Festival Fever: “Hey, I’m Still Breathing: A Musical Celebration With Dick Quinn” @ the Ale House, 7/1/12

Dick Quinn
Dick Quinn

Dick Quinn is simply one of the most devoted fans and most diehard supporters of Nippertown’s roots music scene. Even with some health problems, it wasn’t unusual for Dick to be out seeing a band every night of the week – sometimes even visiting two or three different shows all over the Capital Region and beyond on the same day.

These days, it’s become a little more difficult for Dick to get around, so the bands that Dick has supported for so long have decided that rather than making Dick run around to see them play, they’d all gather at one place so he could see them all together at once.

That place is the Ale House in Troy, where “Hey, I’m Still Breathing: A Musical Celebration With Dick Quinn” will take place on Sunday. The big bash will kick off at 3pm, and the last band is scheduled to hit the stage at 10pm (but we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the shindig ends up going on a bit later than that).

So who’s playing? Well, just about everybody, that’s who. Here’s the planned schedule of performances:

3pm: Maurizio
3:20pm: Holly & Evan
3:40pm: Mark Jones
4pm: The Dirty Bolans
4:20pm: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers
4:45pm: The Hill Hollow Band
5:15pm: Motherjudge with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
6pm: The Nellies
6:20pm: The Coveralls
7pm: The Staynz
7:20pm: The Knyghts of Fuzz
7:40pm: The Lustre Kings
8pm: The Five Points Band
8:30pm: Jack Grace
9pm: Rocky Velvet
9:30pm: The Doornails
10pm: Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles

Stop by. Say hi to Dick. And see a seemingly never-ending parade of some of Nippertown’s finest roots music bands.


Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/30/12 FREE
Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/30-7/1/12
Fabulous Fourth Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/12, FREE
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Scream It Like You Mean It @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/8/12
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/8/12, FREE
Shockwave Festival @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/20/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/4/12, FREE
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/15/12, FREE
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE

  1. Mr. Eck says


    We love you! We wish Ramblin Jug Stompers could be there with you, but Bowtie’s at the Grand Canyon, checking out the space for us, since we’ll be playing there after Appalypso takes off.

    Mr. Eck

  2. Scott C. says

    I don’t know Dick Quinn but I have seen him at countless shows over the years, most recently just a few weeks ago at the brilliant Chandler Travis Three-O show at the Ale House. God bless people like Mr. Quinn who keep the music alive. I hope to see him there on Sunday!

  3. Frank says

    ….and what a time we had, a big thank you to all the musicians and folks that helped me organize this. A special holler to The Five Points Band from down Woodstock way if you haven’t seen them make it a point to do so soon.

  4. Lisa Tefft says

    Wish I was invited, thats my brother-in-law, love him, sorry Dick, last time I was at the Ale House I seen you, and the funny thing is thats where I met you.

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