Friday, April 24, 2015

Fine Tuning preview: 4/26/15

Lots of musical ground to cover this Sunday on Fine Tuning!  I'll be featuring the long-awaited second album from the Alabama Shakes, "Sound & Color," plus I'll explore new music from The Word, the blues/jazz/funk/gospel super-group featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, and the North Mississippi Allstars. Also in the mix will be a long stretch of Sufjan Stevens songs, in celebration of his concerts this Monday in Detroit and Tuesday in Grand Rapids. If that's not enough, more from the spectacular new releases by Wire and Courtney Barnett.  Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fine Tuning preview: 4/19/15

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll be playing songs from brand new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bill Withers, and I'll also be featuring the new, self-titled album from the British art-punk band Wire. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m. on 107one.
Wire perform Joust & Jostle at BBC 6 Music Festival 2015. For more exclusive videos and photos go to

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fine Tuning preview: 4/12/15

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll be playing songs from the upcoming Calexico album Edge of the Sun, plus I'll have new tunes from St. Vincent, Shelby Lynne, and Courtney Barnett.  Topping off the show will be birthday tributes to the great T.V./film composer Henry Mancini and Little Feat leader Lowell George.  Fine Tuning: 4 - 6 p.m. Sundays on

Friday, April 03, 2015

Fine Tuning preview: 4/5/15

This Sunday on Fine Tuning I'll continue my Easter Sunday tradition of playing XTC's 'Easter Theater,' taken from their 1999 album Apple Venus Vol. 1. I'll also be featuring the new Laura Marling album "Short Movie," plus a birthday tribute to the legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago on April 7, 1915. Fine Tuning: Sundays from 4- 6 p.m. on ann arbor's 107one.