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John Batdorf

John Batdorf

Singer Songwriter / West Coast Acoustic Rock / Acoustic Rock with Heart Redmond, OR  US
Feels Like Home
Feels Like Home
Where Does All The Money Go
Where Does All The Money Go
Beep Beep
Beep Beep
What D'Ya Got
What D'Ya Got
Ain't Dead Yet
Ain't Dead Yet


I Don't Always Win



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  • Jimmy ' Blaze ' Carello (Artist)
    Jimmy ' Blaze ' Carello
  • Ricky de la Cruz (Artist)
    Ricky de la Cruz
    "Where does all the money go" is so crazy cool - love the line "tax this, tax that" - lyrics are great ;)
  • John Colella (Artist)
    John Colella
    You can't message John Batdorf because they haven't fanned you back yet. Try leaving a comment instead. got your e-mail BUT not a fan ?
  • John Colella (Artist)
    John Colella
    enjoying some tracks ..a new fan
  • Scott Simpson (Artist)
    Scott Simpson
    How refreshing to find someone who puts the song first. There is a song in your songs, and that's what it's all about for me. Add in strong vocals, a recording that leaves in breath and energy. You got it all, man. Keep it coming.....
  • SereJazz (Artist)
    Amazing! I Don't Always Win is my fave! "...This canyon called my life..." Unbelievable lyrics, unbelievable melody! Love it so much! Best, ~Sere


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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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““Where Does All the Money Go” If you grew up, in a time where gasoline for your car was less than $1 a gallon, parking was FREE at the beach, at shopping centers, and on city streets, where apartment rental was about $100 a month, a decent 3-bedroom home cost $50-75,000, there were $1 Nights at movie theatres (regular price was $2.50), you will COMPLETELY “GET” “Where Does All The Money Go.” If you’ve grown up “expecting” to pay $20 to park at a shopping center, before you EVEN enter a store, you may NOT “get” the song. While “Where Does All The Money Go” sounds nothing like a knock-off of “Tax Man” by The Beatles, it reflects some of the same sentiments, and is “fun” in spite of the serious subject-matter. I own most of John Batdorf’s discography, and have never been disappointed. I preordered this CD without having heard it; and continue to stand behind John’s music. If you ever have the opportunity to see him perform live, I would encourage y”

— Sandy Jacobson, Facebook Blog

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Q: Hi John. It worked. Third time was the charm. Love the song. Thanks for your help.

A: Sorry it took so long. Just working out the kinks on the new website.

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