Drawing on the wealth of music stored in the hills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta,
D. Gross creates lyrical songs rich in earth imagery, heart, and struggle.
Performing since the tender age of 12, Dana has refined his intention and ability,
entertaining crowds from Maine to Kentucky, and most places in between.
With one guitar, a harmonica, and a passion to connect the unconnected,
D. Gross journeys along with the unending current that is our music.
"With an ear for artfulness and a heart for tradition, Dana Gross has been steadily making a name for himself on the Portland roots scene. Gross is a master of simple, soulful blues and folk music. And if his songs sounded simple, gently gliding off his guitar, it was a simplicity hard earned; the Italians call it sprezzatura, the seemingly effortless grace achieved by years of hidden work and sweat.
In any case, it is clear that Gross is a force to be reckoned with. Gross seems intent upon moving boulders to find the hope — and strength — that underpins music borne out of sadness. And it looks like he just might succeed."
Northeast Performer Magazine-Oct. ''07
"Be on the lookout for D. GROSS, the newest old-timey roots guy to be awesome around here. He busts a mean harmonica over shuffling acoustic guitar and mixes Appalachia with Mississippi Delta just fine."
--Portland Phoenix-Feb. 07
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