Friday, October 16, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 10/18/20

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll dive into "Wildflowers & the Rest," the reissue of Tom Petty's classic 1994 "Wildflowers" album. Petty originally recorded some 25 songs that he wanted to release on two CDs, but pruned down the project to a single, 15-song album. At long last we get to hear the equally brilliant songs left off the original album, plus home recordings, alternative studio versions and live recordings. This is truly the most important reissue of 2020! That plus new music from Stevie Wonder and Lana Del Rey, and birthday tributes to Chuck Berry and Steve Cropper. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 10/4/20

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll be doing a big birthday tribute to John Lennon, who would've turned 80 on October 9th. In the album spotlight I'll feature "Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood," the final album by the Pretty Things, plus I'll play new tracks by Andrew Bird, Tom Petty and Lake Street Dive. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 9/27/20

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Palo Alto," a previously unreleased live album by jazz legend Thelonious Monk. The story behind this 1968 concert is as astounding as it is unlikely! Also in the mix will be tributes to French vocalist Juliette Greco and Johnny Cash's longtime drummer W.S. "Fluke" Holland, both of whom passed away on Sept. 23rd. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 9/20/20

 This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Blackbirds," the moving and magnificent new studio recording by Michigan native Bettye LaVette. Comprised mostly of songs made famous by black female vocalists like Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, "Blackbirds" is the follow-up to "Things Have Changed," Bettye's Grammy-nominated album of Bob Dylan covers. Also in the mix on Fine Tuning will be new songs by Django Django, Sunflower Bean and Matt Berninger, plus a birthday tribute to Ray Charles. Fine Tuning: Sundays from to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 9/13/20

 This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll feature the super deluxe box set reissue of "Goats Head Soup," the classic 1973 release by the Rolling Stones. The box set includes a new mix of the original album, three previously unreleased tracks, and the incendiary live recording "Brussels Affair." Also in the mix will be new songs by Bettye LaVette, Suzanne Vega and Paul Weller, plus a previously unreleased song taken from "Wildflowers & All The Rest," the highly anticipated archive project from Tom Petty. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 9/6/20

 This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Agora," the first studio recording in six years by Brazilian-American vocalist Bebel Gilberto. Also in the mix will be be new tracks by Bill Callahan, Suzanne Vega, and the Neverly Boys, plus a 69th birthday tribute to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on annarbor's 107one.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Fine Tuning preview: 8/30/20

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll feature "On Sunset," the sublime and soulful new release from Paul Weller. Also in the mix will be new music from Bruce Hornsby, Bright Eyes, Bonny Light Horseman and Luna, plus a 75th birthday tribute to Van Morrison. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.