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.
Thanks for playing at Arcadia High School - 1973 or 74 with Honk and another band. Was there a song you played called Pennyweight or something close to that?
Thank you for a great show tonight. I bought 2 CD's and can't wait to listen to them. Your lyrics are beautiful. Momma's Coming Home Tonight had a very special meaning for me. My sister was diagnosed with cancer 7 years ago today and althought she didn't win the fight--she fought hard. And she did go Home to 8 children and a husband that fell in love with her all over again. Thank you and please come back to The Turning Point in Piermont - NY
So enjoyed your Commack performance in living room proving to us that you still have that beautiful voice and amazing acoustic ability. I mostly enjoyed your stories in between the songs as they helped me understand your road from point A to point B! Loving the "Home Again" CD I purchased that night and I am thankful for how the music brings us together as friends. Thank you to your wife for sharing you! 🙂
Your music has been an etched in part of my life since your 1st album. And trust me - there have been times in my life when your songs and in particular - the lyrics - either hit me broadside - or saved my ass. Either way - it's always guaranteed that a 100% positive result will occur! Thank you SSooo much for all these years of love. And thank God for digital audio: I no longer have to support the vinyl-industrial-obsolescence industry! 🙂 Mahalo - Forrest
Can you help me find any sheet music with cords for "Don't you know"? Any help appreciated. MM
I first met you John when I was a high school principal in Provo - Utah. You and Michael Mclean put on a benefit concert for my students one year. It was such a success that you came back. I love your music John - but - more important I love what you stand for and how you reach out to help others in need. You're a true artist that inspires so many. Thank you for your music - your talents and your example. I have retired from being an educator and now focus on preventing youth suicide in Utah. I have a picture of you and Micheal on my wall that reminds me of the importance of reaching out to others. Thank you!!
A big fan of Batdorf and Rodney music from the 1970s - listened to it again last night and the songs have as much meaning as they did 40 years ago. As a bit of trivia the vinyl copy that I bought back in the 70s of the "Life is You" album had one side of the record itself correctly labeled with artist and songs - but the second side was labeled with "Tony Orlando and Dawns Greatest Hits" and their songs; fortunately - it was just a labeling error 😉