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
Hey John Finally found a CD copy of Silver. Saw you several times during the 70s in Santa Monica and Hermosa Beach. While listening to the Silver CD it struck me what is missing from today's music....harmony. You guys sounded great.
Mr. Batdorf - I will be attending your upcoming concert at The Oasis in San Diego. This will be my first time having the pleasure of seeing you live. I've been listening to your music for a while.I know you'll be making set lists and I have a few requests. Ain't No Way Ain't Dead Yet What d'ya got Don't seem right to me I rather you played everything you'd ever written but there won't be time for that. Thanks and I look forward to the show.
Love your music! Been listening since 1972-1973 when I picked up "Off the Shelf".
Hey John - Venice Beach around 1970. A & W would be an intimate teas house for entertainment. Yeah I was there. We're both the same age. I was absorbing your songs and style. Still playing them on my 6 string....even the Macabe's days. What a great time those days were.Phil
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Loved seeing you at Utah's Substance Abuse Fall Conference!!! You were great!!!!
John - Great concert at Flamig Farm in CT. You were awesome!
John I lost your email when I lost my incredimail so if you would send me your email would be great