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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: 12-19-15

Dec. 19, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Some holiday stuff, The Folk Fest, some tickets and much more!

Song Artist Album
Holiday Love Tuxedo Indie For The Holidays
Sister Jack Spoon Gimme Fiction
Heart Of Glass Toadies Heretics
Working Class Heroes Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Cheers To The Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Born Again Teen Lucius Good Grief
Must Be Christmas Band Of Merry Makers Welcome To Our Christmas Party
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Acoiustic Cafe in-studio performance
Pulling Mussels From A Shell Squeeze Argybargy
Lean Into Love Joshua Davis single only
Fun Booker T Sound The Alarm
Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Poison Girl Chris Whitley Living With The Law
Song Artist Album
Christmas At The Airport Nick Lowe Quality Street
I'm Not Ready For Christmas Alicia Witt single only
Got Love If You Want It Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo
Accidents Waiting To Happen Billy Bragg Don't Try This At Home
You And Your Love Joel Boyea Here Again, And Lost
You Can't Stop Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
God Rest Ye Merry Gents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Dry The Rain The Beta Band High Fidelity OST
Wasted Love City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Pony In The Stable Richard Thompson Still
Go Back Darlingside Birds Say
Scarlet Tide Joan Baez Day After Tomorrow
Song Artist Album
Christmas Is The Time The Hangabouts The Christmas EP
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Thorn In My Pride The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Siometimes I Just Sit
Another Good Mistake Camila Ballario Another Good Mistake
The River Bruce Springsteen The River
Out Of My League Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just A Dream
All I Want Is Truth (For Christmas) Mynabirds single only
Midnight Lianne La Havas Blood
Look It Here Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The City Ed Sheeran +
Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Christmas Day Kasey Chambers Bittersweet
I'll Be Home For Christmas David Myles It's Christmas with David Myles

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

Dec. 12, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

2 Franks, holiday tunes, A2 Folk Fest and more!

Song Artist Album
Knockin' The Dust Off The Rustbelt Tonight Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Call Off Your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
I Want You Back Lake Street Dive Fun Machine
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Lonely At The Top Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years
Adventure Of A Lifetime Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams
Blue Indians John Trudell Blue Indians
'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase
The Deal Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
See The World Gomez How We Operate
Leaving The City Joanna Newsom Divers
Ragged Wood Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
For Me And My Gal Frank Sinatra A Voice On Air
Song Artist Album
September Gurls Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky
Heroes Tonight Dylan Gardner Adventures In Real Time
Gloria Patti Smith Horses
Give Up The Funk Parliament Mothership Connection
Alone On Christmas Phoenix w/Bill Murray A Very Murray Christmas
Please Come Home For Christmas Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Cash For My Car Frank Allison & The Odd Sox Monkey Business
New Success Frank Allison single only
Snug Slacks John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
ForiDada Animal Collective Painting With
If I Should Go Before You City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
I'll String Along With You/As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra A Voice On Air
Song Artist Album
You're A Gift The Both single only
Days Of Depression Shawn Amos The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Delilah Florence & The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
I Can't Lose Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Do You Love Me Guster Easy Wonderful
Wake Me Up Early Magic Slim & The Teardrops 25th Anniversary Collection
Cain Chris Thomas King 25th Anniversary Collection
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs
New York City G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Hanukkah Blessings Barenaked Ladies Barenaked For The Holidays
Hot Tonight Tokyo Police Club Forcefield
1,2,3,4 Alan Doyle So Let's Go
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Frank Sinatra Only The Lonely
The Christmas Song Frank Sinatra/Nat King Cole Sinatra 80th - All The Best

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 12-5-15

Dec. 5, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Noels Night tunes, some new Motor City songs, much more!

Song Artist Album
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers Bringing Down The Horse
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Merchants Of Soul Spoon Gimme Fiction
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
White Christmas Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Satellites Bilal In Another Life
Killerbee Jack Spivey The All Night EP
Do To Me Trombone Shorty For True
If I Needed Someone Nellie McKay This Bird Has Flown
Norwegian Wood David Mayfield Parade I'm Looking Through You
So There Ben Folds So There
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
I'm Not Ready For Christmas Alicia Witt single only
Song Artist Album
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele 25
Honey Moby Play
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Not Old Yet ALO Tangle Of Time
Vampire The Whiskey Charmers The Whiskey Charmers
Chain Lightning Bruce Springsteen The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
Anti-Summersong The Decemberists What A terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Blue Christmas Lights David Myles It's Christmas
8 Days Of Hanukkah Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Toes Son Little Son Little
Stay With Me Barnstar! Sit Down, Get Up, Get Out
Song Artist Album
Under The Influence Elle King Love Stuff
Keep Your Distance Richard Thompson Rumor & Sigh
The Word Woodpigeon I'm Looking Through You
Sign Of The Times Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Raise Your Hand Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
Can't Sleep Gary Clark Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Christmas In Washington Joan Baez Dark Chords On A Big Guitar
The Shade Metric Pagans In Vegas
The Way Genevieve Bellemare Melancholy Fever
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
Plush Stone Temple Pilots Thank You

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-28-15

Nov. 28, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A transition to the holiday season, new music from many and more!

Song Artist Album
Thanksgiving 1985 Darrell Scott 10 Songs of Ben Bullington
No Strings Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Dance To the Music Sly & The Family Stone Dance To the Music
Lavendula Israel Nash Silver Season
The Beep The Infatuations Monster EP
Sweetest Devotion Adele 25
Satisfy Me Andersen East Delilah
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze Argybargy
Out The Window Yo La Tengo May I Sing With Me
Bad Man The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
Nemesis Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
Song Artist Album
Alice's Restaurant Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant
Tired Oak Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Julia Fast Romantics The Julia EP
Conquest Jack White Conquest EP
He Made A Woman Out Of Me Lettuce Crush
As Time Goes JR JR JR JR
Bad Girl Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The 35th Anniversary Collection
Shop Around Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Motown Box
Let's Have A Good Time G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Uptown Up Maceo Parker Funkoverload
It's A Trap Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
Song Artist Album
Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's A Holiday Soul Party
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Party Lights Bruce Springsteen THE TIES THAT BIND: THE RIVER COLLECTION
Flowers Leon Bridges Coming Home
Rusty Wing Joshua Davis Magnolia Belles
Christmas Is the Time The Hangabouts Christmas EP
Who's Up There Bhi Bhiman Indie For The Holidays
Once A Day (love life mix) Michael Franti & Spearhead Once A Day Rise Up EP
Positive Spearhead Home
Pretty Pimpin' Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down...
Cool Scene The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Live Free Son Volt Trace
Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand
The Light Of Christmas Day Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Love, The Coopers OST

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-21-15

Nov. 21, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Some forthcoming 2016 releases, Ben Harper tix, lots more!

Song Artist Album
Call Off Your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
It's A Game El Vy Return To The Moon
Snow Is Falling The Hangabouts Holiday EP
Cheers To The Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Let's Take A Walk Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
I Believe In You Black Dub Black Dub
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
After You Who Jody Watley Red, Hot & Blue
Ditmas Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen A Night At The Opera
Loser Blues Son Little Son Little
You're No Good The Royal Blackbirds It Ain't Right
Song Artist Album
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Happy Days Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Sapokanikan Joanna Newsom Divers
Unknown Legend Shovels & Rope Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1
Rumble And Sway Jamie N. Commons Rumble And Sway EP
The Walk Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Anyhow Tedeschi-Trucks Band Let me Get By
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Johnnyswim A Johnnyswim Christmas
Home Johnnyswim Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Work So Hard Laura Rain & the Caesars Gold
Consolers Of The Lonely The Raconteurs Consolers Of The Lonely
Life Is A Carnival The Band Cahoots
Song Artist Album
Blackstar David Bowie Blackstar
Overnight The Wild Feathers single only
Technologic Daft Punk Almost Human
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Working Class Heroes Ceelo Green Heart Blanche
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Steal My Kisses Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Burn To Shine
Say You Will Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Lifeline
Water Under The Bridge Adele 25
Even If You Don't Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
'39 Queen A Night At The Opera

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-14-15

Nov. 14, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

RIP Allen Toussaint, HBD Neil Young, tickets and NPR updates.

Song Artist Album
On Your Way Down Little Feat Dixie Chicks
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
Lonesome Street Blur The Magic Whip
Simple Machine Guster Evermotion
Hero Lissie My Wild West
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs
All My Life ELO Alone In The Universe
Real Blues St. Germain St. Germain
Superhero Mackinac single only
Team Lorde Pure Heroine
Magnets Disclosure Caracal
Better Man Leon Bridges Coming Home
Song Artist Album
Mr. Soul Neil Young Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968
10,000 Emerald Pools Borns Dopamine
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman New Beginning
London Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
I'm Not Your Hero Tegan And Sara Heartthrob
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Snakeskin Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Friends Raury All We Need
Union Town Tom Morello - The Nightwatchman World Wide Rebel Songs
Song Artist Album
On Your Way Down Trombone Shorty Backatown
What Do You Want The Girl To Do Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here
Yes We Can Can The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters
Brickyard Blues Maria Muldaur Waitress In A Donut Shop
Occapella Jon Cleary Occapella
Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky Lee Dorsey Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky
Fortune Teller Robert Plant/Alison Krauss Raising Sand
What Is Success Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Whipped Cream Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Somebody Told You Irma Thomas Simply Grand
Soul Sister Allen Toussaint Songbook

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 11-7-15

Nov. 7, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Dylan freebies, Beirut and Bonnie Raitt tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
California Rufus Wainwright Poses
Cold Blooded Gary Clark, Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield Son Volt Trace (re-issue)
Windfall Son Volt Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Sign Of The Times CeeLo Green Heart Blanche
Sign O' The Times Prince Sign O' The Times
Where I Am Now Don Henley Cass County
Infamous Basia Bulat Good Advice
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream (Take 2) Bob Dylan Bootleg, Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge
Sounds Like A Party Lettuce Crush
Shenanigans Genevieve Bellemare Melancholy Fever
As Time Goes JR JR JR JR
Song Artist Album
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
To Be Young Ryan Adams Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Paper Wheels Trey Anastasio Paper Wheels
Boogie The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
I Can Make Music The Reverend Al Green Everything's OK
Devil's Whisper Raury All We Need
Elvis Presley's Blues Tom Jones Long Lost Suitcase
Shara Worden interview clip Shara Worden Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Positively 4th Avenue (Take 5) Bob Dylan Bootleg Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge
Guesthouse David Wax Museum Guesthouse
No No No Beirut No No No
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Song Artist Album
Blonde In The Bleachers Joni Mitchell For The Roses
Free Man In Paris Sufjan Stevens A Tribute To Joni Mitchell
Only 15 Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Easy Seinabo Sey Pretend
Treat Her Right Billy Gibbons & The BFG's Perfectamundo
House Party Howling Diablos Ultra Sonic Gas Can
Visions Of Johanna Bob Dylan Bootlegs Vol. 12: Best of The Cutting Edge
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Right Down The Line Bonnie Raitt Slipstream
Nothing But The Radio Maia Sharp The Dash Between The Dates
Highway 61 Revisited (False start) Bootleg Vol. 12: The Best Of The Cutting Edge

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-31-15

Oct. 31, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

This is not a Halloween show. However…….

Song Artist Album
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
The River Son Little Son Little
Empty Me Out Liz Vice There's A Light
Mess Around Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Wonder Natalie Merchant Tigerlily
Open Passageways All Them Witches Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
How Dare You St. Germain St. Germain
My Mistake The Kingbees The Kingbees 1 & 2
Killing Time City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Elvis Presley's Blues Joan Baez Dark Chords On A Big Guitar
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
I Love The Dead Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies
Song Artist Album
Cherry Pickin' Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Sugar Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Weather Below
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die
The Wind On The Moor Nessa Ancient Song Discovery Project, Volume One
Body Was Made Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Goin' To A Go Go Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Goin' To A Go Go
Since I Lost My Baby The Temptations The Temptin' Temptations
Magnolia Joshua Davis Magnollia Belles
Friday I'm In Love Yo La Tengo Stuff Like That There
Doctor Tarr And Professor Feather The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
Roll The Stone Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Fast Car Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
Song Artist Album
Little Ghost The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
Friend Of The Devil Grateful Dead American Beauty
Empty Heart Grace Potter Midnight
Let's Have A Good Time G Love & Speacial Sauce Love Saves The Day
One Of My Turns Pink Floyd The Wall
She Shakes Pure Bathing Culture Pray For Rain
Mama's Gotta Secret Them Vibes TV
Dream Last Night John Mark Nelson I'm Not Afraid
All Buttoned Up Richard Thompson Still
1,2,3,4
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-24-16

Oct. 24, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

HBD to Snoop and Tom Petty, tix for Beirut, City & Colour and more!

Song Artist Album
Three More Days Ray Lamontagne Till The Sun Turns Black
Better Genevieve Bellamare Melancholy Fever
Tuscaloosa 1962 Donnie Fritts Oh My Goodness
No Trouble The Weepies Sirens
California Roll Snoop Dogg Bush
Radio Song Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
Rockin' At Midnight The Honeydrippers The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1
In The Middle JR JR JR JR
10,000 Emerald Pools BORNS Dopamine
Lover Come Back City & Colour I I Should Go Before You
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Happy Days Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
Black Coffee In Bed Squeeze Sweets from a Stranger
Song Artist Album
Honey Or Fire Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Disappointing John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Cebu Commodores Anthology
Hello Adele 25
She's In Love Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Wild World Leem Lubany Rock The Kasbah OST
Dance With Me Michael Bermudez Love And Let Downs
No No No Beirut No No No
Look Closer Saun & Starr Look Closer
Bad Man The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
Forgotten Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye
American Girl Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Song Artist Album
Beetlejuice Danhy Elfman Film & Television Music, Vol. 1
Fool For Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
In Every Window Au Pair One Armed Candy Bear
The Hard Way Mary Chapin Carpenter Cmon Cmon
Mayflower Diane Coffee Everybody's A Good Dog
Close Up Peaches Rub
Tonight, Tonight Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
Looking Up Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night
The Weekend Dave Rawlings Machine Nashville Obsolete
Stay Clear Black Violin Stereotypes
Letter To Hermione Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
Gotta Get Away The Black Keys Turn Blue

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-17-15

Oct. 17, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

A ton of tickets and cool new music from Laura Rain, Liz Vice and more!

Song Artist Album
Don't Gotta Work It Out Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin' Up The Pieces
Keep Going The Revivalists Men Against Mountains
Rumble And Sway Jamie N. Commons Rumble And Sway
Without A Heart Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings I Learned The Hard Way
Never Gonna Let Her Go Shawn Mullins My Stupid Heart
Easy Seinabo Sey Pretend
Muse G Love & Special Sauce Love Saves The Day
Son's Gonna Rise Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Who Did You Think I Was John Mayer Where The Light Is
Step Into The Light Mavis Staples Have A Little Faith
Love The Way You Lie Eminem Recovery
Song Artist Album
Get Out Of Denver Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Turn The Page Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Holding It Back Bilal In Another Life
Jackie And Wilson Hozier Hozier
Truly Today Liz Vice There's A Light
Shine On Blitzen Trapper VII
Work So Hard Laura Rain & the Caesars Gold
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Spread the Pain Around Indigo Girls One Lost Day
Carnival Natalie Merchant Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
Black Sun Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Song Artist Album
Monster The Infatuations Monster
Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu Geeta Dutt Bollywood: An Anthology
Gibraltar Beirut No No No
Jesus Left Chicago Shemekia Copeland OUTSKIRTS OF LOVE
Treat Her Right Billy Gibbons & The BFG's Perfectamundo
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
The Lee Morgan Story Ben Williams State Of Art
Guitar Heroes Richard Thompson Still
London Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now
Rockin' In The Holy Land Lazer Lloyd Lazer Lloyd
My Little Town Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years