The inaugural "MUSIC @ 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, just the right people came. Shows every 4th Sunday at 2PM.
D-SQUARED "Dancin' in the Boneyard" with MICHAEL MCGARRAH October 2016
Our 2017 entry in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series. A song written last summer, it has added meaning due to current political climate.
POOL O' DROOL Reunion, surviving members of the best kept secret in folk music Dive Into the Darkness at the Leonard Cohen Tribute November 2016. Bill Meldrum, Bob Ward, Deb Gessner, Sue Harris, Don Charles.
2pm, Sunday. February 26, 2017
"MUSIC @ THE MERC" Concert Series
Old Mayer Mercantile, 12780 Central Ave Mayer, AZ
Featuring singer/songwriters DOUG HAYWOOD and AARON HAYWOOD, poet LAYNE LONGFELLOW
Suggested donation $20 Refreshments!
Chocolate is Love creations from Connie Amenta
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SUE HARRIS of the NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS performs "Maid of Argenta" with D-SQUARED and a rather unavoidable Bass Accordion accompaniment, February 2016.
MUSIC @ THE MERC Concert Series in historic downtown Mayer, Arizona - EVERY FOURTH SUNDAY!
Author DOUG MILLISON reads from his opus, The Concrete Jungle Book, for rapt crowd at MUSIC @ THE MERC concert in October 2016.
"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 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've been told we sound exactly like the high desert country we live in.
Our fondest hope is to connect with your heart, your head and your feet and maybe give your soul a little buzz too. The music comes from ours.