John Batdorf_”Beep Beep” CD Kickstarter Campaign

Ever since I was a young boy, the music in my head has never stopped. I am constantly “hearing” melodies, lyrics or just plain old great song concept ideas. Songwriters don’t really know where the ideas come from, we just feel blessed to receive them and it’s our great privilege to complete the songs with the craft we have refined through the decades and share the music with the rest of the world. Often times the songs are meant for someone we might not ever meet and may have a positive impact their life so it’s vital that we deliver the goods!

Photo by Henry Diltz 1972
Photo by Henry Diltz 1972

As my songwriting buddy Michael McLean puts it, “we don’t really own these songs, we just get to hear them first. Makes sense to me! Well I have 11 more songs that I feel really great about written by me and or with Michael McLean and Bill Batstone.

John Batdorf and Michael McLean
John Batdorf and Michael McLean
John Batdorf with Bill Batstone
John Batdorf with Bill Batstone

The songs are well into the recording process and with your help and support, the record should be done in another month or so. I have been recording now for over six months and wrote all of the songs in the last 12 months. I am very pleased with the way it is coming out. All my lead vocals and guitars are done and I have recruited some stellar talent to offer their incredible singing and playing skills. Bill Batstone, bass and vocals…..Chad Watson, bass…..Michael Dowdle, electric guitars and mandolin…Bill and Arlene Kole, vocals….Gary Falcone, vocals……Dane Pearlman….pedal steel and lap steel.

There will undoubtedly be a few more folks added and then it’s time to mix, master and release!! I hope to raise enough funds to give the record proper respect and hire a radio promotions expert and PR team.

Please be a part of the continuing musical journey I am so honored to have been on since I was a teenager. Thank you all in advance for supporting indie music. There are many great artists out there that many of you have never heard of, but just because they are not famous doesn’t mean they are not great!!


About johnbatdorf

“John Batdorf has a voice like the one we all wanted to hear as children-- confident enough to get our attention and loving enough that is does not raise up our walls. Soundtrax 2 Recovery is a audio reminder that you are not alone. It is supportive without being demanding. The album witnesses without judging your life; you can lead a horse to water but not make it drink. John Batdorf and Michael McLean don’t force sobriety down your throat, but they do let you know just how damn good recovery tastes.” - Alternate Root
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