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Host, Rob Reinhart's Essential Music & Acoustic Cafe

Rob started his professional broadcasting career while still in college, pursuing his degree in Psychology. After college, he chose radio over the human psyche. He currently hosts “Essential Music” on WDET, and “Acoustic Cafe,” syndicated around the country and worldwide on Voice Of America.

Over the last 20 years, Reinhart has also owned a small ad agency, written and produced syndicated comedy for radio, voiced thousands of radio and TV commercials, consulted movie, television and internet media projects, and even been the voice of Radio Bonnaroo!

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Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 2-27-16

Feb. 27, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

The All Soundtrack Show!!!

Song Artist Album
Cat People David Bowie Cat People OST
The Heat Is On Glenn Fry Beverly Hills Cop
Got To Get You Into My Life Earth Wind & Fire Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band OST
What Does Freedom Mean Cody Chesnutt 12 Years A Slave
Radio Santigold Paper Towns OST
Earned It The Weeknd Fifty Shades Of Grey OST
Jumping Jack Flash Aretha Franklin Jumping Jack Flash OST
Sitting On Top Of The Worlds Jack White Cold Mountain OST
Do You Wanna Dance Dave Edmunds Porky's Revenge OST
Glory Common & John Legend Selma OST
Let's Misbehave Elvis Costello De-Lovely OST
Let's Go Crazy Prince Purple Rain
You've Got A Friend In Me Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years
Song Artist Album
Any Major Dude Will Tell You Wilco Me, Myself & Irene OST
FM Steely Dan FM OST
All Of The Stars Ed Sheeran The Fault In Our Stars
Across The Universe Rufus Wainwright I Am Sam OST
Two Of Us The Beatles Let It Be
Manta Ray VJ Ralph & Antony Hegarty Racing Extinction OST
Shakedown Bob Seger Beverly Hills Cop II OST
Theme From Shaft Isaac Hayes Shaft OST
Late In The Evening Paul Simon One Trick Pony OST
Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel The Graduate OST
Stay Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories Reality Bites OST
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow The Soggy Bottom Boys Oh Brother, Where Art Thou OST
The Unknown Mortal Joe Strummer Walker OST
Song Artist Album
Live And Let Die Paul McCartney Live & Let Die OST
Car Wash Rose Royce Car Wash OST
Exit Music (For A Film) Radiohead OK Computer
Me And My Arrow Harry Nilsson The Point!
Danger Zone Cherlene & K-Log Cherlene (Archer OST)
Writing's On The Wall Sam Smith Spectre OST
Don't You Forget About Me Simple Minds The Breakfast Club OST
How Come Ray Lamontagne Trouble
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova Once OST
Freddie's Dead Curtis Mayflied Superfly OST
The Baddest Man Alive The Black Keys & RZA The Man With The Iron Fists OST
I Put A Spell On You Annie Lennox Fifty Shades Of Grey
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Ennio Morricone A Fistful Of Film Music

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 2-20-16

Feb. 20, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

The Grammys you never hear about, new Santana and Sam Beam, tix and more!

Song Artist Album
24 Frames Jason Isbell Something More Than Free
Born Again Teen Lucius Good Grief
Tell Me Tale Michael Kiwanuka Home Again
Rise Up Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Lean Into Love Joshua Davis na
Anywhere You Want To Go Santana Santana IV
Everybody's Everything Santana Santana III
Long Goodbye Basia Bulat Good Advice
I'm So Glad Skip James The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records, Vol. 2
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune EP
Love And Trust Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note
Black Sun Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Being With You Smokey Robinson Smokey & Friends
Song Artist Album
Six Feet Away The Steeldrivers The Muscel Shoals Recordings
Free Your Mind (While You Still Can) The James Hunter 6 Hold On!
Water Ra Ra Riot Need Your Light
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Heroes Hey Marseilles Hey Marseilles
Let's Get Back Matt Andersen Honest Man
Stompa Serena Ryder Harmony
Bring My Baby Back Dr. Dog The Psychedelic Swamp
Don't Know What It means Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Don't Know What It means Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Malaika Anjelique Kidjo Sings
So There Ben Folds So There
You Know You're Right Nirvana Nirvana
Song Artist Album
These Walls Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Toes Son Little Son Little
Every Songbird Says Sam Beam/Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire
Love Hurts Gram Parsons The Gram Parsons Anthology
Upbeat Joel Boyea Here Again, And Lost
What'cha Gonna Do Bela Flek & Abigail Washburn Bela Flek & Abigail Washburn
Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview
Love Like That Mayer Hawthorne Man About Time
Look At Me Cécile McLorin Salvant For One To Love
Living The Connection Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Cincinnati
Ain't It A Sin Charles Bradley Changes
A Long Time Away Shearwater Jet Plane And Oxbow
I Shall Be Released (take 1) Bob Dylan & The Band The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 2-13-16

Feb. 13, 2016

The Anti-Valentine’s Day Show!!!

Song Artist Album
Lyin' Eyes Eagles One Of These Nights
Hurt Me Tomorrow K'Naan Country God Or The Girl
I Was A Fool Tegan & Sara Heartthrob
Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Make It Happen
Yellow Eyes Rayland Baxter Imaginary Man
She's No Lady Lyle Lovett Pontiac
They Call It Love Bettye LaVette The Scene Of The Crime
Gonna Get Along Without You Now She & Him Volume Two
I Hate You Ruby The Rabbitfoot Amazon Acoustics
The Ideal Husband Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear
Joy Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
The Walk Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
The Cold Hard Facts Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts
Your Cheating Heart Ray Charles His Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Song Artist Album
I Blame You Ledisi The Truth
Poison The Well Maia Sharp The Dash Between The Dates
Say It To Me Now Glan Hansard Once OST
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 20th Century Masters
Payback Etta James The Essential Etta James
Come Pick Me Up Ryan Adams Heartbreaker
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks The Most Of Dan Hicks
Hit 'Em Up Style Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig
Bust Your Windows Jazmine Sullivan Fearless
When You Were Mine Prince Dirty Mind
Four Long Years Laura Rain & The Caesars Electrified
She's Gone Hall & Oates Abandoned Luncheonette
Broken For Good Jill Barber Fool's Good
Wasted Love City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Song Artist Album
Call Me (Come Back Home) Al Green Call Me
Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs
My Baby's Just As Mean As Me Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Accidentally Like A Martyr Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
You Oughtta Know Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
No Good Woman Elise LeGrow No Good Woman EP
Gasoline & Matches Buddy & Julie Miller Written In Chalk
Therapy Mary J. Blige The London Sessions
Lies The Knickerbockers Lies
I Told Her Lies Robbie Fulks South Mouth
Pull Away Leon Bridges Coming Home
I Wanna Be Around Aretha Franklin Laughing On The Outside
Love That Kills Carmel Liburdi single only
How Do I Let A Good Man Down Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Naturally
Let Him Fly Patty Griffin Living With Ghosts
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 2-6-16

Feb. 6, 2016

Maurice White (EWF) RIP, Bryan Ferry ticekts and more…

Song Artist Album
Soft Spoken Words Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Gypsy In Me Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
New Suit Jack Spivey The All Night EP
Good Lava Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Generation Landslide Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies
Uhuru Ramsey Lewis Another Voyage
Gratitude Earth Wind & Fire Gratitude
To The Top Twin Shadow Eclipse
Not Old Yet ALO Tangle Of Time
Lover Come Back City & Colour Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Black Danger Mouse/Danielle Luppi/Norah Jones ROME
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Keep Your Head To The Sky Earth Wind & Fire Head To The Sky
Song Artist Album
This Path Tonight Graham Nash This Path Tonight
Wild Tales Graham Nash Wild Tales
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
You Don't Have The Time Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Cincinnati
Into The Mystic (Take 11) Van Morrison Moondance
Serpentine Fire Earth Wind & Fire All 'N All
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Nobody Dies Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Driving Me Wild Bryan Ferry Avonmore
Just One Of Those Things Bryan Ferry As Time Goes By
Guilty Me Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
That's The Way Of The World Earth Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World
Song Artist Album
Ophelia The Lumineers Cleopatra
The Door D'Angelo Black Messiah
Piedras Negras Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo
Let It Ride The Infatuations Detroit Block Party
Pink Balloon Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals CallIt What It Is
Tim Is On Your Side Earth Wind & Fire Last Days And Time
Three Little Birds Bob Marley Legend Remixed
Call Off Your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
You'll Be Lonely Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Give The People What They Want
Chauffer Blues Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
Sea Of Love The National Trouble Will Find Me
Hurtin On The Bottle Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
You And Your Love Joel Boyea Here Again And Lost
Saturday Night Earth Wind & Fire Spirit

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-30-16

Jan. 30, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Paul Kantner RIP, Gabriel/Sting tix, Chris Bathgate and more…

Song Artist Album
Until I Stay Jully Black Revival
Simple Song The Shins Port Of Morrow
Hey No Pressure Ray Lamontagne Ouroburos
Somebody To Shove Soul Asylum Grave Dancer's Union
Supersonic Soul Asylum Change Of Fortune
Liquid Love Snarky Puppy Family Dinner, Vol. 2
In The Middle JR JR JR JR
I'm Writing A Novel Father John Misty Fear Fun
Holiday Vampire Weekend Contra
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel New Blood
Sounds Like A Party Lettuce Crush
House Party Howling Diablos Ultra-Sonic Gas Can
Volunteers Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
Song Artist Album
Paris Nights/New York Mornings Corrine Bailey Rae The Sea
Midnight Lianne La Havas Blood
(Baby) Hold On James Hunter 6 Hold On!
Run Run Run Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lying Low Peter Wolf Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Southside Shuffle J Geils Band Bloodshot
Celebrate Anderson .Paak Malibu
I'm Still In Love With You Al Green I'm Still In Love With You
Didn't It Rain Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Come To The Hills Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project
Ride The Tiger Jefferson Starship Dragonfly
Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Mess Around Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Love That Girl Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Turn It On Again Genesis Duke
Six Bands Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Toes Son Little Son Little
Lines On My Face Peter Frampton Acoustic Classics
Buffalo Toro y Moi What For?
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Wooden Ships Jefferson Airplane Volunteers

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-23-16

Jan. 23, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Glenn and The Eagles, new Chris Bathgate, Billy Childs + DSO tix!

Song Artist Album
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
La La Lie Basia Bulat Good Advice
Free Your Mind James Hunter 6 Hold On!
Doors To Heaven Lucinda Williams The Ghosts Of Highway 20
James Dean Eagles On The Border
You Lit My Fire Ane Brun When I'm Free
She Calls Your Name Beth Orton Trailer Park
Big Ghost Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On The Memphis Speed Kings Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On
Bumble Bee Boogie Matthew Ball Rainmaker
Song Artist Album
I Wanna Be Around Glenn Frey After Hours
Good Lava Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Elegantly Wasted INXS Elegantly Wasted
Take Me Home Ron Pope & The Nighthawks Ron Pope & The Nighthawks
Paper Doll Aubrie Sellers New City Blues
Heartache Tonight Eagles The Long Run
Capable Of Anything Ben Folds So There
Representing Memphis Booker T. Jones The Road From Memphis
Holding On For Life Broken Bells After The Disco
Ain't No Sunshine Billy Childs Trio Bedtime Stories
Givin Em What They Love Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Night Still Comes Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Song Artist Album
The Heat Is On Glenn Frey Beverly Hills Cop OST
Seven Bridges Road Dolly Parton Little Sparrow
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Games People Play Lissie Covered Up With Flowers
Don't You Give Up On Me Lissie My Wild West
Prescription For The Blues Kerry Price & Friends Shades Of Blue
The Wheel PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
Ashes To Ashes Grant Lee Phillips Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
New Kid In Town Eagles Hotel California
Fire And Brimstone Trombone Shorty Say That To Say This
Keep On Dreaming Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Outskirts Of Love Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
You Are Not Alone Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-16-16

Jan. 16, 2016

Lots of Bowie, Bowie covers and more!

Song Artist Album
Heroes David Bowie Heroes
Heroes Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back
Everything It Takes Loretta Lynn Full Circle
Carbon Son Little Son Little
Walk Foo Fighters Wasting Light
I Remember Snarky Puppy Family Dinner, Vol. 2
Cooksferry Queen Richard Thompson Mock Tudor
The Lonely Life City & Colour The Hurry & The Harm
Panic In Detroit David Bowie Aladdansane
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
Gotta Get Away The Black Keys Turn Blue
Wine On The Workdays, Whiskey On The Weekends Katie Grace Best Bad Girl
Jesus, Etc. Puss N Boots No Fools, No Fun
Song Artist Album
Avant Gardener Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Fascination David Bowie Young Americans
Her Favorite Song Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go
Hands Macy Gray The Way
Soft Spoken Words Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Cheers To The Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Whiskey Bones Ed Dupas A Good American Life
Celebrate Anderson .Paak Malibu
Queen Bitch David Bowie Hunky Dory
Sound And Vision David Bowie Low
Brighter Day The Reefermen The Reefermen
He Made A Woman Out Of Me Lettuce Crush
I Can't Explain David Bowie Pinups
Song Artist Album
Let's Dance M Ward The Transfiguration Of Vincent
Heroes Janelle Monae Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game LP Atlantic
All The Young Dudes Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
1984 Tina Turner Private Dancer
Modern Love The Last Town Chorus Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Letter To Hermione Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
Never Let Me Down Britt Daniel single only
The Man Who Sold The World Unplugged In New York Nirvana
Rebel Rebel Tegan & Sara Spiders from Venus
China Girl Iggy Pop The Idiot
Diamond Dogs Beck Moulin Rouge OST
After All Tori Amos Strange Little Girls
Suffragette City David Bowie The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1-9-16

Jan. 9, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Joan Baez’s 75th, new M Ward, Mavis, Bonnie and more!

Song Artist Album
Serpentine Fire Earth Wind & Fire All 'N All
Changes Charles Bradley single only
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
If I Were King The Reefermen The Reefermen
I'm Shakin' Jack White Blunderbuss
Desperate And Depressed Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Teardrop Massive Attack Mezzanine
Pedestrian At Best Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Record High, Record Low Givers New Kingdom
Come To The Hills Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project
Didn't It Rain Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Song Artist Album
High Note Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note
Girl From Conejo Valley M Ward More Rain
Killing Time City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Long John Silver Richard Thompson Still
Mama Raury All We Need
Upbeat Joel Boyea Here Again, And Lost
Julia Fast Romantics Julia EP
Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Sweet Sir Gallahad Joan Baez Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
God Is God Joan Baez Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Calls Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2
Song Artist Album
Everyday Is A Winding Road Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
Gold In The Summertime Matt Nathanson Show Me Your Fangs
Don't Know What It Means Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
If I Get Old Elliott Brood Days Into Years
Gypsy In Me Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Ants Marching Dave Matthews Band Under The Table And Dreaming
Nobody Dies Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Tonight It's Joy Corktown Popes ...And Also With You
Sack O' Woe Jamie Cullum Interlude
No Place Left To Hide Jessica Hernandez Secret Evil
The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just A Dream
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 1/2/16

Jan. 2, 2016 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A peek at some forthcoming releases and more!

Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Let's Be Still The Head & The Heart Let's Be Still
Floridada Animal Collective Painting With
This Will Be Natalie Cole Inseparable
Don't You Give Up On Me Lissie My Wild West
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles Revolver
Ain't No Grave Luther Dickinson (w/Mavis Staples) Blues & Ballads
Love On My Side Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Call Off the Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Once A Day Michael Franti & Spearhead Rise Up EP
Song Artist Album
Dang Me Roger Miller The Hits
Disappointing John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
Always Gonna Be Here Joshua Davis single only
Tightrope Janelle Monae The Archandroid
Exit 353 Damien Jurado Visions of Us on the Land
Real Blues St. Germain St. Germain
Leave, Dear Eloise Frank Allison single only
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
TVC 15 David Bowie Station To Station
With A Kiss Dylan Gardner Adventures In Real Time
Enclosed By You Liz Vice There's A Light
People Have The Power Patti Smith Dream Of Life
Song Artist Album
Cautionary Tale Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Genghis Khan Miike Snow iii
Sadly Beautiful The Replacements All Shook Down
Can't Have Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Things That Make You Go Hmmm C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat
Hurtin' On The Bottle Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Getting Ready To Get Down Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks
I'm Not Your Hero Tegan And Sara Heartthrob
The Next Storm Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
The Message ('97 Dungeon Mix) Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five The Sugar Hill Records Story
Overnight The Wild Feathers tbd
Look It Here Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Unforgettable Natalie Cole Unforgettable... with Love

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 12-26-15

Dec. 26, 2015

Some of the year’s best releases, post-holiday fun with David Sedaris and more!

Song Artist Album
Rescue Me Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Into The Deep Galactic Into The Deep
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele 25
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
Girl Like You The Infatuations Monster EP
Caldonia B.B. King The Best Of B.B. King
Easy Come, Easy Go The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Superhero Mackinac single only
So There Ben Folds So There
Smooth Sailing Leon Bridges Leon Bridges
Stayed At The Party The Holmes Brothers Brotherhood
Friends Raury All We Need
Song Artist Album
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
Gibraltar Beirut No No No
Dreams Beck single only
Magdelena The Social Bandits The Social Bandits
24 Frames Jason Isbell Something More Than Free
Brickyard Blues Allen Toussaint Songbook
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
The Shade Metric Pagans In Vegas
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
All Your Favorite Bands Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
These Walls Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Song Artist Album
Green And Gold Lianne La Havas Blood
Comeback Town Dave Russell single only
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Today Today Today James Taylor Before This World
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Way She Moves Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Blaster
Outskirts Of Love Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Ditmas Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
The River Son Little Son Little
Gone JR JR JR JR
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) The Dead Weather Dodge And Burn