Friday, June 15, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 6/17/18

Lots of musical ground to cover this Sunday on Fine Tuning! In the album spotlight will be "All Of This Life," the rockin' new release from the L.A. power trio known as The Record Company. Also in the mix will be lots of tunes featuring Ry Cooder, the veteran guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. Ry is in Ann Arbor for a rare concert appearance next Friday, June 22nd at the Michigan Theater. That plus a tribute to drummer D.J. Fontana, who died on Wednesday at the age of 87. D.J. is heard on hundreds of Elvis Presley's recordings, including early hits such as "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel." Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 6/10/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning will be "God's Favorite Customer," the latest from singer-songwriter Father John Misty. Pitchfork's strongly positive review (8.5 out of 10) states "Josh Tillman is still self-absorbed. But his fourth full-length as Father John Misty exhibits a new sense of empathy and vulnerability while losing none of his wit." Also in the mix will be new music by Jackie Greene, Arthur Buck & Nick Lowe. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one. 

Friday, June 01, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 6/3/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Hell-On," the much-anticipated new album by acclaimed singer-songwriter Neko Case, who has a show with Ray LaMontagne at Meadow Brook on July 1. Also in the mix will be a birthday tribute to Prince (June 7th would've been his 60th birthday) along with new music by Natalie Prass and a timeless track by Bobbie Gentry. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 5/27/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning will be "Tell Me How You Really Feel," the much-anticipated, much-praised new release from Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett. Also in the mix will be new music from Nick Lowe, Meshell Ndegeocello and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 5/20/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Part of the Light," the seventh studio release from singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne. Also in the mix will be new tunes by White Denim & Damien Jurado, plus a 77th birthday tribute to Bob Dylan. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 5/13/18

Lots of notable new music this Sunday on Fine Tuning, including "Free Yourself Up," the latest album from Boston's Lake Street Dive (pictured). I'll also feature Belly's "Dove" album --- that group's first release in 23 (!) years. Also in the mix on Mother's Day will be new tunes by ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and singer-songwriter Damien Jurado. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Fine Tuning preview: 5/6/18

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring the swinging and soulful new release from Van Morrison and Hammond B-3 organist Joey DeFrancesco. The album is called "You're Driving Me Crazy" and it includes a nice mix of standards ("Everyday I Have the Blues," "Miss Otis Regrets") along with new versions of Van Morrison classics ("The Way Young Lovers Do," "Have I Told You Lately?"). Also in the mix will be a tribute to the great drummer John "Jabo" Starks, who died on Tuesday at the age of 79. Jabo played on many of James Brown's greatest hits. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.