The inaugural "Music at the Merc" Concert featured fingerstyle guitarist, Larry Pattis and a wonderful gathering of old friends. Larry wowed the audience with his passion and playing, then snapped this pic of us during our set. Wonderful to have music in the old building and just the right people showed up. Next show Sunday, Feb 28, 2PM with Sue Harris, Queen of Quirk.

New Music

This is our entry in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts for 2016. The song starts with 11" of rain in one day, takes a look back a Noah, and describes the demise of a dear friend. The fish swim on.

Sunday. February 28 2016, 2PM

"Music at the Merc" Concert Series

Old Mayer Mercantile, 12780 Central Ave Mayer, AZ

Featuring Sue Harris, the Queen of Quirk,

         and D-Squared

Suggested donation $15

d2@dsquaredmusic.com or 928 458-9349

New Venue

Live version of Don's song about Lao Tzu's Last Ride featuring Sean Poynter on percussion. Recorded by Ron Nieman at the Highlands Nature Center in Prescott, Arizona

  • Saddle Up My Water Buffalo (live)5:24

"D-Squared has discovered a whole new breadth of expression ... Deb Gessner's harp weaves gracefully with Don Charles' guitar and vocals to create a stark and hypnotic landscape of sound

deftly drawing the picture of        

the great Southwest, their home."   

   International Folk Harp Journal

we are pleased you have found us!

We are D-Squared, a harp and guitar duo from Arizona.

We developed our lives and our music together on a cattle ranch in the Bradshaw Mountains. Our songs and tunes are inhabited by the animals, vegetables and minerals that surround us and the forces that animate them.

We try to address things that matter, tell a good story, and keep a sense of humor about it. We think we sound like the high desert country we come from but that's not really for us to say.

Our fondest hope is to connect with your heart, your head and your feet, and maybe give your soul a little buzz. The music comes from ours.


It is our goal to make this site interesting enough for you to visit occasionally just to see if there is something new to discover. New music, old music, videos, performance schedules, photos, lyrics, an occasional travelogue or thought and always, a way to make our music part of your life. We have been working on numerous projects we are quite excited about. We will preview things here. Let us know what you think.

Welcome to our website!