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

He has studied and performed folk and original music all over the world, in villages and large venues alike. 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.

There are many ongoing collaborations, including with his wife Elizabeth LaPrelle through their Lullabies album. They also comprise half of the “freak folk” band Doran, who released their first album with critical acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR, The Guardian, Bandcamp, Record Crates United, and Raven Sings the Blues.

For several years, Brian has been channeling most of his creative output through the “Dolphin & You” Patreon, where every month, he releases his own music and that of other singer-songwriters whose songs might otherwise go unrecorded and unheard. He also shares traditional and original arrangements of different folk songs and distributes the harmony part-recordings through the site. 

bridylph at gmail dot com

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