Friday, April 19, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 4/21/19

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Absolute Zero," the exceptionally inventive new studio release by Bruce Hornsby, best known for his 1986 hit "The Way It Is." Hornsby's latest album features contributions from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, classical chamber group yMusic and legendary jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette. Also in the mix will be birthday tributes to Iggy Pop & Charles Mingus, plus Easter Sunday selections from Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace" album --- and I'm so thrilled to see that the "Amazing Grace" documentary has FINALLY opened in theaters! Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 4/14/19

Cinematic Orchestra are a symphonic electronica band with a lush, evocative & atmospheric sound. Led by British musician Jason Swinscoe, the Cinematic Orchestra's first studio release in twelve years, "To Believe," will be in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning this Sunday. Also in the mix will be a birthday tribute to the late, great Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley, who would've turned 64 on April 17. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 4/7/19

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Side Effects," the latest release from the Austin, Texas indie-rock band White Denim. The Financial Times says that "Side Effects" is as good a rock album as you'll hear this year --- and I couldn't agree more! Also in the mix will be birthday tributes to jazz legend Billie Holiday and Lowell George, the chief songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of Little Feat. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, March 29, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 3/31/19

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "My Finest Work Yet," the new studio release from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird...and yes, I do think this album is Andrew's finest work yet! Also in the mix will be a birthday tribute to Marvin Gaye (who would've turned 80 on April 2), plus a 50th anniversary tribute to Dusty Springfield's fabulous "Dusty In Memphis" album, released on March 31, 1969. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 3/24/19

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring singer-songwriter Patty Griffin's new self-titled album. After a successful battle with breast cancer, Griffin returns with one of the most poignant & beautiful collections of songs in her career. Also in the mix will be lots of tunes by Roxy Music, the Cure and Radiohead, part of the 2019 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 3/17/19

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll pay tribute to the legendary session musician Hal Blaine, who died earlier this week at the age of 90. Blaine was a member of the Wrecking Crew, the group of session musicians who in the early 1960s began dominating rock ā€™nā€™ roll recording in Los Angeles. Along with guitarists Glen Campbell and Tommy Tedesco, bassists Carol Kaye and Joe Osborn, and keyboardists Leon Russell and Don Randi, Blaine played drums on thousands of recordings through the mid-1970s, including hit singles by the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, the Ronettes, the Association, the Byrds, the 5th Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel and Herb Alpert. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Fine Tuning preview: 3/10/19

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Signs," the fourth studio release by the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Also in the mix will be new tracks from the Black Keys (they're back!), Adia Victoria, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Mavis Staples. Fine Tuning: 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.