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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.

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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.

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