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Will I Love You Forever
#8 in Folk SongVault Certified
Will I Love You Forever
Old Man Dreamin'
Contemporary Folk
Length: 4:10
On Network Since May 23, 2009
Summer Of Love
#32 in Folk SongVault Certified
Summer Of Love
Still Burnin'
Folk Rock
Length: 3:04
On Network Since Apr 5, 2008
Four Days Runnin'
#54 in Folk SongVault Certified
Four Days Runnin'
Still Burnin'
Folk Rock
Length: 5:49
On Network Since Apr 5, 2008
Home Again
#67 in Folk SongVault Certified
Home Again
Home Again
Folk Rock
Length: 6:20
On Network Since Jun 4, 2007
Solitude
#68 in Folk SongVault Certified
Solitude
Home Again
Folk Rock
Length: 4:57
On Network Since Jun 4, 2007
Ain't No Way
#129 in Folk SongVault Certified
Ain't No Way
Old Man Dreamin'
Folk Rock
Length: 4:03
On Network Since May 23, 2009
That Don't Seem Right To Me
#130 in Folk SongVault Certified
That Don't Seem Right To Me
Old Man Dreamin'
Folk Rock
Length: 3:30
On Network Since May 23, 2009
What D'Ya Got
#144 in Folk SongVault Certified
What D'Ya Got
Old Man Dreamin'
Folk Rock
Length: 3:45
On Network Since Oct 6, 2009
Don't Give Up On Dreams
#4 in Folk SongVault Showcase
Don't Give Up On Dreams
One Last Wish
Folk Rock
Length: 3:34
On Network Since Feb 15, 2012
Revolution
#5 in Folk SongVault Showcase
Revolution
One Last Wish
Folk Rock
Length: 3:53
On Network Since Feb 15, 2012
Can You Hear Me
#6 in Folk SongVault Showcase
Can You Hear Me
One Last Wish
Folk Rock
Length: 3:28
On Network Since Feb 15, 2012
John Batdorf
SongVault Certified Artist John Batdorf

West Hills
California, United States


Folk Rock / Contemporary Folk

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Biography

I have survived many careers in one lifetime. Starting with the 70's as a recording artist with Batdorf and Rodney and Silver. I made records and toured this country and Canada for most of the 70s. We headlined many shows, but as an opening act we got to play with a lot of great groups like America, Seals and Crofts, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Bread, The Youngbloods, Hall and Oats, Cheech and Chong, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Pure Prairie League, Harry Chapin, John Prine, Dave Mason, Kris Kristofferson just to name a few! A great time was had by all.
I spent the 80's as a staff songwriter writing songs for America, England Dan, The Curry sisters and Kim Carnes, and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows. I sang on four main titles including, "Doctor, Doctor", "Tom and Jerry Kids", "Garfield and Friends" and "Promised Land". I sang background vocals on some really great recordings by Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Dave Mason, Eric Anderson,The Jefferson Starship, Berlin, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, Boy Meets Girl, Mickey Thomas, Stan Ridgeway, James Lee Stanley, David Lee Roth, The London Choir Boys to name a few.
Then came the 90's and I started producing records and commercials. During that time I met and went on to write some great songs with my friend, Michael McLean. We have recorded 4 CDs together. In 1996 I got my first chance to score a CBS TV prime time show, "Promised Land". I composed all the music underscore for three years until the show came to an end. I went on to compose music for another CBS drama, "Touched By An Angel" which after nine very successful seasons is no longer in production. TBAA and Promised Land reruns still appear somewhere on the planet every day of the week. Soon after, I composed the entire musical score for a 2 hour made for PAX TV movie called "Book of Days" which appeared January and March of 2003. "The Best Two Years", which I also scored and wrote songs with Michael and Scott McLean, had a successful theatrical run in 2004 and is now available on DVD as well as the soundtrack on CD.
Now entering into the new millennium, John has recorded a new CD with James Lee Stanley "All Wood And Stones" (a highly original take on early Rolling Stones songs, done acoustically with tight harmonies) along with his first solo EP, "Side One." His first full length solo CD, "Home Again" is an acoustic guitar and vocal enthusiasts dream come true! John's 2008 CD, "Still Burnin'" teams him up again with Mark Rodney. The duo recorded a live show at XM Studios in Washington D.C. revisiting many of their great songs from the 70s. Also John and Mark have recorded two brand new songs in LA that are also included in the package. This marks the first new Batdorf and Rodney recordings since 1975!
In June 2009, John released his third solo CD, "Old Man Dreamin'," which got rave reviews and extensive radio play and truly established John as a solo artist. May of 2011, Batdorf and Rodney were elected into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Now in the fall of 2011, John has released arguably his finest solo CD, "One Last Wish," and will be supporting the project all of 2012. When you hear John sing songs about things that really matter to him, you'll understand why they mean so much to his fans that have spanned over four decades.

Instrumentation
John Batdorf /Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Discography
Batdorf and Rodney "Off The Shelf" 1971
Batdorf and Rodney "Batdorf and Rodney" 1972
Batdorf and Rodney "Life Is You" 1975
Silver "Silver" 1976
Batdorf and McLean "Look Inside" 1992
Batdorf and McLean "Don't You Know" 1997
Batdorf and Stanley "All Wood and Stones" 2005
John Batdorf "Side One" EP 2005
John Batdorf "Home Again" 2007
John Batdorf and Mark Rodney "Still Burnin'" 2008
John Batdorf "Old Man Dreamin'" 2009
John Batdorf "One Last Wish" 2011
Links
http://www.johnbatdorfmusic.com
http://www.johnbatdorfmusic.com/video.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Batdorf-Music/279578037051?ref=mf
http://www.reverbnation.com/#/johnbatdorf
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