Tue Aug 10 3:01:53 2004 I grew up in Hawaii where in the 70's acoustic music was king. I loved the local bands but most of all: America - Seals & Croft but most of all Batdorf & Rodney. I have been waiting many years for someone to release your alboms on CD since I've lost my 8-tracks sisnce moving to California in 1981. Sincerely - Rob
Sat Aug 14 7:49:08 2004 John - I have your past albums with Rodney.I grew up in Southern California. I have stayed with the folk rock style music you helped influence through the years - as my favorite. I promote a benefit each year in Woodland - California for the handicapped community. People like Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels and Barry Melton from Country Joe and the Fish have played along with local talent. Music remains a big part of my life and I feel really good knowing you are still out there making music. I found the Batdorf and Rodney website recently. I wish you continued success. By the way our website Woodlandstock.com (the benefit we do is online). I could not find your CD's available for the first two...Off the Shelf and your Self Titled one. Best Regards - Lance Beem
Sat Aug 14 19:23:14 2004 "Life is You" remains one of my favorite albums of all time. It has a great inspirational theme and words that we all can live by!
Fri Sep 10 10:17:13 2004 Hi - John...Just got my copy of "Life Is You" in my hot little hands - so now I have all 3 B&R albums on CD!!! I'm a happy guy! Love the sound bites for the new "All Wood And Stones" CD with James Lee Stanley and can't wait top get that one in my paws as well. Best - Rob.
Wed Sep 15 6:04:39 2004 We have most of the work you have done with Michael McClean and we really like your work. It would be great to see you live. You have the perfect voice to cover the Harry Nillsonn tune: "Without You". I know Mariah Carey did it a few years ago - but she ruined it. I would really like someone to do the song justice. Keep up the good work. I didn't know of all your other musical accomplishments till I saw your web-page.
Tue Sep 21 21:43:02 2004 Hi John - Thanks for all great music. My girlfriend then - and wife now have been fans for over 30 years. We've worn out several copies of all of your B&R and Silver albums - but still have a set that sound and look great. Weve updated to CDs and have added all of your B&Mc as well - and just ordered the All Wood and Stones CD. I hope those 85 people who heard you play in Malibu realize how lucky they were!
Wed Sep 22 14:16:25 2004 It's fun to know there's other B & R fans out there. I'm looking forward to the new CD "All Wood & Stones" I'm also very envious of the 85 who got to enjoy the home concert - what a treat. Maybe we'll get John B and others up to Idaho in the near future.
Fri Jun 11 17:46:10 2004 Longtime fan from Dayton (Huber Heights to be exact) Always loved the harmonyeven play some of the Batdorf and Rodneysongs myself!
Tue Jun 22 17:13:45 2004 I loved your music in the 70's - I was a loud drummer then but harmony was in my soul - your records were trashed in a fire - I plan on getting your CD's - are the recordings done well? oh - it wont' matter
Thu Jun 24 10:36:35 2004 Big batdorf and rodney fan from your old stomping grounds of Dayton - Oh. also huge James Lee Stanley fan - so I can't wait for the new Cd. Just got 2nd B7D on cd and trying to get the other 2. Best - Rob.
have been I longtime fan of Michael McLean. I have most enjoyed the cd's in which you have co-oberated with him on. In fact I have missed your voice on his recent worked. So I have decided to search the internet to see what you have been doing. I'm glad to find your website.
Thu Jul 08 11:01:30 2004I owned your first two B&R albums. Still have the second. The first was stolen by someone with obvious good taste in music. The guitar work was outstanding. It's good to see that they are reissued in CD. Hope to get the first one replaced. What got me interested in the search again was an article in Gutiar World Acoustic about the 100 Essential Acoustic Guitar albums. It should have been titled The 100 Essential Acoustic Guitar albums that did not require any research. Now if I could just find the second Michael Dinner album.
Sat Jul 10 13:46:30 2004 I have enjoyed your music very much since seeing Batdorf and Rodney open for Loggins and Messina (early 70's). Best of luck with your future projects. A folio of scores for solo or duet guitar would be nice!
Had the great pleasure of seeing Batdorf & Rodney 3-4 times at the Convention Center and Ice Palace here in Vegas circa 1972-73.Great shows!Best of luck to you in all that you do.
Mon Jul 12 1:40:17 2004Have been a big fan - since the 3 albums; was an radio DJ in those days - so the listeners of WALF knew of Batdorf and Rodney......am glad to hear your teaming up again - and hope to find you on tour. I was the creator of a benefit concert series - one I've discontinued for the time being - featuring colleagues of your s such as Tom Chapin - Peter Yarrow - Noel Stookey - and Eric Andersen - who you've worked with. Will double check to see if your touring schedule is posted - would be my pleasure to see you in the NYC area; I'm east - on Long Island - but Westchester - Ct - NJ are all just a drive away.Good luck to you - and thanks for the hours and hours of great listening!!Barry
Sun Jul 25 4:22:31 2004Been a fan since 1972. All I Need is one of my all time favorites - any chance of getting a simple guitar tab of that song. My lady would love it if I could play it for her someday. Glad to see your still active. Keep it up! Steve from Canton - O
Hey - it was great to find "off the shelf" - it was kind of a family classic among my brothers and sisters. Ill have to let them know where to find it (they can buy their own copy).