Brian Dolphin is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Fulbright recipient, and doctoral student of Ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

He has studied folk music, lived with indigenous musicians, and performed all over the world. He leads an active life as a songwriter, performer, producer, and songleader, uniting diverse communities through the Ukrainian Village Voices choir and the "Dolphin & You" Community Sing and Patreon.

He’s also in a sweet freak-folk band named Doran that just released its first album; it has been getting good press on Pitchfork, NPR, The Guardian, Bandcamp, Record Crates United, and Raven Sings the Blues!

Since 2019, Brian has been channeling most of his musical energies through the “Dolphin & You” Patreon, where every month, he releases his own music and that of other great, up-and-coming singer-songwriters who would otherwise go unrecorded and unheard. He also makes harmony part-recordings of folk songs each month, often with his friends:).

bridylph at gmail dot com

photos by Leonardo March (