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 😉
I was introduced to Batdorf and Rodney by my brother Ronald in 1972. We loved to listen to the Batdorf and Rodney album and shared some really special times over the years listening to this powerful life music. I lost my brother in 2010 to cancer. Today I listen to this music to stay connected to my brother. Thank you for giving me this.
Hi John - my wife - Krys - and I saw you and James last night in Fountain Hills. Great show. Wonderful harmonies. Cool venue. Had a chance this morning to listen to Wood and Stone II. Wow! Very nice production. Sympathy for the Devil....KILLER. Will you ever play out with a full band? Look forward to seeing you again. Best to James. Take care. Leon
Hi John - my first B&R experience was at a Doobie Brothers concert in Reno.Wow I was blown away by the incredible vocal-wooden sound.I moved to Las Vegas in my early twenties - where I raised a family and shared the music that I cherished with friends & family. I met another local fan who surprised me with the knowledge of you and Marks early Vegas beginnings. I'm ever more gratefully that we have a shared geographic history ie Mt. Charleston - or the void of services from Rainbow to Red Rock. Thanks for making my yester- years fill like yester-days
hi john - love your music i saw your video on youtube. thank you - funnygamezone.com
I loved your music...I'm also 60 years old and it was those years back then that have kept me young in mind and soul today...Thank you for the awesome sounds that you brought us back then and now...
Just this last week I played your "album". I am 60 years old; you can imagine how many years I've been listening to you. I AM A WORKING MAN has to be one of the best songs to date. (We're talking 2013.) When I hear it...it brings me back...but it is a song for today. As I have aged - how I saw it in my 20's may look different than in my 60's...but - it still brings a tear to my eye. So true - so beautiful.
Couldn't get enough of your music back in the 70's. Had your albums - 8-tracks - and I was a happy man whether cruizin' with friends or coasting at the beach in Hawaii. Recently loaded a few of my favorites on my mp3 player. Throwback!
John; Hey! Just got my first copy of "Off the Shelf" from Amazon. Can't listen to it yet though- don't have a LP turntable! Getting it copied to CD. I've never heard the album! Just found you on line last week. Looks like your doing OK. I thought you would- you don't giveup. Great to find you man! email if you can. firstname.lastname@example.org tel (321)288-1444
Great to hear your music again. I played B&R back in the mid 70's as a DJ on WTCC - Springfield - MA. I was excited to see them listed as once again playing your album in 2012.
Great music. I'm from the Oshkosh Wisconsin area so you know from that I'm sort of big-time when it comes to music. Anyways - I also like singing and fancy myself quite a vocalist. One time I sang for 4 straight hours to my dog - Mr Boney. Anyways - if you'd ever want some original music or anything drop me a line - I'm a big fan!
I was hooked on b&r in the 70's and just ran across the free downloads on freegal. It reminded me of the pure - beautiful music of then. I would love to hear more.
It was so great meeting you again in Austin. I saw you there with James Lee Stanley. You guys were so much fun.
Hello and Happy Holiday's just seen your name on the beavercreek list that get's sent will check out your music soon are you ever in the Seattle area?have a great holidaycheryl
Thank you for being part of the soundtrack of my life.
I heard one album of B&R in 1974 and I was hooked. Since then there has been nothing that compares to your sound. But where can I find lyrics and sheet music (guitar chords)? Don't have much luck online. Would really love to learn the music. Best of luck - always. Love you guys. God Bless.
John really like your music and cant get enough of it.That's about it.
Old Man dreamin - that's me now 67 and going strong.I have only recently come across John Batdorf's music after seeing the name Batdorf & Rodney on Freebird radio.I requested a song called "All I need" and that was it I was hooked.John I can't get enough of your music buddy.I will be getting as many of your cd's as I can because I just think it's great music.Ciao for now.
Looking forward to your concert on Nov 10th at Trinity House...i have enjoyed your music and looking forward to a live show.