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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: 10-10-15

Oct. 10, 2015

The fundraising edition for fall 2015!

Song Artist Album
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Wrap It Up Sam & Dave The Complete Stax Singles
Lonely Boy The Black Keys El Camino
Gold Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Nobody Told Me John Lennon & Yoko Ono Milk & Honey
Midnight Sun The Goastt Midnight Sun
Freak Mackinac single only
All Your Favorite Bands Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
When You Were Mine Prince Dirty Mind
What You Don't Do Lianne Lahavas Blood
Song Artist Album
Break My Fall Jr Jr Jr Jr
Seven Days A Week Nick Puinti Beyond The Static
Fits & Starts The Decemberists Florasongs
Smooth Sailing Leon Bridges Coming Home
All The Things She Said Simple Minds Once Upon A Time
Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm
Jigsaw Heart Elliott Brood Work & Love
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Paradise John Prine Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Magic In The Air Badly Drawn Boy Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Song Artist Album
Where The Problem Lies Ryan Racine single only
The Way Genevieve Bellemare Melancholy Fever
Sugar Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Weather Below
Wonderwall Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Send Me A Sign Black Violin Stereotypes
Love Me The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Jumpin' Jive Joe Jackson Jumpin' Jive
If You Want Me To Stay A.J. Croce That's Me In The Bar

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 10-3-15

Oct. 3, 2015

New Motor City music from Laura Rain, Zander Michigan, tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
Outskirts Of Love Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
There Ain't No Difference Between You And Me Zander Michigan Zander The Great
Star Gary Clark, Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Keep On Coming Back For More Paul Kelly The Merri Soul Sessions
Where I Am Now Don Henley Cass County
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Another Baby Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best O The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
Getting Ready To Get Down Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks
Snug Slacks John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
Treat Her Right Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo
Subterranean Homesick Android Radiohead OK Computer
Song Artist Album
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Lights On Big Grams Big Grams
Crave Gabe Dixon Turns To Gold
Without Again Elliott Brood Mountain Meadows
Rock And Roll The Velvet Underground Loaded
Groovy Little Things Ted Hawkins The Next Hundred Years
Big Things James McMurtry Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins
Heartaches & Pain Charles Bradley Heartaches & Pain EP
You And I Honey Honey 3
50,000 Watts Rosanne Cash/John Leventhal Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Dancing Barefoot Patti Smith Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Detroit On My Mind Howling Diablos Ultra Sonic Gas Can
Song Artist Album
I Need Never Get Old Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves And The War Came
The Beep The Infatuations Monster
My Silver Lining First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Lay Down Son Little Son Little
I Can Change Ezra Furman Covers EP
I Can Change LCD Sound System This Is Happening
Doing It Wrong Leigh Nash The State I'm In
Pretty Pimpin' Kurt Vile b'lieve I'm goin down....
Sound The Alarm Booker T Sound The Alarm
Blues Music G. Love And Special Sauce G. Love And Special Sauce
Everything In Its Right Place Radiohead Kid A

Rob Reinhart’s Essentail Music: 9-26-15

Sept. 26, 2015

Cool new music, fun birthdays to celebrate and a ton of tix!

Song Artist Album
Perth Beirut No No No
Fits & Starts The Decemberists Florasongs
Suicide Blonde INXS X
Singin' To Strangers The Wood Brothers Paradise
You Were My Favorite Mackinac single only
The Night Still Comes Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...
Young And Dumb The Bird And The Bee Recreational Love
Modern Blue Rosanne Cash Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
What'd I Say Ray Charles What'd I Say
Cadillac Ranch Bruce Springsteen The River
Make A Scene Shamir Ratchet
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
24 Frames Jason Isbell Something More Than Free
Song Artist Album
Wrecking Ball Scars On 45 single only
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
Retreat! Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Give The People What They Want
O.D.B. decker Patsy
Worthy Ani Difranco Not A Pretty Girl
When I Was A Boy ELO Alone In The Universe
Stay Clear Black Violin Stereotypes
Yes Man Ben Folds So There
Keep On Dreaming Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Goin' Down Rockin' Whitey Morgan & The 78s Sonic Ranch
Find What You're Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories
Both Ends Burning Roxy Music Siren
Song Artist Album
The Opening Act Of Spring Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
Gonna Miss You When You're Gone Patty Griffin Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Honey Or Fire Andra Day Cheers To the Fall
Girl Like You The Infatuations Monster EP
Headphones Matt Nathanson Show Me Your Fangs
She's In Love Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
He Is Laura Rain & The Caesars Closer
All Night Long The Mavericks Mono
Green And Gold Lianne La Havas Blood
Lisztomania Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 9-19-15

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

Song Artist Album
One By One Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
Not Old Yet ALO Tangle Of Time
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Respect Otis Redding Sings Soul
Ode To Joy Joe Jackson Fast Forward
Dinah The Appleseed Collective Live At The Ark
The World Ender Lord Huron Strange Trails
Train In The Distance Don Henley Cass County
Waterboy Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn
I Wanna Be Your Man Pokey Lafarge Something In The Water
To Be Young (Is To be Sad, Is To Be High) Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend
Song Artist Album
Superstar Wonderful Weirdos Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill (deluxe re-issue)
Outta My Mind The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Another Love Like Mine Saun & Starr Look Closer
Best Intentions Off The Ledge single only
157 Riverside Avenue REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
What's That You're Doing Paul McCartney Tug Of War
Bug Wavves Life Sux
11:59 Michael Franti & Spearhead All People
Night Closing In Darlene Love Introducing Darlene Love
Wolves Without Teeth Of Monsters & Men Beneath The Skin
Song Artist Album
Tears Dry On Their Own Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Give Life Back To Music Daft Punk Random Access Memory
Runaway City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
No Devil San Fermin Jackrabbit
Mississippi It's Time Steve Earle & The Dukes single only
Metal On Metal Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Never Let Me Down Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
Bells Of Harlem Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend Of A Friend
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Rock And Roll (Was Made For You) Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King & Friends 80

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 9-12-15

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

Our final Eastern Market broadcast for 2015

Song Artist Album
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Saturday Night G Love & Special Sauce Sugar
Cheers To the Fall Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
Can't Have Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Fashion David Bowie Scary Monsters
My Moon My Man Feist The Reminder
Walkin' With The Dead Gospel Machine Your Holy Ghost
Quit You Andersen East Delilah
Mama's Gotta Secret Them Vibes TV
Keep Me In Your Heart Warren Zevon The Wind
Song Artist Album
Company Man Warren Haynes w/Railroad Earth Ashes & Dust
Knockin' The Dust Off The Rust Belt Tonight Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Into The Deep Galactic Into The Deep
The Perfect Life Moby Innocents
A Little Smile Joe Jackson Fast Forward
I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues/Do Nothing 'Til Joe Jackson The Duke
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
Calvary Captain The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Low Rider Jake Shimabukuro Travels
Capable Of Anything Ben Folds So There
Song Artist Album
I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs
Wise Up Ghost Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
Breathing Underwater Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Strange Magic ELO Face The Music
Playing For Keeps Elle King The Elle King EP
Knock On Wood Otis Redding The Otis Redding Story
Heartbeat Alicia Michilli Alicia Michilli
Green And Gold Lianne La Havas Blood
All Your Favorite Bands Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
I've Been Failing Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 9-5-15

Sept. 5, 2015

Arts Beats & Eats, Jazzfest, new Ben Folds, tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
So There Ben Folds & yMusic So There
Rockin' The Suburbs Ben Folds Rockin' The Suburbs
Dead Brains Jessica Hernandez Secret Evil
Molly Town Joss Stone Water For Your Soul
Love Forty Down Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
Pressure My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
There Isn't One Way Patty Griffin Servant Of Love
Trouble Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart
Heart Of Fire Stewart Francke A Familiar Fire
Magdelena The Social Bandits The Social Bandits - EP
Helpless Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
Man That You Ain't Corktown Popes ... and also with you
Times Square Destroyer Poison Season
Song Artist Album
Drowned Son Volt Trace
Rock And Roll Is Dead Lenny Kravitz Circus
Mayflower Diane Coffee Everybody's A Good Dog
Sunshine (You're Blowing My Cool) Saun & Starr Look Closer
Little Things Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin Touriste
Somebody To Love Queen Day At The Races
One Man Guy Loudon Wainwright III Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Tommy And Me Jesse Cook One World
Next To Me Emeli Sande Our Version Of Events
Georgia On My Mind Stanley Jordan Standards
Sandu Arturo Sandoval I Remember Clifford
Song For The Boys Pat Metheny Acoustic Cafe in-studio session
Song Artist Album
Smooth Sailing Leon Bridges Coming Home
Ship To Wreck Florence & The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers To The Fall
It's All Right Alicia Michilli Alicia Michilli
Fire And The Flood Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Stay In My Corner The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Disappointing John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
The Squeaky Wheel The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Coutney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Girl You Look Amazing Nicole Atkins Slow Phaser
Dreams Beck single only

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 8-29-15

Aug. 29, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lots of tickets, Ruby Amanfu, Craig Finn an Al Green classic and more!

Song Artist Album
Jesus Just Left Chicago Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love
Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division Substance
You Ought To Be With Me Al Green Call Me
Let It Carry You Jose Gonzalez Let It Carry You EP
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cultur The Bruised Reed The Bruised Reed EP2
The River Son Little Things I Forgot
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Not You Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
The Pretender Jackson Browne The Pretender
Getting Ready To Get Down Josh Ritter Sermon On The Rocks
Just Call Me Gospel Machine Your Holy Ghost
Shake The Head & The Heart Let's Be Still
Song Artist Album
Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
Idiots The Bitter Angels The Bitter Angels
Baker Street Shawn Colvin Uncovered
Weight Of the World Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind
Gone JR JR JR JR
Out At Sea Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Return To The Moon El Vy Return To The Moon
Something About Us Daft Punk Discovery
10:37 Beach House Depression Cherry
Hold On Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
The Healing Gary Clark, Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
Wild Night Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
Song Artist Album
Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin' Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
No Time For Dreaming Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons Destiny
New Paul McCartney New
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Song Of The Sun Los Lobos Gates Of Gold
Lover Come Back City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
I'm Not Alone Drew De Four Decade
One Piece At A Time Dan Bern Hoody
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
St. Peter Upside Down Craig Finn Faith In The Future
Saint Dominic's Preview Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview

Rob Reinhat’s Essential Music: 8-22-15

Aug. 22, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

New Frank Turner and forthcoming Ben Folds (exclusive!)…

Song Artist Album
Brave Little Darling Dave Boutette The Piccolo Heart
Killing Time City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand
Stubborn The Legal Matters The Legal Matters
Spit On A Stranger Pavement Quarantine The Past
Today Today Today James Taylor Before This World
Lifted Alysha Brilla In My Head
Sunset Laura Rain & The Caesars Electrified
Fools Wild Child Fools
So There Ben Folds + YMusic Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Daffodils Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Smells Like Teen Spirit Tori Amos Crucify
Dreams Beck single only
Song Artist Album
Get Better Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
Lost My Gal From Memphis Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory
In The Blood Drew De Four Decade
What You Don't Do Lianne La Havas Blood
Spirit In The Dark Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark
Nothing But The Radio Maia Sharp The Dash Between The Dates
Radio Steep Canyon Rangers Radio
Close Up Peaches RUB
The Bad In Each Other Feist Metals
Taper Jean Girl Kings Of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak
Before The Tear Drops Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Strangers Langhorne Slim & The Law The Spirit Moves
On Your Way Down Trombone Shorty Backatown
Song Artist Album
Girl Like You The Infatuations Monster
Don't Break The Needle J Roddy Walston & The Business J Roddy Walston & The Business
Fireball Deep Purple The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Better Things Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings I Learned The Hard Way
Supernova Ray Lamontagne Supernova
Glorious You Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
The Ghost Of Beverly Drive Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Shadow On The Wall Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Oh Delores Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Not A Fan Ben Folds + YMusic Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Army Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 8-15-15

Aug. 15, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

2 cool birthdays, a Woodstock moment or 2, Father John Misty tix and more!

Song Artist Album
The Soundmaker Rodrigo y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive
Sugar Man Sonny Knight & The Lakers Do It Live
Smooth Sailing Leon Bridges Coming Home
Devil In Me Anderson East Delilah
Friday Morning Sunrise Angela Predhomme Will
The Weight The Band Woodstock Diary
Saturns Patterns Paul Weller Saturns Patterns
Once A Day Michael Franti single only
I've Got A Rock And Roll Heart Eric Clapton Money & Cigarettes
Athiests Don't Have No Songs Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Rare Bird Alert
The Shade Metric Pagans In Vegas
You Haven't Done Nothing Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
Them That Got Ray Charles Ray Charles Greatest
Song Artist Album
Turn Up The Radio Madonna MDNA
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Release The Stars Rufus Wainwright Release The Stars
Caught Up Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Radio David Crosby Croz
Younger Seinabo Sey For Madeleine
Hoody Dan Bern Hoody
The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart Chris Cornell Higher Truth
Wide Awake Audioslave Revelations
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Private Idaho B-52's Wild Planet
Song Artist Album
Copperline James Taylor (Live)
Dear Mr. Teddy Saun & Starr Look Closer
1,2,3,4 Alan Doyle So Let's Go
Narrow Streets Barenaked Ladies Silverball
Nobody Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
95 Miles Down The Road Nadir The Book Of Jonah
Runaway The Bird & The Bee Recreational Love
I'm A Full Grown Man Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Under the Savage Sky
Runnin' Kelis Food
So It Goes Nick Lowe The New Best Of Nick Lowe
Driving Me Wild Bryan Ferry Avonmore
Another Good Mistake Camila Ballario Another Good Mistake
Can You Blame Me Matt & Kim New Glow
Royals Lorde Pure Heroine
Guinnevere Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Woodstock Two

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 8-8-15

Aug. 8, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

The August Eastern Market broadcast, then tickets and lots of music!

Song Artist Album
Take Me To The River Al Green Explores Your Mind
Broken For Good Jill Barber Fool's Gold
Gold In The Summertime Matt Nathanson single only
Strike Your Light Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
Gone JR JR JR JR
Message Of Love The Pretenders II
Them Changes Thundercat The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam
Stay With Me Barnstar! Sit Down Get Up Get Out
Lover Killer My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
Kick Drum Heart Avett Brothers I And Love And You
Jigsaw Heart Elliott Brood Work And Love
Never Get Enough Lianne La Havas Blood
Song Artist Album
The Next Storm Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People
Indecision Steven Page Page One
Empty Heart Grace Potter single only
Get Up The Nightowls Fame Sessions
Dreams Beck single only
There's Isn't One Way Patty Griffin Servant Of Love
Does It Really Make A Difference Galactic Into The Deep
Satellites Bilal In Another Life
Restless New Order Music Complete
Long John Silver Richard Thompson Still
Johnny Appleseed Dar Williams Emerald
Mega Bottle Ride Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Global A Go Go
Song Artist Album
Jungleland Bruce Springsteen Born To Run
Make You Better The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautuful World
Bullets And Rocks Calexico Edge Of The Sun
Angel Dance Los Lobos The Neighborhood
Don't Think Twice Al;bert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters
Pot Holes Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People
Success Elvis Costello Almost Blue
Take Me To The Next Phase The Isley Brothers The Essential Isley Brothers
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin Queen Of Soul
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Wildfire The Mynabirds Lovers Know
In Between Days The Cure The Head on the Door