Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: Best of 2024 (so far)

Listen to “Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music” every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Beyonce Cowboy Carter album cover.

Beyoncé's "Cowboy Carter"

This week on Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music, I’m looking at the first half of 2024, with cool new stuff from Mavis Staples, Savanna Funk, and of course, that Beyoncé country-ish album, Cowboy Carter!

Plus, Detroit artists brought out cool stuff in the first half of this year, including Extra Arms, new singles from Apropos and (finally) a new album from Frontier Rucks.

There’s also a legendary artist who celebrated his 80th this week, so we’ll note that as well.

See the playlist below and listen to the episode for two weeks after it airs.

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music Playlist for June 22, 2024

  • “Worthy” – Mavis Staples
  • “Good People” – Mumford & Sons + Pharrell Williams
  • “Burial Ground” – The Decemberists
  • “P.U.S.H.” – Michelle David & The True Tones
  • “On The Northline” – Frontier Ruckus
  • “Heartbreak” – Apropos
  • “Like I Say (I Run Away)” – Nilufer Yanya
  • “Atom Bomb” – Bully
  • “Beautiful Day” – Keyon Harrold
  • “Smoke And Mirrors” – P.J. Morton
  • “Deep Sea Vents” – BrhyM (Bruce Hornsby & yMusic)
  • “Love Life” – Sheryl Crow
  • “Ya Ya” – Beyonce
  • “Streetwalker” – The Kinks (Ray Davies is now 80!)
  • “Village Green Preservation Society” – Kate Rusby
  • “Illusions” – Jalen Ngonda
  • “Love Of A Girl” – Avett Brothers
  • “I Don’t Wanna Surrender” – Extra Arms
  • “Orewa” – Savanna Funk & Gaudi
  • “Everything’s Beautiful” – Hiatus Kaiyote
  • “Soul Wandering” – Paul Weller
  • “Vintage” – Moses Sumney
  • “dark days” – Moby ft. Lady Blackbird
  • “Meet Me In The Dark” – Jack Spivey
  • “Lunch” – Billie Eilish
  • “Night In” – Brittney Spencer
  • “Blackbird” – Beyoncé

Listen to Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

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  • Rob Reinhart
    Rob Reinhart is host of WDET's "Essential Music" and the syndicated program "Acoustic Cafe," heard on 125 stations around the country, and stations from Greece to New Zealand. He's voted in 11 presidential elections: 5 wins, 6 losses.