St. Paul, MN
y'allternative / dance folk / hillbilly house
For Fans Of... Nick Drake, Shakey Graves, Charlie Parr
"a panic attack you can dance to"
Commonly known as ‘Doc’ Pat Dougherty is the artist and multi-instrumentalist behind theyself. Getting their start writing songs in a borrowed storage closet on the West bank of Minneapolis Doc has performed and released records with several bands including Fairfax, AK and currently Elle PF.
After DIY touring the United States for a few years, Doc took a year off to write a song a week and formed the sound that led to theyself: a rootsy voice dripped in soul over a blend of blues, bluegrass, and house music. In 2018 the project was nominated for ‘Best New Band’ by City Pages.
Their debut EP Wolf Tower was tracked one night on an 8-track tape recorder in a hotel room using a pair of headphones as a makeshift microphone. KBEK put it at #7 on the list of ‘MN Records of the Year’ in 2018, and 2019 KNO it’s visual companion piece was featured by Melodic Noise as a 2019 EP of the Year.
In 2020 Doc was listed as an artist to watch by Twin Cities Pride Magazine and currently theyself is readying the release of '1500' a new EP that was recorded in their touring van in South Minneapolis and from random outposts off MN highway 61