John was part of the legendary Batdorf and Rodney duo in the 70’s. The latter part of the 20th Century he was a staff writer for artists like America, England Dan, Kim Karnes and others. He also did back up vocals on recordings for Rod Stewart, Dave Mason, Jefferson Starship, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, and many others. The quality that sets John Batdorf apart from other excellent singer-songwriters is his vulnerability. Completely opening the door to his heart, John invites the listener into his soul and shares a couple of hours, open and trusting, as he sings of transforming despair into hope, hate into love, and fear and ignorance into tolerance and acceptance. When you hear John sing live for the first time, you'll understand why his music has meant so much to his fans that have now spanned nearly four decades.
“His way of wielding words
with sublime melody is a talent others only wish
~ Dean Sciarra, ltsaboutmusic.com
“Batdorf has proven, once again, that when it comes to age and music, it can be ever as exhilarating and wonderful as an aged glass of fine wine.”
~ Mike Hays, Amazon Review
Millbend Coffeehouse, a part of
the social outreach of
Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, meets the 2nd
Saturday of every month and is a smoke free, family friendly
environment. Recommended Donation: $20.00 Adults; Children Under 12: $4. (Child
care available). **Ticket prices for some shows may be
higher, which will be reflected on the
Advance Ticket Purchase page.**
Coffee, tea, and a variety of
pastries and snacks is available in our Kitchen during each show.
All proceeds after expenses benefit a local charity decided
by audience vote.
For additional information, to reserve
seats, or to inquire about performing/opening at Millbend
Coffeehouse, please contact us by
Pat (936) 499-9559
Teresa (281) 350-3052.
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Coffeehouse web page