About D. Gross
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.
Bringing the roots to life, and creating new shoots, D. Gross crafts modern music for the ages.
"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