Brothers Eric and Alec Poore, along with close friends Blake Phelps, Connor Wilson, and Justin Conn, are Paint Creek, newcomers that have spent the last two years taking the Kentucky music scene by storm. Hailing from the foothills of Appalachia, the band boasts a resume that includes a growing number of opening credits for some of the biggest names in country music, including:
Paint Creek is now quickly garnering recognition in their own right. They secured a 2022 nomination for Lexington’s ABC 36 News Viewer's Choice Award for Best Music Act as well as a 2023 nomination for Country Act of the Year at the 9th Annual Lexington Music Awards.
Paint Creek brings to the stage a high energy show paired with the talent and setlist that is guaranteed to captivate an audience of any age. Seamlessly transitioning from today’s favorites to yesterday's legends is a hallmark of any Paint Creek show, and fans can expect covers from a wide range of artists from Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brooks and Dunn. With their own growing catalog of original music quickly garnering fans for its eclectic sound and relatable lyrics, Paint Creek is quickly becoming a recognized and sought-after name in the burgeoning Kentucky music industry and beyond.
Don't miss out on the new band everyone is talking about - come out to a show soon and see for yourself.
Paint Creek began as brother-duo Eric and Alec Poore in 2020. Playing private parties and the local pub in their hometown of Williamsburg, Kentucky, led to the brothers beginning to gather a quiet following for their strong vocals and distinctive family harmonies. "Paint Creek" - their debut EP - consists of songs written during the early stages of their songwriting careers, reflecting on the stories of heartbreak and kinship that shaped the two brothers.
We are often asked why we chose to call ourselves Paint Creek. Up a holler in the hills of Southeast Kentucky there’s a little mountain stream called Paint Creek. Over the years, it carved out a patch of land big enough to live on, and our great-grandparents eventually settled on its banks and started a family. Four generations of our folks have called the Creek home since that time.
We have the good fortune to be a part of that bloodline, which has produced a number of gifted singers, musicians, and songwriters, including our mother, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as our late grandparents. We have always counted ourselves lucky to have been born into a family with such talent. The impact they have had on us is immense.
In choosing a name for ourselves, we wanted to honor that tradition. Today, Paint Creek is a biproduct of many musical influences, including southern gospel, bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, classic and modern country, and classic and southern rock. These are our roots, and we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to share them with you with the help of the incredible musicians who have come along on this musical journey with us. We hope to continue doing so for years to come and appreciate your continued support.
-Eric & Alec