The Memphis P. Tails are raw blues. The sound is clean and hard-driving, with roots in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Delta blues, with a little Chicago thrown in for good measure. This is a classic sound, a throwback to the true roots of blues and blues rock, and yet modern in its delivery and relevance. It is a sound so distinctive, so compelling, and so timeless, that it gets down to the bottom of your soul – and stays there. The blues is universal, and the P. Tails are masters of the genre. If you listen, you will be hooked.
Albuquerque blues guitar virtuoso Darin Goldston formed the Memphis P. Tails in 1993, and they continue to lay down their own unique brand of thundering roots blues today. Members have come and gone, faces and clubs have changed over the years, but what has remained constant are the gritty vocals, solid songwriting, and explosive blues guitar vision of Darin Goldston, founder and frontman of the band. Darin is a native of Roswell, New Mexico, by way of Ada, Oklahoma. As a critically acclaimed young guitarist, he played in Albuquerque area blues bands Cat Daddy and BarFly before forming the Memphis P. Tails in 1992. Since then, Goldston has won considerable acclaim nationally for his guitar playing and musical ability, and the band has been a solid and memorable presence both in Albuquerque, and throughout the country. With incredible musicians like bassist Pete Panagakos, and drummer extraordinaire Abel Cuevas, the P. Tail's sound is tight, explosive, and free to explore the blues in the way that only talented musicians can do. One listen will leave you completely hooked, and wanting more.
"Goldston is the absolute picture of a Texas blues man. ...it's as if the word cool was invented just for him." ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
The Monte Vista Fire Station is located on Central Avenue east of UNM. One of the finest examples of pure Pueblo Revival architecture in Albuquerque, it was built under the auspices of the WPA in 1936 and has been a city landmark since that time. Its detailing and proportions are original and striking. Staggered massing, completely original detailing and unique wheel mounted station doors all contribute to the buildings period appearance. Monte Vista is certainly the only fire station of its kind in the country.
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