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John Batdorf

John Batdorf

Singer Songwriter / West Coast Acoustic Rock / Folk Rock Canoga Park, CA  US
Don't Give Up On Dreams
Don't Give Up On Dreams
Don 't Tell Me Goodbye
Don 't Tell Me Goodbye
What D'Ya Got
What D'Ya Got
Ain't Dead Yet
Ain't Dead Yet


I Don't Always Win


  • Fri

    Feb 6

    Havasu City, AZ, US | 6:30pm

    Bill Batstone and I will be playing songs from the 70s Batdorf and Rodney era right up to the present. This is really going to be fun! Showtime at 7:00.

  • Sat

    Feb 7

    Las Vegas, NV, US | 7:30pm

    I will be sharing the bill with Matt Bednarsky who will also be going on first. Looking forward to my 5th or 6th time at this fun venue!! Check out Matt below........ www.mattbednarsky.com

  • Sat

    Feb 28

    Wells Branch, TX, US | 6:00pm

    Show at 7 PM

  • Sun

    Mar 1

    Salado, TX, US | 2:30pm

    Show starts at 3:00 PM.Come enjoy 90 minutes of acoustic bliss! Seating is limited so I would like people to send a check in advance for reserving their space. Please contact me if you would like to attend. johnbatdorf@att.net

  • Wed

    Mar 4

    Lubbock, TX, US | 6:30pm

    I am coming back to Lubbock for an encore performance!

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  • Angel Wings (Artist)
    Angel Wings
    Great songs and sound! Enjoying your music today this Friday John. Many Blessing & have a great weekend:-) Happy New Year, _Angel Wings
  • junior vasquez (Artist)
    junior vasquez
    John, looking forward to seeing you again! Thanks for letting me open for ya:) It's an honor to share the stage with you! Blessings, Junior
  • RAGE FROM GRACE (Artist)
  • Will Of Wilminton (Artist)
    Will Of Wilminton
    Great lyrics on "Don't Give Up On Dreams". Love the cleverness of the internal rhymes...
  • Marco De Luca (Artist)
    Marco De Luca
    Hi,great music,if you want,support me on facebook clicking "I like".See you soon. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marco-De-Luca/108812972482919
  • Rob Owen (Artist)
    Rob Owen
    Great guitar pickin' and lyrics. Keep the music rolling.


  • One Last Wish Cover


Sounds Like: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills, Don Henley, America (The Band)


Bio: All Music Guide:

John Batdorf was born in Springfield, OH on March 26, 1952 and musically it all came together for him in the '60s when he saw the Beatles. He knew at that moment that music was what he was meant to do. Self-taught, except for a year of sight-singing courses in 1983 at the Dick G...See Full Bio

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Q: Hi John finally going to get to see you live. Been a fan from the start. What kind of guitars do you play and why? Donna Cacia

A: Thanks for the support! I have always played Martins. I currently have a 1976 D-28, 1966 D-21, and a Baritone. I am a finger picker and a banger and these guitars handle both. Beautiful instruments indeed!! John

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