I remember sitting in the car at the beach watching the swells and preparing to surf. My friend says check out this band my girlfriend turned me on to ( B&R Off The Shelf). Pushed in the 8 track and ...."This is interesting". Being an aspiring guitar player I thought this was totally awesome. He then says they're going to playing at McCabe's (Santa Monica) in a couple of weeks. Saw them there 3 times, last time with a bass player. The music has such a magical quality. You can feel their heart and soul in every tune! Thank you.
I first heard B&R in the long hot summer of 1973 when I was just out of English boarding school. Off the shelf shelf conjures up so many memories (freedom, youth, love), so nice to hear those sounds again. Its rare to say that re-work of old songs is better than the original but "still burning" is amazing. If you ever felt like venturing to the UK I will be there, esp with Rodney.. Thanks for the sounds.
I am a fan of you from the 70's and my kids are a fan from your Wham Bam in the Guardians movie. We will be seeing you in Dallas and hope to hear that song if you would grace us with it.
Caught your concert at The Loft in Camarillo a few nights ago, and it was really stellar! Great playing, singing, and writing, with some funny between-songs stories... Would love to buy you a beverage of your choice when we're up in the Bend area this Christmas!
B&R = Underrated Rock Stars. After being Drafted and overseas for 730 straight days, I came back to Detroit to hear B&R in Concert in my first month back. The Bar/Goal was set and I was converted to Acoustic. Over the Top Duo with great song, guitar, singing and Jamming.
John, love the new website look!! And looking forward to your upcoming Spring CD!! Happy new year and best wishes for a great and prosperous 2017!
Saw your name on Dave Mason's Misty Morning track. Knew I had heard it from 70's. Like the bio. Best of life to you
Hey John, I enjoyed Beep-Beep when I first heard it on The Loft, Sirius XM, so glad you're making music to this day. If you ever want to play a house concert in Denver, please let me know. More info on our venue/series @ www. fivepointslive. com - Doug @ 303-886-4114
omg - when i heard the name batdorf and rodney this month - talk about dr demento's way-back machine!! and b. mitchell reid - brings back so many great memories of los angeles am/fm stations and the great voices coming over the radio in ventura county. wow - you guys ruled for a number of years in the la la scene! happy to hear you are still playing john! kmet tweedle dee
I am SO happy!!! Today I learned the name of a wonderful song from my youth--actually I was a Senior in high school - 1975. The song - Life Is You was played that year on a radio station in an adjoining town from where I lived. I always remembered the words but didn't know the name of the song. Today I heard the song - seemed to be a different version but same words. I grabbed the phone and called the radio station to find out the name of the song - Life Is You. I Googled the song and learned it was the original musicians singing - just 41yers later. I got to hear the 1975 version on You Tube today and brought back a lot of fun memories!! I'm gonna check these guys out!!! Wonderful sound!! Thanks!!!
a young friend of mine back in 74 after back from vietnam turned me on to b&r i fell for you guys but never could get your music in the east. found you again on the net. great sounds still haunt me from ny late night radio alicesed steel late night
hey john just love your stuff loved reading your history it gave me a boost
hey john just love your stuff loved reading your history it gave me a boost as my band continues to move on all the best peace Rob Carlton rc.budaka
Hey John - I know this is a BIG shot in the dark - but I came across your vinyl recently - and am wondering if we're related....my mom's maiden name was Batdorf! lol But we're from Central Pa - so I thought it'd be a long shot......just so weird too see such an unusual name as our family name--in a place that sells records! Good for you two - you got three albums out! Nice stuff - you should be proud! Hope all's well - take care! Gina in Pa.
I had forgotten your music. In the early and mid-'70's I turned many of my college on to your music. This past weekend I connected with a friend I had not heard from since '78. B&R was one of the 1st things he brought up. He said he still has your music on his playlist. that brought me here today. Thanks.
John - I'm an old friend of Randy & Vicki Sweeney - and Steve Bazzano's. I saw the videos of your show last night at The Farm! I could have sworn I saw a tour schedule with you stopping here in Portland - OR. Any chance that will happen? I've been so envious and happy for my buds from CT!
Hi John - I bought your first album but somehow lost track of you. That first album did influence both my playing and song writing. For that I am thankful. Great to hear what you're doing today.
Dear John - hope this finds you well. Love your music and projects you've worked on. I was trying to find lyrics to "Life Is You." If possible could you send me to me? Much appreciated. My cousin Paul and I grew up on much of Batdorf and Rodney music. Thanks again. May God Bless you in all you put your hands to. And wherever your feet may tread. Kindly - Ralph
Loved the show last night in University Place!
Hi John..it's Cally Cantrell I live in LAS VEGAS BUT STILL GOT MY NASHVILLE FRIENDS. HIT ME UP