I was a senior in high school when I first heard your music and I loved it. I was living in a little town called Enon - not too far away from Beavercreek. I think that Batdorf and Rodney - Richie Furay - Sonny Flaherty and the Ohio Players were the only acts out of that area.
Thank god we had a radio station like KSHE "USED" to be here in St. Louis in the 70's.....the D.J.'S back then made SURE we heard classic timeless music...and yours NEVER gets old!
Miss you all cuz. Give all a hug from us. Keep playing !!
Hi John - I am still totally bummed that I missed your gig in Situate - MA. Your music has been with me for 35+ years. I was ecstatic that you were playing nearby and that I would finally get to see you live. The wedding that I was officiating that day was delayed (the Groom's uncle - who had come for the wedding and was staying at his parent's home - passed away that morning). The wedding (unfortunately a somber one) was delayed a few hours. There was just no way I could have made it to your concert in time. The one good thing that came out of all this is that I've been listening to your old vinyl and "One Last Wish" almost nonstop since then. Love your music and I hope you come back east soon.
I have been a fan since the early days. Loved seeing you and Mark at the Las Vegas Convention Center...many years ago.
Growing up in Las Vegas in the 60's and 70's was amazing. I remember seeing led Zepplin at the Ice Palace. Yes an ice rink with plywood covering the ice. But my fondest memories where at UNLV at The Kitchen listening to Batdorf and Rodney. We all knew then that they were special. Been a fan ever since. Cheers to you John. Your new music is as meaningful as your older stuff.
I'll never forget that fateful day summer of 72 when I was first exposed to your music. I had just embarked on a folk/rock duo with a good friend and heard your album at his friends home. There's just nothing quite like 2 Martins going with two voices in sync. Glad you're still doing it. Your material is timeless
Cool music - enjoyed it! Thanks - -Shibu.
Hi John - I just wanted to stop by your sight and say hi! I also wanted to say it was a pleasure and a blessing to get to know you and your wife last spring when Dave and I stopped by your home. I truly enjoy your music and play it often - especially while driving. Your music is an authentic and honest portrayal of who you are - and that's rare and difficult to find these days. I'm back in Wisconsin - long story - and hope that you and James get to play in Milwaukee some day. I'll definitely be in the audience! If you see James - say hi for me! Love - Judy Huolihan
Awesome memories of your songs. Brings back the youth days memories. "One Day" - "Can You See Him". Wow!!
Just heard a Stones song on the "coffee house" channel with John and James Lee Stanley. So glad to see John's name again. Grew up as a kid in Beavercreek Ohio and remember the big mail box with Batdorf displayed on the side. Hope to see Batdorf and Rodney again sometime on the front range of Colorado. I know of a beautiful setting where they could play if interested. Peace - Mike.
Your music has been a soundtrack to my life and it's soooo wonderful that your songs just keep getting better. THANK YOU!
Loved this this site!! congratulations!
Can't wait to hear your new CD. "Old Man Dreamin" was so impressive. I'm sure the next CD will also be great. Been a fan since seeing B&R in Detroit - in the fall of 1971. (The "Bread" tour) Who the heck was "Bread"? the warm up act Batdorf and Rodney was the act that really brought the house down. See you in AnnArbor on the 23rd John. "Rock the House"
So sad JB. Will be in Dayton but not until the 22 of April. Just a few days late. Hope you're doing well. Doug
Thank you for sharing your music - very cool!Cheers Dan @ todaystoronto.com
Great to find your site and catch up! I've been a fan since the '70's when I heard a group in Lubbock - TX (called "Peyote") covering your songs. They did a great job - by the way.You have God-given talent - no doubt about it. I hope to hear much more from you in the future - and plan to come hear you perform in La Grange later this year. If you have a mailing list - please add me to it.Thanks for sharing your music!
My high school boyfriend turned me on your Life is You album soon after its release. I fell in love with your music - and with him. We didn't marry - but I've been a fan of yours for these 35 or so years. I recently converted my vinyl albums to itunes format and can now easily listen to your music to my heart's content. I'm overdosing on Batdorf and Rodney - in a good way! Your music is as fresh and lovely as the first time I heard it. Thank you for many many years of blissful listening.
I've been a fan of the duo since my days at the University of Dayton where for some reason you guys were superstars. I was going through my iTunes today wishing I had some lyrics and wondering what the heck "Can You See Him" is really about. Your website has been a great help. Thanks John!