Saturday, May 30, 2009
John Batdorf - James Lee Stanley - Rex Fowler Co-Bill
130 Route 22, Pawling, NY
Price: $20. advance/$25. at the door
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Attn All Fans & Friends!!!!
Johns' new CD, "Old Man Dreamin'" is NOW AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD from ItsAboutMusic.com - just click here: http://store.itsaboutmusic.com/johnbatdorf.html and scroll down past the short bio, the video of "What D'Ya Got?" and the Live DVD.
Dean Sciarra of ItsABoutMusic.com favorably reviews "Old Man Dreamin'" thus:
With all the fervor of a new artist making his first album, John Batdorf attacks the tracks on his new "Old Man Dreamin'" and succeeds track for track. He has a well-founded pride and joy in these new songs and it translates immediately to the listener. Fans can rejoice in the fact that John has made his best album ever in "Old Man Dreamin'."
In addition, 3 of 4 hi-def professionally shot and produced Music Videos of songs from this CD are now available to watch on Johns' Channel on YouTube.
Following are the hi-def YouTube links for each song:
Will I Love You Forever?
What D'Ya Got?
Ain't No Way
And Don't Forget - for those of you located in or near Rockville, Maryland; Saratoga Springs New York; Natick, Massachusetts; Pawling, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvnia - John is on tour starting TOMORROW (5/27) in Rockville, Maryland with James Lee Stanley -- click this link for details about the entire tour .
More news about the official CD release on 11 June to come as soon as it becomes available!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Order Your Copy Now! The Formal Release Date is June 11th, 2009.
Further Information about the CD can be found in his blog post dated May 11th and on his website under "Whats New".
Monday, May 11, 2009
Old Man Dreamin' To Be Officially Released June 11th!
Lead and BG Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Piano and Percussion: John Batdorf
All songs: John Batdorf/BatMac Music BMI_Michael McLean/Shining Star Music ASCAP
Additional Vocals: Dan Navarro, Harry Stinson, George Merrill, Bill Batstone, Gary Falcone, Lily Wilson, Andrea Robinson, Matt Batdorf, Michael McLean, James Lee Stanley, Steve Bauman
Accordion: Phil Parlapiano
Electric Guitars: Kevin Dukes, James Harrah, Michael Dowdle
Additional Acoustic: Michael Dowdle
Mandolin: Michael Dowdle, Fred Sokolo, Luke Halpin
Dobro and Banjo: Fred Sokolo
Fiddle: Luke Halpin
Lap and Pedal Steel: Greg Leisz
Bass: Mark Browne and Bill Batstone
Drums and Percussion: Tom Walsh
Engineered: John Batdorf and David Appelt
Mixed: David Appelt
Mastered: Ron McMaster at Capitol Records Mastering
Photos: Bob Kivi
CD Art Design: Bob Kivi and Nickie Stoica
What D’Ya Got
Love: All I Really Know About It
That Don’t Seem Right To Me
I Fall To Pieces
Will I Love You Forever
Old Man Dreamin’
I Thought I’d Try A Love Song
Ain’t No Way
Don’t Tell Me Goodbye
I Will Rise
Website Link to Official Announcement
Thursday, May 7, 2009
And it is now in the process of being mastered.
After mastering comes putting an eye-pleasing/catching package together and then printing. We will all get to hear the finished product pretty soon. The creative process will be done and the business of selling the record becomes a reality. This is the time when the musician - in this case, John - tours the product so more people can hear it. I know that everyone who already loves Johns' music will love this CD. Everyone who has heard the unfinished product, so far, has called it the best thing John has ever done. And that's priceless considering that everything John has ever done throughout his career has been stellar; so we know that now we have something that goes above and beyond awesome. Plus it's timely; everybody who hears it will get it ... but first they have to hear it.
The music business, as you all know, has changed dramatically from the days when a record was produced by a studio who have their sales and publicity people in line to get the music to the magazines and radio stations that make or break a record. Just like the fact that John recorded this one in his own home studio and hired out for other stellar musicians to sing and play on it? Now he has to hire out for just-as-stellar publicists and radio-promoters to put these songs on the map. It costs bills with a lot of zeroes to put a half or full page ad into magazines like Rolling Stone and American Songwriter ... it takes clout to get a musician recognized and a record reviewed in either of those and other known music publications. It takes a radio promoter with a track record to get a musicians' music heard and charted on major radio stations cross-country. It takes showing that we're serious about marketing this CD widely for above level booking agents and managers to be interested in representing a musician and his work.
John has a large loyal following of fans. I know all of you are waiting to hear this record. Here's the catch though - All of you are extremely important to John but he didn't make this record just to be heard by his loyal following. He made it for everybody to hear; and everything on this record is especially timely.
One more time we are asking for help -- this time to get the professionals on board who will help us break this record out the way it deserves to be.
For all contributions of $50.00 or more, from this day forward, the contributor will receive a final mix of "What D'ya Got?"
Paypal Contributions can be sent directly to John at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click here for a list of investment participation "awards" .
Thank you, time and again, for all of your consideration and help.
on behalf of John Batdorf
Investment Participation Levels
ALL CONTRIBUTORS will receive:
-updates as to the progress of the CD together with an exclusive "work-in-progress" mix of three of the songs,
-an mp3 download of the new CD as soon as it is mastered,
-a contribution credit on Johns' website.
$35.00 1 CD
$50.00 1 CD and Poster and from this date forward a pre-mastered full song mix of "What D'ya Got?"
$100.00 1 Signed CD and Poster
$250.00 2 Signed CDs, T-Shirts and Posters
$500.00 5 Signed CDs, T-Shirts and Posters
$1000.00 Johns Entire CD Collection Signed
$1500.00 Johns Entire CD Collection Signed, T-Shirt, Poster And DVD
$3500.00 A New CD Directly From The Mastering Lab Four Weeks Prior To Release, Johns Entire CD Collection Signed, T-Shirt, Poster And DVD.
$5000.00 A New CD Directly From The Mastering Lab Four Weeks Prior To Release, Johns Entire CD Collection Signed,T-Shirt, Poster And DVD ANDA Free Concert in Your Home!
$3500.00 and Up Contributors Anyone who contributes $3500.00 or more will receive a “Special Thanks” credit on the CD.
$5000.00 and Up Contributors For those who contribute $5000.00, along with everything previously mentioned, you will a receive a Co-Executive Producer credit on the CD.
If other arrangements are necessary, please contact us with any questions or for Johns’ mailing address: RMJProd@gmail.com
(Richard Mike Jeanette)
on behalf of John Batdorf