Nick DiBiaso shows
Music became the center of Nick’s universe when he was 9 years old, on February 9, 1964, while watching The Beatles’ first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He bought his first album, ‘Meet The Beatles’, the very next day, and has been a serious collector ever since.
Immediately after graduating high school, Nick bought a reel-to-reel tape recorder, began stringing songs together to tell a story or to set a theme, and handed out mixtapes to his friends. In the late 1970’s he took a course in recording techniques at a local recording studio, and began work as a sound engineer for several Rhode Island bands, playing his mixtapes between live music sets.
Nick has attended hundreds of concerts around the globe, from the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein to Frank Zappa & The Mothers, and everything in between.
In February 1994, Nick was invited to be a guest DJ on Providence classic rock station WRX to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Beatles‘ Ed Sullivan performance.
He joined WICN in 1996, hosting the Saturday edition of Against The Grain, as well as an acoustic show, The Contemporary Café, which featured live in-studio performances by local and internationally known artists, such as Eric Andersen, Aztec Two-Step, Jon Pousette-Dart, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, and Peter Tork of The Monkees to name just a few. In 2006 he combined elements of both shows and renamed his show My Back Pages. After taking a brief hiatus in 2007, he returned to host Against The Grain in June 2008.
Nick is also a member of The Zimmermen, a music group that celebrates the music of Bob Dylan every May at Patrick’s Pub in Providence.