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Q&A with dynamic guitarist Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn is a dynamic guitarist based in Brooklyn, New York. A wizard at the instrument in his own right, Gunn has also worked with the likes of Kurt Vile, Hiss Golden Messenger and Cian Nugent. Gunn talked with Diversions editor Allison Hussey about the breadth of his work and his North Carolina connections.


Q&A with The Beets’ Juan Wauters

Juan Wauters, former frontman of The Beets, released his first solo album, N.A.P. — North American Poetry, this fall. Originally from Uruguay, the singer and guitarist now proudly calls New York City his home.


Q&A with Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco is a young guitarist and songwriter whose 2012 breakout record, launched him into a whirlwind of international success. Diversions editor Allison Hussey talked to DeMarco about changes he’s had to make and his latest record, Salad Days.


Q&A with The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross

Alex Ross is a music critic for The New Yorker, whose latest major undertaking is a book on the cultural legacy of German composer Richard Wagner. Ross will deliver a lecture titled "Big Ballads of the Modern Heart: Sidney Lanier and Early American Wagnerism" this afternoon in Gerrard Hall. Diversions editor Allison Hussey talked to Ross about Wagner and the composer's long-lasting effects on the arts.


Q&A with guitarist Chris Eldridge

Chris “Critter” Eldridge is a flatpicking guitarist and member of barrier-blurring outfit Punch Brothers. Diversions Editor Allison Hussey talked to Eldridge about working with the Coen Brothers and Tony Rice.


	At age 32, mandolin player Chris Thile has earned a Grammy and a MacArthur “genius” grant among other musical achievements. Photo courtesy of Nonesuch Records.

Q&A with mandolinist Chris Thile

Chris Thile is a mandolinist who can’t be pinned down by any convenient musical description. He’s collaborated with fellow label-defying masters like bassist Edgar Myer and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, in addition to leading the band Punch Brothers. His most recent project is a collection of Bach partitas and sonatas that were originally written for violin.


Iron and Wine played at Memorial Hall on Wednesday night. The Secret Sisters, a duo from Alabama, opened for him.

Iron & Wine performs intimate show at UNC

The Carolina Union Activities Board shook up its hip-hop-heavy season with its presentation of Iron & Wine Wednesday night. Even in a concert hall as massive as Memorial Hall, the performance felt intimate and was easily one of the best shows CUAB has scored in the past few years.



Media

	Paste Magazine’s editor-in-chief Josh Jackson talks to comedian and Portlandia star Fred Armisen

Paste Magazine’s editor-in-chief Josh Jackson talks to comedian and Portlandia star Fred Armisen


	Bastille performs at Latitude 30 at the British Music Embassy showcase.

Bastille performs at Latitude 30 at the British Music Embassy showcase.



#tbt: Diversity crucial to success of music festivals

Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week: a column from former Diversions editor Alison Hussey about Hopscotch Music Festival, which starts tonight.This blog was originally published on the Diversions blog on Sept. 11, 2013.


#tbt: Local women make rock on their own

Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week: a perspective from former Diversions editor Alison Hussey on women in the local music scene in anticipation of the Girls Rock NC Carrboro showcase, at Cat's Cradle this Saturday. This was originally published on the Diversions blog on Jan. 8, 2014.


Column: A marriage built on an online House of Cards

Tomorrow marks the much-anticipated return of the Netflix original series “House of Cards.” Save the saccharine kisses in the rain or “I got off the plane”s — such gestures are tiresome compared to what the characters of “House of Cards” has to offer.


Q&A with Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose songs have an unusual instrumental foundation with the autoharp. Diversions Editor Allison Hussey talked to Bulat about her history with the her instrument and her growth as an artist.


Raleigh hosts extensive bluegrass fest

Bluegrass father and mandolin master Bill Monroe famously characterized the genre as having a “high lonesome sound.” This week, expectations are high, but it doesn’t look like there will be anything lonesome about the International Bluegrass Music Association’s first year in Raleigh.