Live Music Is Back at Pauly’s Hotel

Ernie Williams
Ernie Williams

Yes, yes, yes… indeed.

Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Pinetop Perkins, Doug Sahm, Rick Danko, Ellen McIlwaine, Bad Livers, Brave Combo, Phish, the Spanic Boys… We saw so many great shows at the old Pauly’s Hotel in Albany that we can’t remember even half of them.

With a change of owners, Pauly’s took a downhill slide, stopped presenting bands and eventually shuttered its doors for several years.

New owner John Mancini re-opened Pauly’s last December, and it was always his intention to bring back live music, too. But he soon discovered that there was a lot of bureaucratic red tape involved.

It’s been a long haul, but late last month, Mancini finally received his music/special events permit from the Albany Zoning Board – which means that Pauly’s will soon be rockin’ once again to the sounds of live music.

How soon? Just two more weeks, actually. Live music returns to the stage at Pauly’s Hotel on Friday, September 30, when Albany’s own Ambassador of the Blues Ernie Williams steps into the spotlight.

Let the countdown begin…

  1. Mr. Reidy says

    I remember the decadent royals among other fine acts playing there. Good for the quail st area.

  2. Roger Green says

    I used to go to Pauly’s quite often. Unfortunately, I stopped when the cigarette smoke started irritating me too much. I reckon there won’t be smoking, because, barring major renovation – those smoke sucking machines they had upstairs in Grand Central in the 1990s – it’d be lethal.

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