John Batdorf's uniquely passionate vocals and guitar playing landed him his first major record deal back in the 70's with Atlantic Records, and he's continued to develop and grow as an artist to this day. As the song writing and lead vocal half of Batdorf and Rodney, John began honing his craft and developing his own style back in the early 70's. After the breakup with Rodney, John did an album with a group called Silver and toured the country promoting their album at venues with the likes of America, Doobie Brothers, Poco and Hall and Oats. Fans devoted to his sound recognized John's voice on several radio and television projects in the 80's when he worked as a top LA studio session singer. When he wasn't touring with bands, or producing music for a variety of clients, he never stopped writing songs. In the early 90's he partnered with fellow songwriter Michael McLean and released a handful of albums that captured a personal resonance John found with his universal songs of hope and inspiration. It's as if with each stage in his artistic journey, he developed a greater understanding of the power music to impact our daily lives. Never one to stagnate creatively, John expanded his artistic palette from acoustic driven pop/rock to story driven melodies. From 1996 to 2002 he worked as a TV composer for the hit series "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land". Now into the second half of 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 latest solo CD,"Home Again" is comprised of seven new originals and three songs for the Batdorf and Rodney days. This CD is an acoustic guitar and vocal enthusiasts dream come true! Listening to Home Again is like finding a lost buried musical treasure. This CD has all the familiarity of arguably the greatest musical era, the late 60s and early 70's but with fresh new original songs that brings it all to the present. Home Again is a must have CD for all music lovers!
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