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2:00PM- Todd Tijerina
4:00PM- The Memphis P Tails


4:00 PM - Rudy boy jaramillo


1:30PM- Bosque Blues



The memphis p tails

The memphis p tails

This Albuquerque, N.M. trio, the Memphis P. Tails, formed in 1993 and have played over 200 gigs each year; traveling all over the Southwest, but most often playing in and around their hometown. 

Darin Goldston is the lead singer and guitar player (and an obvious Stevie Ray Vaughan idol minus hat, silk kimono and initials on strap and guitar); he also writes most of the bands' original music. Goldston, 34, was born in Ada, Oklahoma. Growing up in a musical family (both his older brothers played guitar and sang in country and western bands), he started playing guitar at an early age and after spending his teens playing in garage bands in Roswell, N,M., he moved to Albuquerque in 1987.

Bassist and Sylmar, Calif. native J.C. Brown was influenced to start playing music by the British invasion of the 1960s. He has lived many places including Auckland, New Zealand and Tokyo Japan. Brown has been playing bass in Darins' bands since 1990 when the two first met at a blues jam session.

Kent Pittsenbargar, drummer and backup vocalist, also was born in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). He grew up along the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, N.M. where his love of Southwestern blues music began. After high school Pittsenbargar could have attended New Mexico State University on a music scholarship. Instead he spent the next decade playing drums and singing in traveling bands all over the United States.

Alex Maryol

Alex Maryol

The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico surrounded by a lively artistic and cultural landscape. Raised on the music of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley, he began songwriting during his teenage years while performing at smoky bars and coffee shops in downtown Santa Fe. While primarily influenced by blues greats such as Lightning Hopkins and Buddy Guy during these years, Alex maintained a love for all musical genres from classical to grunge.

In his early twenties Alex gained notoriety by performing as a blues act at festival favorites such as the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival. These years of working in the blues laid a solid foundation for him to expand his ideas in other fields of music.

Performance: Opening musical act for Etta James, Bo Diddley, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Leon Russell, and G. Love and Special Sauce. Telluride Blues Festival for years 2001 through 2008 with other musical guests such as James Brown, Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Otis Taylor and Buddy Miles.


Bosque Blues is an acoustic delta blues duo playing roots blues, new blues and original songs in the traditional style of the south. They have been playing together since 2007 and are professional firefighters that have been playing music since their childhood. Originally from Australia and Arizona they have been living in New Mexico for over a decade.

Todd tijerna

Infusing funk, rock and jazz elements into his blues stylings, Todd has always striven to be unique as a songwriter and guitarist.  Rootstime (Belgium) declares that he “creates his own style and sound… His manner of guitar playing, singing and songwriting is refreshing and inspiring.”  The Promised Land Entertainment Magazine states, “[the band's] newest release is a perfect example of how to take the old and mix in the new to get a feeling of something very special… From the opening instrumental you can tell you're in for a ride you won't forget.” Putnay Thomas of Blues On Stage magazine states, “His music is distinctive… His guitar playing as much power and expression as any guitarist I've heard…It's just a matter of time before he gets a major label release.”  Todd's unique sound is a result of his own take on songwriting with an emphasis on maintaining potent hooks, personal identity and grooves that cross genre lines which help explain his contribution's relevancy to blues as an evolving art form. 

Providing the backbone and punch in TTB's grooves are Donnie Frank on drums/background vocals and John Harris on bass, both of whom have toured internationally and recorded with various blues, funk, latin, rock and jazz ensembles.  Along with frontman, Todd Tijerina, they are well established as a force to experience first hand.

Rudy Boy Jaramillo

Southwest Rock and Blues innovators The Rudy Boy Experiment hail from the land of enchantment of Albuquerque New Mexico. The act has become very popular in the western U.S. This 3-piece group features the multi-talented Rudy “Boy” Jaramillo on vocals, as well as lead and rhythm guitar.

Garry blackchild

Garry Martin Beasley is a Troubadour of our time, fusing poetry with blues to create a new sound which paints a picture of a life on the road, an ode to gypsy's and vagabonds, a voice for those who have none. Weathered guitars, and sea beaten harmonicas, stomp boxes and tamborine's lend to his soulful and earthy voice which at times is a fiery explosion and others a gentle whisper. His music explores the deep roots of the Delta Blues, his feel is raw and rustic. His sound pays homage to the street musician, a true and seasoned artist of the open road. His passion and involvement as an activist for the environment as well as indigenous rights, and freedom for the poor and working class make there way into his poetic lyrics. This is the blues of a new generation, in times of so much crisis in our world, he is a voice for the oppressed and his music stands for freedom.