"...the varied and sometimes eccentric instrumentation goes miles in developing the group's character." -Magic City Bands
Yes, that's right. The Old Paints are the band with the girl who plays the log.
The girl is Breely Flower and she also sings and writes songs so does guitar player Andy Harris. Since late 2013, the two have played over one hundred shows together across the state of Alabama. Van Hollingsworth (guitar, vocals) joined the line-up in early 2015 and Harris gladly took on bass duties. Local friends Taylor Hollingsworth (Conor Oberst, Maria Taylor, Dead Fingers) and Virginia Phillips (Plains) sometimes sit in with their guitars and basses and keep it fresh nightly.
From traditional music venues to breweries to bars to restaurants to festivals to farmers markets to house concerts and weddings, the Paints have played stripped down acoustic shows for upwards of four hours or fully dressed and plugged in and rocking hard for twenty minutes. The Paints are happy to play anywhere and mix it up based on the venue and audience.
Starting with 2013's 'First Ten Songs' and the soon to be released follow-up 'This Machine', the Paints have written nineteen songs and pair those, time permitting, with cover tunes from Hank, Ramones, Monty Python, Rocky Horror and old-time banjo/fiddle tunes.
Highlight festivals include Druid City Arts Fest (2014), Magic City Arts Connection (2014), Magic City Brewfest (2013). The Paints have shared the stage with The Tontons, Cracker, Jonny Fritz, Wild Moccasins and John & Jacob.