When you talk about the Memphis P. Tails, you’re talking raw blues. The real blues. The roots. No pretense. No studio tricks, no glossy polish. Not “blues funk”, or any other sort of blues derivative. It's straight blues, no chaser. The sound is clean and hard-driving, with roots in the 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. As their sound has continued to evolve, the result is a raw, explosive, in-your-face style of roots blues music that will light you on fire, and simply cannot be ignored. One listen will leave you completely hooked, and wanting more.
"There's no breathing room on the P-Tails' electrifying freshman debut - just one metric ton of fully plugged-in blues." MICHAEL HENNINGSEN - WEEKLY ALIBI
"It's guaranteed to make you sit up and take notice, and once they've got you hooked you'll be dragged along for the ride. The debut album from the Memphis P. Tails is definitely one to check out." GORDON BAXTER - BLUES ON STAGE
"Goldston is the absolute picture of a Texas blues man. ...it's as if the word cool was invented just for him." ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL