Jon to the line up has strengthened the band in every way. The Memphis P.Tails plan to build on those strengths in 2006.