This year's Top Spins list is a bit less Michigan-oriented than the past few years. Though Mike + Ruthy are good friends of the Earthwork crew. I'm almost tempted to make them honorary Michiganders! A lot of our Michigan chart-toppers have been touring this year (e.g. Accidentals, Joshua Davis, Billy & Don) while others seemed to be between big projects (Joe Wilson of True Falsettos, for example) or just didn't release a new CD for 2015 (e.g. Jeff Haas, Blake Elliott). Overall, Michigan artists still get loads of attention here in spite of the relative dearth of chart-toppers, and we hope for a boatload of new material to play like crazy in 2016! Meanwhile, enjoy some music that the rest of the world brought us in 2015 . . .