John Batdorf's uniquely passionate vocals and guitar playing landed him his first major record deal back in the 70's with Atlantic Records - and he's continued to develop and grow as an artist to this day.
~fun listening to the new BEEP BEEP CD. John. Have you tried reverb on the vocals on a few of the chorus lines? ... happy to hear about your move. That was a long time for you to stay in one place...people are meant to be in motion!...You and Ritchie Furry...what a Winning Team! ...Maybe you two can open some POCO shows! That would be Fun!!! Good Luck on the new CD and your new home. Hope it's an inspiring place...stan eiza
Great Liner Note - on the new BeepBeep CD. Looking forward to listening to all of the Songs. Only 63 years young?Man You probably have at least another 10 to 15 Productive Musical Years to go - at least.
Had the chance to meet you last night at Linda's birthday party. I was there with Bob Lucero. Your lyrics are inspirational. I was the one who came up to talk about "never leave me" at the end of the party. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Caught you at Sundilla in little old Auburn AL last week....so great John - wow. Thank you for coming here-I plan to buy a few more CDs.
Im looking forward to your show at the Focal Point
Loved your music! Hope to see you back in Beavercreek soon.
Man. I'd love to hear you guys play live. Wish I could set up an intimate unplugged series with B&R - Lissie and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Heaven:) I am - and will always be a Batdorf & Rodney fan. Come play in SoCal! The OC;)
There's no way you would possibly remember me but I have been a life long friend of Mark Schaffer and have many found memories of you and Rodney playing in Marks tiny little apartment near Rancho High school. It was 1973 and we loved you two and your amazing sounds. I've never forgotten you. A couple of weeks ago another great lifelong friend was passing though my adopted home of Eugene OR (I moved here in 1996) and he stopped to stay the night. My visitor (Gary Tomashowski) and I reminisced about how much we've enjoyed your music over the years.......WE STILL LISTEN AND LOVE! Our conversation promted me to look you up online and see what you've been up to. Thank for the memories. Kind Regards; mike
Just heard "Can You See Him" on XM's Deep Tracks channel...and now I'm buying "Portfolio" from iTunes. New fan here!
My husband Ross and I love your music. The lyrics and harmonies take us to A Gentler Time indeed and we thank you for that.
Loved and love your music. I am a drummer and was with Robert Lockwood Jr. for 30 years. Thank you. Gator
I have your first two albums that I bought in the 70's when I was in the Army at Fort Carson Co. The one with no title and off the shelf.
Lost my Batdorf and Rodney albums in my divorce so many years ago. Love All Wood and Stones album and cant wait to get the double CD. Thanks for bringing all that's past back to present!
Hi John - I met you with my daughter after your show@ Port Washington Library on L.I. several months ago and were nice enough to play "One Day" one of my favs. John - I have to tell you that I bought Portfolio a month ago. Wow !! What a treat !! Great track selection - unexpected unreleased GEMS & GREAT PRODUCTION. Please grab Mark and come to Long Island. I know you pack the house. Nobody makes music like B&R. Gary
Thank you for the music - John! Been playing your words since the 70's.
Good web site you have got here.. It's hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!
I figured it was time to sign the guest book! You are such a wonderful artist - blessed with incredible talent and a drive to share that gift with others. Your music comes from a very special place. Those of us who have had it in our lives since the early 70s know that truth. So glad the double CD is coming out. Can't wait to add it to my collection! Thanks for the music John - keep it coming!
I have your two albums with you and rodney since the early 70s love every cut. I was wondering if I could buy a silvers album if you have one or can you tell me where I could purchase it.I am going to purchase your newer cds also but I am not on paypal.We have an old movie house in town Wilkes Barre Pa.and would love to see you play there.How can we set it up.
I was in LA on a photo shoot and a good friend pulled out your first album and said - "Hey man - listen to these guys." I did and when I got back to Chicago I tracked down your second album and proceeded to wear them both out - getting lost in the magic you created. I'm on the east coast now - writing my own songs and wishing your tour schedule brought you a bit closer than Dayton. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep up the good work.