D-Squared

D-Squared

BandFolk

Biography

D-Squared is the folk harp and guitar duo of Don Charles and Deb Gessner. Known for their intertwining vocals and crystalline sense of musical space, their painterly tunes and lyric-driven songs call to the heart like favorite stories that you haven’t heard yet.

“D-Squared has discovered a while new breadth of expression for the harp. Deb’s harp interweaves gracefully with Don’s guitar and vocals to create a new sound on the face of the singer/songwriter scene. The result is a stark, hypnotic landscape of sound deftly drawing the picture of the great Southwest, their home.” (Jo Morrison, Folk Harp Journal)

Charles and Gessner sprinkle unlikely combinations of instruments – such as harp and banjo, mandola and concertina – throughout their shows along with liberal doses of humor. With striking imagery and cinematic scapes, D-Squared walks a delicate musical tightrope “…balancing the fragility of their sound with the power of their lyric…” (Ron Simpson, Mix Magazine)

Hailing from the mountains of central Arizona, D-Squared has toured extensively around the US and Canada, playing venues from intimate house concerts and coffeehouses to school gyms, concert halls and outdoor festivals. They have received airplay on many PBS, community and college stations across the country.

D-Squared’s discography includes three CD’s, “matter of life & death” (1993), “Big Sky Full O’ Dumb Stars” (1997) and “Accidentally Live (2006), and they are currently working on a fourth, all instrumental CD. Their songs have been featured on multiple compilation CD’s, and most recently their song “Row” was included on the Smithsonian Folkways release, “Song and Stories from Grand Canyon”.