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John Batdorf
March 7, 2018

Claire and I are always thrilled each time we have the opportunity to again be hosting our good friend and musical legend, John Batdorf at a house concert, this one on Wednesday March 7, 2018. One of the best things about hosting these concerts is our opportunity to become good friends with some really great people, including the performers as well as those who attend. And for attendees, John Batdorf has become one of the most popular of all the performers we have ever hosted. Everyone loves his music and his voice!

We are all a “little” older now, and somehow John’s music is even better than ever!  John is working on another new CD, so we got to hear some of his latest, unreleased songs.  It was truly a magical evening as a full house appreciated the energy and musical perfection that he brought to the room.  There were a lot of personal stories about his journey through the record business of the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as his path since that time.  His soaring voice soars better than ever, and his songwriting ability has only gotten better.  Well crafted lyrics wrapped in masterful guitar strokes.

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. During the past year Silver’s 1970s hit “Wham Bam” has seen an unprecedented revival in popularity since its inclusion in the soundtrack of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”, with this song garnering over 6 million hits on YouTube! John is 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. This was definitely an opportunity to introduce friends to a phenomenal musician, as we had many first-time house concert attendees.

Thanks to everyone who attended!  We can’t do these house concerts without people in the seats.

The general public is always invited.

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