Tuned In

Memoirs of a Piano Man: Behind the Scenes with Music Legends and Finding the Artist Within

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Pub Date Apr 02 2024 | Archive Date Mar 29 2024

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Tuned In is an inspiring story of one man's relentless pursuit of a dream, and a revealing testimony to the power of music in all our lives.

The unique confluence of Jim Wilson's two careers - piano technician/confidant to the stars and a globally successful recording artist - has led to extraordinary experiences with some of the world's most exalted music legends: singing Beatle songs with Paul McCartney, limo rides with Elton John, road trips with Carole King, and horseback riding with Dan Fogelberg. But beyond this everyman's unique telling of intimate celebrity tales, Tuned In is an inspiring story of one man's relentless pursuit of a dream, and a revealing testimony to the power of music in all our lives.

Emerging from a troubled childhood in a broken West Texas home, a young man moves to Los Angeles to pursue fame and fortune as a singer-songwriter. He soon strays from his mission when his piano tuning sideline blossoms into a career as piano technician to the entertainment industry's biggest names. His help in the development of the world's first MIDI-adapter for acoustic piano leads to him sharing adventures, sessions, meals, and laughs with dozens of his childhood heroes. His front row seat provides him with a rare and fascinating view into their creative processes.

But when his world is shattered by his dearest friend's sudden and untimely death, he is forced to question the true meaning of success. He returns to his heart's purpose, takes a leap into the unknown, and sets out on a solo career, recording and performing his signature style of piano-featured instrumentals. Along the way he battles countless obstacles, including crippling panic attacks.

After four Billboard Top-20 albums, two PBS specials, and over 75 million worldwide streams of his compositions, Jim reflects on his life in music. He offers us a candid, humorous, insider's account of the raucous LA scene and shares engaging tales of his time spent with music legends.

Tuned In is an inspiring story of one man's relentless pursuit of a dream, and a revealing testimony to the power of music in all our lives.

The unique confluence of Jim Wilson's two careers - piano...


Advance Praise

  Kirkus Reviews:

  • "an endearing, well-rounded reflection."
  •  "An inviting mix of star-studded encounters and an affirmation of a persevering artistic spirit."
  •  "While many of the stories concern famous names (rest assured, McCartney is a “great dude”), the book is at its best in grittier moments"

  Kirkus Reviews:

  • "an endearing, well-rounded reflection."
  •  "An inviting mix of star-studded encounters and an affirmation of a persevering artistic spirit."
  • "While many of the stories concern famous...

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9798989538416
PRICE $28.95 (USD)
PAGES 264

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