Music in Harmony
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast ~ William Congreve, "The Mourning Bride"
If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it... ~ William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night"
In search of love and music, my whole life has been... ~ Joni Mitchell, "Black Crow"
Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music ~ Chuck Berry, "Rock and Roll Music"
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,
has been on the air since December 1996 on Worcester's NPR affiliate, 90.5 WICN
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.
Against The Grain with Nick DiBiasio is broadcast on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 10pm on 90.5 WICN.
December 13, 2023
World Rhythms with Nick DiBiasio is broadcast on the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 6 to 8pm on 90.5 WICN.
December 24, 2023
Against The Grain Archives
Live and In Person
photo: Bob Dylan, 30th Anniversary Concert, 16 October 1992
Includes New England clubs, coffeehouses, and concert halls.
Updated December 4, 2023
"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
My Back Pages with Nick DiBiasio
My Back Pages Archives
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.
Saturday Edition of Against the Grain
Against The Grain Archives
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
The Contemporary Cafe
Contemporary Cafe Archives
Your Own Private Radio ShowAn alternative to traditional radio...mailed to you on CD!
Bill Morrissey | Jessi Alexander | Jon Pousette-Dart
Eric Andersen |
Chris Hillman |
Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley
Levon Helm |
Glenn Tilbrook |
Greg Brown |
Judy Collins |
Amy Correia |
Bill Kirchen |
Slaid Cleaves |
Cliff Eberhardt |
Annie Gallup |
Sam Bush |
Eliza Gilkyson |
Peter Stone Brown
Colleen Sexton |
Anni Clark |
Chris & Meredith Thompson |
Aoife Clancy |
Merrie Amsterburg |
JP Jones |
Margo Hennebach & Mark Saunders
Christine Lavin | Martyn Joseph | Lisa McCormick
Erin McKeown |
Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
Mark Erelli | Folks Together | The Zimmermen
and many, many more!
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.
I Was There...Were You?
photo: Wilco, Solid Sound, 22 June 2014
Click here for a partial list of concerts I've attended.
Updated 20 May 2023 (with photos!)
My concert photos!
The Grateful Dead @ Boston Garden - May 12, 1980
Little Feat @ Providence College - May 6, 1976
View vintage photos:
Updated: February 12, 2021
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