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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: 5-23-15

May 23, 2015

Bruce’s Blue Note remembered, tickets to Trampled By Turtles and more…

Song Artist Album
Soulville Horace Silver The Stylings Of Silver
Afro Blue Robert Glasper Black Radio
Summer Breaking Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Sunshine Saun & Starr Look Closer
The Punk And The Godfather The Who Quadrophenia
I Wait For Your Guitar The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
A Feather's Not A Bird Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread
The Sidewinder Lee Morgan The Sidewinder
Caution David Mayfield Strangers
Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand
Song Artist Album
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock Takin' Off
Chasing Pirates Norah Jones The Fall
Getaway Car Ron Sexsmith Carousel One
Alone Twin Shadow Eclipse
Mainstream Kid Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher's Daughter
Freedom Allen Stone Radius
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Jimmy Choos Rickie Lee Jones The Other Side Of Desire
Wild Animals Trampled By Turtles Wild Animals
We Are Circling Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Love On My Side Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Gout! Gang! Go! Palma Violets Danger In The Club
Song Artist Album
Summertime Jimmy Smith JAZZ PROFILE: JIMMY SMITH
I Can't Stand The Rain Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn
Things Happen Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
Rough Boys Pete Townshend All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
Nice Work If You Can Get It Terence Blanchard The Billie Holiday Songbook
Montreal Mackinac single only
Me And Whiskey Whitey Morgan & The 78's Sonic Ranch
Make A Scene Shamir Ratchet
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine
Forgotten Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye
Slim's Return Mad Lib/Donald Byrd Shades Of Blue
Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-16-15

May 16, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Eastern Market live broadcast, cool tickets and more!

Song Artist Album
I Believe (When I Fall In Love) Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys Traffic Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Covers
Higher Love Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
I You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind
The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
Stronger Than That Bahamas Bahamas Is Afie
Sagres The Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home
Stages Leonard Cohen Can't Forget
Flag Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Nanna
Riding With The King B. B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King
Song Artist Album
What I Thought Chris Emmerson single only
I'm A Woman (I'm A Backbone) Orgone Beyond The Sun
Time Machine Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
Back In '72 Bob Seger Back In '72
Keep Going The Revivalists single only
Inside Out Spoon They Want My Soul
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves Acoustic Cafe in-studio session
Come By Here The Word Soul Food
Future People Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
Early In The Morning B.B. King Let The Good Times Roll
Song Artist Album
Elephant Tame Impala Lonerism
Bed On Fire Butch Walker Afraid Of Ghosts
Not Alone Matt And Kim New Glow
It's A Trap Nick Piunti Beyond The Static
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Four Five Seconds Seinabo Sey Acoustic Cafe in-studio session
Bullets And Rocks Calexico Edge Of The Sun
Slipping Away Tanlines Highlights
They've Trapped Us Boys Jakob Dylan Women + Country
Live And Die The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
Not The Loving Kind Buffy Sainte-Marie Power In The Blood
Five Long Years B.B. King Guess Who

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

May 9, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lots of tickets, Seger’s 70th, and brand new Motor City music!

Song Artist Album
Come To Poppa Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Night Moves
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
We Can't Stop Us The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
Fool For Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Ice Cream Man Blur The Magic Whip
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) U2 Songs Of Innocence
Coming Home Leon Bridges Coming Home
Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke The Man And His Music
Love The One You're With Bob Seger Smokin' OP's
Lilly Toro y Moi WHAT FOR?
An Illusion Of Lonliness Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Those Final Feet Cowboy Junkies Miles From Our Home
Song Artist Album
Actin' A Fool Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water
Gout! Gang! Go! Palma Violets Danger In The Club
I Must Have Someone Else's Blues Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms
Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Gone Gone Gone Orgone Beyond The Sun
Shame On The Moon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band The Distance
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Goin' Down Rockin' Whitey Morgan & The 78s Sonic Ranch
The Outlaw In Disguise The Social Bandits The Social Bandits
Moon Song Raelyn Nelson Band Raelyn Nelson Band
Thinkin Bout You Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
Metropolis Kraftwerk The Man Machine
Tryin' To Live My Life Without You Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Nine Tonight
Song Artist Album
Detroit Zombie The Royal Blackbirds It Ain't Right
The Beep The Infatuations single only
Somebody Else Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2
Rusty Hammer Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Nanna
Parachute Chris Stapleton Traveler
Detroit Made Bob Seger Ride Out
I Know Dionne Farris Wildseed - Wildflower
Mister Sister Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Jockey Full Of Bourbon Los Lobos Ride This - The Covers EP
Angel Dance Robert Plant Band Of Joy
Against The Wind The Hold Steady Boys & Girls In America
I've Been Working Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 5-2-15

May 2, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Metro Times Blowout artists, Courtney Barnett, Mavis, and sets of old/new/covers!

Song Artist Album
Stay With Me Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
To Be Young Ryan Adams Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Wonderwall Ryan Adams Love Is Hell
Crucial Times The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
Fight Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Happy In The Sorrow Key Indigo Girls One Lost Day
Galileo Indigo Girls Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Clampdown Indigo Girls Burning London: The Clash Tribute
Recovery Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Foxy And Free Jacob Mondry Unison
Little Boys With Shiny Toys Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings single only
Big Wheel Saun And Starr Look Closer
Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Noah & The Whale Last Night On Earth
Rosalind (You Married The Wrong Guy) The Waterboys Modern Blues
Song Artist Album
Fake Your Death (And I'll Fake Mine) Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Good Help (Is So Hard To Find) Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Bigger Than Both Of Us Hall & Oates Beauty On A Back Street
It Ain't Hard The Gasoline Gypsies The Gasoline Gypsies
Not Hanging Out Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heart String Soul
My Promise Earth Wind & Fire Now, Then & Forever
Gratitiude Earth Wind & Fire Gratitude
Got To Get You Into My Life Earth Wind & Fire Greatest Hits
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And think, And Sometime I Just Sit
Sweet Jane Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes Sound And Color
City On The Hill Desaparcidos Payola
Wild Woman The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf In The Doorway
You Really Got Me Denmark & Winter Reimagined
Song Artist Album
The Gambler The Both The Both
You're With Stupid Now Aimee Mann Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Two Of Us Aimee Mann & Michael Penn I Am Sam
By Fire Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Flight Snarky Puppy Sylva
O Mother Son Little single only
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Something In The Dark J.D. Souther Tenderness
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Copperhead Road Steve Earle American Songbook
Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold Steve Earle (w/Justin Townes Earle) Townes
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson (w/Bruno Mars) Uptown Special
Flashlight Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-25-15

April 25, 2015

Neil Young tickets, a new song from Lianne La Havas, My Morning Jacket and more…

Song Artist Album
Shake The Head & The Heart Let's Be Still
Answer They Might Be Giants Glean
634-5789 Otis Redding The Soul Album
Call Me St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half The City
Hard Time Seinabo Sey Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Ex's And Oh's Elle King Love Stuff
Little Ballerina Emile Haynie We Fall
Perfect Animal Becca Stevens Band Imperfect Animals
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Everything Is A Song J.J. Grey & Mofro Ol' Glory
Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Unstoppable Lianne La Havas Blood
Song Artist Album
If I Could Change One Thing Seth Glier If I Could Change One Thing
Drawn To The Blood Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Leave The Light On The Bruised Reed single only
Uptown Up Maceo Parker Funkoverload
Nowhere's To Far For My Baby Peter Frampton Frampton
The Perfect Parts Shakey Graves ...And The War Came
The Upside Allen Stone Radius
Do To Me Trombone Shorty For True
Look Out For My Love Neil Young Comes A Time
Union Man Neil Young Hawk & Doves
Jealousy Best Coast California Nights
Put Your Records On Corrine Bailey Rae Corrine Bailey Rae
Tush ZZ Top Fandango!
Song Artist Album
Last Kind Words Rhiannon Giddens Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Moving To Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
It's A Trap Nick Puinti Beyond The Static
Blow Up The Moon Blues Traveler Blow Up The Moon
I Must Have Someone Else's Blues Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms
Say What You Want Barenaked Ladies Silverball
Preacherman Melody Gardot single only
All This Wandering Around Ivan & Alyosha It's All Just Pretend
Recommendation Little Dragon Little Dragon
Spell It Out Toro Y Moi For What?
Emily San Fermin Jackrabbit
Low Sara Rachele single only
Today Today Today James Taylor Before This World

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-18-15

April 17, 2015

Snarky Puppy, Paul Weller’s latest, Courtney Barnett and a TON of tickets!

Song Artist Album
No Room In Frame Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Teardrop Windows Benjamin Gibbard Former Lives
Lampshades On Fire Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Bullets And Rocks Calexico Edge Of The Sun
Tell Me What You Want Good Old War Broken Into Better Shape
I'm Still In Love With You All Green Greatest Hits
Everything's OK The Reverend Al Green Everything's OK
My Doorbell The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I get Morrissey Vauxhall & I
Alive Tonight Grace Potter Midnight
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Brideg Unburned
Liar Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart
Moving To Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Gotta Get Away The Black Keys Turn Blue
Song Artist Album
Isn't That So Lyle Lovett Release Me
Baby's Gonna Kick John Hiatt Terms Of My Surrender
Scared Delta Rae After It All
Roll With It Steve Winwood Roll With It
Michele Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals This Bird Has Flown
Fast Horses Violent Femmes Happy New Year
Liberty Street The New Basement Tapes Lost On The River
Things Happen Dawes All Your Favorite Bands
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Atchafalaya Snarky Puppy Sylva
You Go To My Head Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth By Day
Looking Forward To Looking Back Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heartstring Soul
Song Artist Album
Saturn's Pattern Paul Weller Saturn's Pattern
Buffalo Toro Y Moi What For
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Paper Shells The Static Dial Audio Nomad
Shine A Light Rocky Dawuni Branches Of the Same Tree
Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
Laced DMA's DMA's
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Only Friend The Temperance Movement The Temperance Movement
Your Good Fortune Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-11-15

April 11, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Lady Day’s 100th, a new Jack White film, Prince in Motown…

Song Artist Album
Careless Alex Winston Careless EP
Anti-Summersong The decemberists What A terrible World, What A beautiful World
Higher Love The Becca Stevens Band Perfect Animal
Good For/At Nothing Violent Femmes Happy New Year
FunkNRoll Prince Art Official Age
Pacing Like Prince Ryan Montbleau Band Growing Light
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Billie Holliday The Complete Verve Years, Disc 9
Fine And Mellow Jose James Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday
Song Artist Album
Candyman Steven Mullan Burn
When I'm With You The London Souls Here Come The Girls
Gratitude Earth Wind & Fire Gratitude
Travelin' Man Bob Seger Beautiful Loser
Comeback Town Dave Russell single only
Forest For The Trees The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
i Can't Lose Mark Ronson Uptown Special
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Time Wave Zero Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Song Artist Album
Little Ghost The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Duncan And Jimmy The New Basement Tapes Lost On The River
Come by Here The Word Soul Food
Pop Life Prince Around The World In A Day
Long Time, Wrong Time Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Give The People What They Want
Gates Of Dawn Heartless Bastards Restless One
Hey World Michael Franti & Spearhead All Rebel Rockers
Rock it Herbie Hancock Greatest Hits

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 4-4-15

April 4, 2015

From MoPop to Jackson Browne… lots of tickets to give out!

Song Artist Album
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Court And Spark Herbie Hancock w/Norah Jones River: The Joni Letters
Breathing Underwater Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
O Mother Son Little single only
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Healing To Do William Elliott Whitmore Radium Death
Lightning Bolt Jake Bugg Shangri-La
Hey Now Matt And Kim New Glow
Young American Nomads Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heart String Soul
Happy In The Sorrow Key Indigo Girls One Lost Day
1-2-3 Indigo Girls Nomads Indians Saints
Golden My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
Prison Song Graham Nash Wild Tales
Song Artist Album
Know What's Next Feufollet Two Universes
To The Top Twin Shadow Eclipse
Sedona Houndmouth Little Neon Limelight
Old Time Father Bennett A Brand New Start
In Case Of Fire Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Which Side? Jackson Browne Standing In The Breach
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine
Getaway Car Ron Sexsmith Carousel One
Chick Singer Badass Rockin' Ray Wylie Hubbard The Ruffian's Misfortune
Don't Let Me Bring You Down Laura Marling Short Movie
Teeth White The Staves If I Was
Meet On The Ledge Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holiday
One Life At A Time Thompson Family
Song Artist Album
Walking Far From Home Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Electric Music Band Of Horses Mirage Rock
Rainbow's Run King Tuff Black Moon Spell
Run Run Run Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Jealous Chromeo White Women
Scream (Funk My Life Up) Paolo Nutini Acoustic Cafe in-studio recording
Take Me To The River Al Green Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Elegantly Wasted INXS Elegantly Wasted
Pedestrian At Best Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
Seasons Laura Rain & The Caesars Closer
Dangerous Big Data 2.0
Calls Robert Glasper Experiment w/Jill Scott Black Radio 2

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 3-28-15

March 28, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

Twin Shadow’s newest, tickets to see him and much more!

Song Artist Album
Castanets Alejandro Escovedo A Man Under the Influence
Rent I Pay Spoon They Want My Soul
Come By Here The Word Soul Food
Tired Oak Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
The Spark Pokey Lafarge Something In The Water
Crystals Of Monsters And Men Beneath The Skin
No Trouble The Weepies Sirens
Here We Go Again Norah Jones Featuring...
Thinking About You Norah Jones Not Too Late
I'm Ready Twin Shadow Eclipse
Lovin' You Is Never Easy Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
Leaves On The Trees Dede & The Dreamers single only
Serpentine Fire Earth Wind & Fire All 'N All
Song Artist Album
Violent Shiver Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker
Dearly Departed Shakey Graves And The War Came
Nobody's Empire Belle & Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Baby Baby Baby Sonny Knight I'm Still Here
Moving To Brussels Bhi Bhiman RHYTHM & REASON
Lonesome Street Blur The Magic Whip
The More You Ignore Me Morrissey Vauxhall And I
Throw Down The Roses Kate Pierson Guitars & Microphones
Make You Better The Decemberists What A terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Atop A Cake Alvvays Alvvays
Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves Katrina And The Waves
Killin' Time Diamond Rugs Cosmetics
Dr. Dragon The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
Song Artist Album
Night Still Comes Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
I'm Alive Michael Franti & Spearhead All People
Good For Nothing Violent Femmes Happy New Year
There's No Perfect Time Steven Mullan Burn EP
With My Own Two Hands Jill Jack Moon Be Thine
Little Record Girl Bahamas Bahamas Is Afie
Mr. Tembo Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Elderberry Wine Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
I Must Be High Wilco A.M.
Driving In Your Car Kristin Diable Create Your Own Mythology
Cosmik Debris Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Empyrean Abattoir of Montreal Aureate Gloom
Presence Of The Lord Blaind Faith Blind Faith

Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music: 3-21-15

March 21, 2015 on Rob Reinhart's Essential Music

This week on RREM… some SXSW recap, more on IPO Detroit, plus D’Angelo, Bryan Ferry and much more!

Song Artist Album
Jane Twin Bandits From Cover To Cover
Those Diamonds The Freddy Jones Band Never Change
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeine
Fire In The Belly Van Morrison Duets: Reworking The Catalog
Rattlebag Ben Ottewell Rattlebag
Natural Reaction Gomez A New Tide
He Split The Rock McCrary Sisters Let's Go
Angela '97 Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heartstring Soul
The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
Keep Coming Back For More Paul Kelly w/Clairy Brown Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions
What I Thought Chris Emmerson single only
Driving Me Wild Bryan Ferry Avanmore
Song Artist Album
California Stars Bob Seger Ride Out
From Now On Delta Spirit Into the Wide
The Denial Twist Lettercamp Hello Operator: A Tribute To The White Stripes
It's Good To Be Alive Imelda May Tribal
Living For The City The Soul Rebels Unlock Your Mind
Yellow Caroline Pennell From Cover To Cover
Sedona Houndmouth Little Neon Limelight
Two Suns Jacob Mondry Unison
Roman Candle Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
This Is Wrong The Bruised Reed single only
Electric Love Borns Candy EP
The Man Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Nothing To Me Now Bahamas Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Go Go Boots Are Back Steve Earle & The Dukes Acoustic Cafe in-studio performance
Song Artist Album
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 Nat King Cole The Extraordinary
Cry Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
Personal Jesus (acoustic) Depeche Mode Personal Jesus/Dangerou EP
Let Her Go Scars On 45 From Cover to Cover
Answer They Might Be Giants Glean
Feel Like Makin' Love D'Angelo Voodoo
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Little Numbers BOY Mutual Friends
Six Bands Nick Puinti Beyond The Static
Alex Chilton The Replacements All For Nothing... Nothing For All
Vagabond Blues Blues Traveler Blow Up The Moon
The Ideal Husband Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Scared Delta Rae After It All
Welcome Back To The Blues Joel Mabus A Bird In This World