theyself

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 2017 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. In 2018 it was put at #7 on the list of ‘MN Records of the Year’ by KBEK FM, and 2019 KNO it’s visual companion piece was featured by Melodic Noise as a 2019 EP of the Year.

Most recently Doc was listed as an artist to watch in 2020 by Twin Cities Pride Magazine and released “roost” a lo-fi album of improvised piano pieces inspired by the fibonacci sequence. Harvested off of voice memos from a cellphone each track is a one-shot take played on the house upright performed under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Minneapolis-based DIY performance space The Auks Roost.

Past Shows


Nov
17
th
2022
Turf Club
Nov
17
th
2022
Turf Club
Jun
12
th
2022
Turf Club
Jun
12
th
2022
Turf Club

Bob Log III

with theyself
Jan
14
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
14
th
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

A Tribute to
Dolly Parton

with CECELIA ERHOLTZ (of TABAH), DIANE, FAITH BOBLETT, JAEDYN JAMES, JILLIAN RAE, LESLIE VINCENT, LYDIA LIZA, MADISON HALLMAN, MOLLY BRANDT, SIRI UNDLIN (of HUMBIRD), and THEYSELF
Nov
24
th
2021
7th St Entry
Nov
24
th
2021
7th St Entry

DURRY

with Faith Boblett and theyself
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Dolly Partion

Backed by the All Star A LITTLE TOO SHORT TO BE STORMTROOPERS band featuring members of GENERAL B AND THE WIZ, RUBEN, THE 4ON THE FLOOR, TABAH, SLEEP STUDY, THE PLOTT HOUNDS, and SASS
with Haley, Kerry Alexander (of Bad Bad Hats), Savannah Smith and more!
Jan
14
th
2019
7th St Entry

More Shows

Jun
29
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Little Feat

with Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel
Apr
8
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Knox

with maryjo
Mar
16
th
Turf Club

Harbor & Home

with Russ Parrish & The Lone Oaks and Faith Boblett
May
7
th
7th St Entry

John R. Miller