Friday, August 11, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 8/13/17

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to be back on the air this week after recovering from my heart surgery in late June! This Sunday will be my first Fine Tuning program since my medical leave of absence and I've got a lot of ground to cover. In the album spotlight will be "Dark Matter," the first album in some nine years by the legendary singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman. I'll also pay tribute to music icon Glen Campbell, who died last Tuesday at the age of 81. And in the mix as well will be new tracks from Arcade Fire, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Low Cut Connie, Steve Winwood, Waxahatchee and JD McPherson. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 6/25/17

This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "There Is No Calamity," the superb new album from veteran singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman, produced by my friend Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Also in the mix will be everything from Spoon to Duke Ellington. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.  After this Sunday's program, Fine Tuning will be on hiatus until I return from a medical leave that begins Monday, June 26. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 6/18/17

This Sunday on Fine Tuning in the album spotlight I'll be featuring "So You Wannabe An Outlaw," the new album by country/rock/folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle & his band The Dukes. Also in the mix will be birthday tributes to Paul McCartney (turning 75 on Sunday), Ray Davies (turning 73 next Wednesday) & Jeff Beck (turning 73 on June 24). Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 6/11/17

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring songs from Rhiannon Giddens and Joe Jackson, who headline separate concerts in Ann Arbor soon. Rhiannon, a founding member of the blues & country group Carolina Chocolate Drops, performs next Wed., June 14 at Power Center as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Joe, the veteran British singer-songwriter, performs Sat., June 17 at the Michigan Theater. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, June 02, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 6/4/17

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Waiting On A Song." the new solo album from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. I'll also pay tribute to Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, and in the mix will be new songs from Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs, plus more from the 50th anniversary reissue of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fine Tuning Preview: 5/28/17

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll feature a set of songs from bands based out of Manchester, England, a deeply musical city hit by a despicable terror attack last Monday. My thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured at Manchester Arena. I will also play songs from the 50th (!) Anniversary super deluxe reissue of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and in the album spotlight I'll feature "The Nashville Sound," by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fine Tuning preview: 5/21/17

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll pay tribute to Chris Cornell, whose tragic death in Detroit this week has shaken and shocked music fans around the world. In the album spotlight will be "Black Irish," the captivating new release from the bluesy/rootsy singer-songwriter Shannon McNally. Also in the mix will be new songs from Blondie & Thurston Moore, plus a 76th birthday tribute to Bob Dylan. Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on ann arbor's 107one.