Music in Harmony

Music has charms to soothe a savage breast ~ William Congreve

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it... ~ William Shakespeare

In search of love and music, my whole life has been... ~ Joni Mitchell

Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music ~ Chuck Berry

Without music, life would be a mistake ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid." - Frank Zappa

Against The Grain

Against The Grain with Nick DiBiasio, presenting the very best in Americana,
can be heard Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10pm
on Worcester's NPR affiliate, 90.5 WICN and online at!

Americana incorporates elements of various American roots music styles,
including country, roots rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues,
from old favorites to brand new releases by local and international artists.


Live and In Person

photo: Bob Dylan, 30th Anniversary Concert, 16 October 1992

Concert Listings

Includes New England clubs, coffeehouses, and concert halls.

Updated 28 September 2015

I Was There...Were You?

photo: Wilco, Solid Sound, 22 June 2014

Click here for a partial list of concerts I've attended.

Updated 15 August 2015

Photo Gallery

View vintage photos:

Nick's Pics

My concert photos!

The Grateful Dead @ Boston Garden - May 12, 1980

Little Feat @ Providence College - May 6, 1976

Lots more coming as soon as I get a better scanner!

Video Gallery

View music performances:

New clips added 1 July 2011


You can also find me on Facebook!

My Back Pages with Nick DiBiasio

"My Back Pages" was produced and hosted by Nick DiBiasio,
and featured the best in folk, folk/rock, blues, traditional and alternative country, country rock, and good old rock n' roll!
Old favorites from Neil Young, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan,
The Grateful Dead, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Buffalo Springfield, The Monkees, The Beatles, and many more!
You also heard the contemporary artists who are keeping the tradition alive...
...folks like Buddy & Julie Miller, Wilco, Patty Griffin, The Jayhawks, Josh Ritter, Beth Orton, Cracker, and Glenn Tilbrook.

My Back Pages with Nick DiBiasio was on the air from May through December 2006

Click here to view playlists.

Saturday Edition of Against the Grain

The Saturday edition of Against The Grain was produced and hosted by Nick DiBiasio,
and featured career retrospectives on several performers including Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan,
Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, and George Harrison.

The Saturday edition of Against The Grain was on the air from Dec 1996 to April 2006.

Click here to view playlists.

The Contemporary Cafe

The Contemporary Cafe was produced and hosted by Nick DiBiasio,
featuring contemporary and traditional acoustic music, on record, and live in-studio performances and interviews.
Featuring music by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Ellis Paul, Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli.

The Contemporary Cafe was on the air from January 1999 through April 2006

Click here to view playlists.

Your Own Private Radio Show

An alternative to traditional radio...mailed to you on CD!


Articles about Against the Grain written by Brian Goslow of The Worcester Phoenix for his Airwaves column
click on the date: 11/26/99, 5/8/98, or 6/5/98.

Worcester Magazine - 12.23.2004


Nick DiBiasio
P.O. Box 227
Harmony, RI 02829