Published Monday 24 August 2009
Old Man Dreamin’ By John Batdorf…………………..A CD Review By Michelle Williams
This album is stellar. It’s an awesome collection of songs which are beautifully and masterfully written and performed. The music is finely woven into a tapestry of mood and emotion which envelop the listener with dramatic and moving musical expression.
This album is a chronicle of the artist’s lifetime. These songs are pure Americana. John Batdorf combines the best of Pop, Rock, Folk and maybe a little down home flair. My two favorite songs on this album are, “Aint No Way and “Sixteen”.
The song, “Aint No Way” is a dramatic song with a swampy rock groove along with a little Ozark magic added to the blend of passionate vocals and finely crafted lyrics and music.
“Sixteen” is a gripping song about a young girl trapped in a tragic situation. It is very thought provoking and extremely moving with a soul touching vocal.
John Batdorf is a master storyteller and this album is a treasure trove of genuineness and truth. The beauty and purity of the vocals are breathtaking and mesmerizing. I highly recommend this album to anyone who loves music. I give Old Man Dreamin’ ’five stars.