Claire and I are thrilled to again be hosting our good friend and musical legend, John Batdorf on Thursday March 9th. And we are just as excited that Junior Vasquez will again be opening for John, just like he did at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium back in 1975!
We are all a “little” older now, and the music is even better than ever! John is recording a new CD as we speak, so you will be sure to hear some of his latest, unreleased songs.
John Batdorf is an American singer-songwriter, solo artist, and one half of Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers, folk-rock duo Batdorf and Rodney, and folk-rock band Silver. He’s also a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community.
In 1967, as a gifted teenage singer-songwriter, John Batdorf, ventured to Los Angeles, crammed in a Lincoln Continental with six of his friends, to become immersed in the formative and iconic musical era symbolized by Laurel Canyon and names like Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Chris Hillman, Lubbock’s own Al Perkins, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and so many more. These went on to form some of the most influential bands of all time, and John Batdorf was part of that transformation as a founding member of Batdorf and Rodney, followed by Silver. If you grew up in that era, you will recognize many of their songs.
Since that time, John Batdorf has remained a prolific songwriter, and is a far more accomplished musician now than even at the height of his success in the 1970s.
Only once in the eight year history of our house concerts have we offered an opening act, and that once was when Junior Vasquez opened for John Batdorf in March 2015. It’s taken two years to get John back, and we could not be happier that once again Junior can open for him, just like he did in 1975.
This will be a don’t miss concert!
Location is disclosed in the RSVP.
Tickets: $20 each at the door. (or if you prefer, you can pay in advance by credit card when you RSVP)
BYOB. Complimentary snacks will be provided.
100% of all money received will go to our guest musicians.