Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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His link with the genre began at the turn of the '70s, during heralded shows with Neil Young and Grateful Dead.
March 2021 New Music Releases
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