A mostly a capella freak-folky supergroup featuring:

Elizabeth LaPrelle (Anna & Elizabeth)
Brian Dolphin (Ukrainian Village Voices)
Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter (West of Roan)

Plus, Maisie O’brien will open the evening
with a short shadow-puppet show

Thursday, May 9
Doors at 7:30pm, music at 8:00pm

$10–$20, NOTA
Click here for advance tickets

Taking their name from a children’s fantasy novel, Doran is a four-person freak folk collective hailing from rural Virginia, New York City, and the Pacific Northwest. Together, singer and banjo-player Elizabeth LaPrelle (Anna & Elizabeth), multi-media performance artists and musicians Channing Showalter and Annie Schermer (West of Roan), and songwriter and producer Brian Dolphin draw from their respective work in story, song, archetype and image, and advance it into an untapped experimental terrain that is newly raw, wintry, moody, and tender.

Maisie O’Brien, a Philadelphia based shadow caster and educator, will open the evening with a short show.

Here’s a video of Doran playing and singing. Listen to their album here, and read the reviews in Pitchfork, the Guardian, and Bandcamp.

Doors to the show open at 7:30, with music starting around 8:00. Come early to see Landscapes on the Edge of Abstraction, an art show of oil paintings and encaustics current on display in Studio 34’s hallway gallery.