Born out of a nightmare had by artist Dalton Deschain (lead vox, guitar), Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show is a project that combines unique music of various genres, artistic visuals, profound prose, and vivid performances to tell dark stories that bring out truths in life.
Following the release of the project’s debut EP, Collateral Vignettes, Deschain assembled a band comprised of Phil Harris (drums), Jo Kroger (vox), and David Warpaint (bassist), and began work on a trilogy of concept EPs. Each EP centers around different female protagonists and will be released with accompanying short stories and exclusive artwork.
The first EP of the trilogy, Roberta, tells the story of a trans-woman circus freak in the 1940’s who falls in love with a stagehand, found success among a growing cult-following.
Now, Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show is readying the release of the second EP, Catherine. In this chapter, listeners follow the title character, a struggling young aspiring actress who turns to the help of a dangerous man. The 3 song EP opens with the David Bowie-inspired post-rock track “Tin Laurels” which examines the dark realities of the American dream and trusting the wrong people when times get tough.
“Approximate Man” follows, a selection of text from the Tristan Tzara poem of the same name, as a contemporary choral work that utilizes modern harmonization software and auto- tune effects. “Approximate Girl” closes the EP and serves as a ballad that uncovers the motives of abandoning love in favor of ambition, and the realization that you may never reach what you were searching for.
Be on the lookout for more from Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show soon and be sure to follow them on any of their social channels detailed below.
6/24 – The Sidebar – Baltimore, MA
6/25 – Bourbon and Branch- Philadelphia, PA
7/16 – The Knitting Factory- Brooklyn, NY
7/26 – The Saint- Asbury Park, NJ
7/27 – Century Bar- Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – PA’s Lounge- Boston, MA