Quintaine Americana

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Quintaine Americana
OriginBoston, Massachusetts
GenresHard rock
Years active1995–present
LabelsCherryDisc, Roadrunner, Curve of the Earth, Traktor7
Associated actsCracktorch, Coke Dealer, Liquor Tricks, Antler
WebsiteMySpace page
MembersRob Dixon : Vocals, guitar
Marc Schleicher : Bass guitar
Jason King : Drums
Pete Valle : Guitar
"Quintaine" redirects here. For the medieval jousting device, see Quintain (jousting).

Quintaine Americana is a hard rock band from Boston (but with deep Southern roots) that started out in 1995.[1]


Singer/guitarist Rob Dixon and drummer Jason King both hail from the small town of Drew, Mississippi and moved to Boston in the late 1980s. Bassist Marc Schleicher grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts but family reunions brought him to Alabama on a regular basis.[2] In 1996 they released their debut album and placed second in the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble (the Boston battle of the bands since 1979).[3] Their second album was released on major label Roadrunner Records. They toured the US with Karma to Burn, but were most popular in New England. Their third full-length was co-produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock, who came back to Boston to help out because he thought that they were "a great band" whose "recordings have [never] properly captured them."[4] In early 2001 they added a second guitarist, Pete Valle. Quintaine's last album was released in 2004. The band's name was inspired by a character from an episode of Tales from the Crypt—Billy Quintaine.[5]


The RedneckFest is an annual event celebrating the music and culture of the South, curated by Quintaine. Inspiration came to the band after the record release party for their debut album, Needles, which featured 12 bands.[2] Subsequent years saw the musical styles represented broaden to include bluegrass, rockabilly, country, and Southern rock, along with punk, hard rock, and stoner rock.[6][7] In 2001 the Fest spanned four nights at three different clubs and featured 21 bands.[8]



Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Take Your Medicine (1996, Wonderdrug) (song: "Retarded Whore")
  • Wicked Deluxe (1996, Wicked Disc) (song: "Black Car")
  • Allston Rock City (1997, Curve of the Earth) (song: "Aunt Ruth")
  • Up the Dosage (1999, Wonderdrug) (song: "The Good Stuff")




  1. ^ Americana beauty, Linda Laban, Boston Herald, June 26, 2004, pg. 025
  2. ^ a b With band's help, Southern rock will rise again, Linda Laban, Boston Herald, Nov 12, 2003, pg. 057
  3. ^ 'BCN Rumble broadens its reach, Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, April 21, 1997, C7
  4. ^ A sound career, Steve Morse, The Boston Globe, Dec 29, 2000, D16
  5. ^ Southern fried Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Carly Caroli, Boston Phoenix, July 11, 1996.
  6. ^ Boston Beat, Tristram Lozaw, Boston Herald, Jun 12, 1998, pg. S22.
  7. ^ Riffs replace yee-haw at Redneck Fest, Tristram Lozaw, Boston Herald, April 11, 1997, pg. S18.
  8. ^ Rock notes, Steve Morse, Boston Globe, Nov 2, 2001, pg. C17.

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