Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mini-Review and Dutch Radio Play of OLD MAN DREAMIN' - full review to come

This is pretty cool. A little pre-review of Old Man Dreamin' with a full review (and Dutch radio play) to come soon. **** (:

Kippenvel – Ruud Heijjer

Category: English pieces

John Batdorf – Old Man Dreamin’

Posted by Ruud on 26 januari 2010 | No comments

John Batdorf seems a debutant, but almost made it big in the seventies with Batdorf & Rodney. That group made two LPs and scored a hits as Silver later too. After that Batdorf remained active as a songwriter and producer/composer of scores for tv-series. He also issued four CDs with Michael McLean in the nineties.

His solo-EP Side One and his solo-CD Home Again lead to Old Man Dreamin’, for which he wrote with McLean again. Their experience of years results in eleven songs in which Batdorf mixes country rock and folk with catchy melodies.

Batdorf sings lyrics in which he combines his personal life with involvement in both a crystal clear and emotional way, backed by a rootsy band. The layered close harmony background vocals and the firey guitars also make this a CD of a kind of which too few are made.


A full review of OLD MAN DREAMIN' from this author/columnist will be published around 15 February in the Dutch roots music magazine "Heaven", and as soon as we receive it, this blog post will be updated to include the full review.

In addition, Ruud Heijjer will also play songs from OLD MAN DREAMIN' in his local radio show and plans to play one of the songs for next Tuesday (Feb 1st) during the first hour. Shows take place on Tuesdays from 21:00 (9pm) to 23:00 (11pm) local Dutch time. Californian time is minus 9 hours. You could listen to shows as streams via 'Uitzending' directly above the picture. Then select a date and an hour. Ruud Heijjer will be playing more tracks from OLD MAN DREAMIN' on future Tuesdays.

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