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John Batdorf Interview and Concert
March 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20
Art of the Song Coffeehouse is proud to present an evening of conversation and music with singer/songwriter John Batdorf. The evening will begin with an interview with John & Viv followed by a full concert.
When? Sunday March 12 at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
Where? Art of the Song Coffeehouse @ Sol Acting Academy Theater Space (5500 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite 108, Albuquerque, NM 87109)
Suggested Donation? $20 at the door
More info and Reservations? Be sure to RSVP in advance to guarantee seating. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 850-2674.
About John Batdorf:
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 & Rodney. He’s also a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community.
In 1967, gifted teenage singer-songwriter, John Batdorf, broke free from his Middle American upbringing and ventured to Los Angeles, crammed in a Lincoln Continental with six of his friends, to pursue his musical aspirations. Four decades later, the dream machine is long gone, but John is still on the path, navigating the curves of his musical journey with aplomb.
Along the way, John’s gotten to work with many of the cornerstone figures of the music business as an artist, garnered cult status as a classic folk-rock singer-songwriter, and reinvented himself as a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community.
In the last decade, he’s returned to being an artist: reinvigorated not only by revisiting his canon classics, but by writing fresh, broadly resonate music on par with his beloved back catalog.
“Music is just what I do, I don’t know anything else,” the Redmond, Oregon-based artist says with a good-natured laugh. “There have been so many powerful moments for me. I remember one time performing my contemporary song ‘All for You’ which is about a soldier who in battle realizes he couldn’t win and just asks that his country remembers him. After that show, an older couple hung around to say hello. Their son had died in December of 1970, in Laos during the Vietnam War, and they wanted me to have his government issued commemorative bracelet. That moment reminded me: I’m never done with music because you never know who needs to hear the next song you’re going to write.”