JOHN BATDORF (Missouri & Midwest Booking)
John Batdorf is a singer-songwriter, solo artist, and one half of Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock duo, Batdorf & Rodney. He is also a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community.
In his five-decade career, Batdorf has worked with icons such as, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Clive Davis, Roger Birnbaum, Adele, James Horner, Jimmie Haskell, Bill Conti, Bob Ezrin, Tom Werman, Bill Halverson, America, Rod Stewart, Dave Mason, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, David Lee Roth, and Motley Crüe, plus many others. In the realm of film and TV incidental music, he has lent his voice and compositional skills to beloved shows, such as Tom and Jerry Kids, Garfield and Friends, Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, Doctor, Doctor, and Book of Days.
Most recently, Wham Bam, a hit by John’s band, Silver in 1976 is now part of the soundtrack to Guardians of The Galaxy ll. With legendary Utah-based singer, composer, and filmmaker, Michael McLean, under Batdorf & McLean, Batdorf has launched a unique substance abuse survival platform, and released the CD, Soundtrax2Recovery.
Batdorf has also released new music collaboratively with his old partner, Mark Rodney and with James Lee Stanley. Since 2004, he’s released seven solo albums on his own imprint, BATMAC MUSIC. His just released CD, Me and My Guitar is a handpicked, stellar 17 song collection of unplugged, rearranged, and completely re-imagined material John has recorded over 48 years.
STEFF MAHAN (North American Booking)
The first thing you notice when you meet Steff Mahan is that she feels like an old friend – albeit a very gifted one. Her accessibility, as well as her singular talent, has been key in building a loyal fan base that most artists can only fantasize about.
It’s no wonder. From the very beginning of her career, Mahan has told their stories - of family, the drive to pursue dreams despite the odds, the magic of falling in love, the pain of surviving broken hearts, and the singular joy of finding love again. She does it all in well-honed three-minute bites that continually show that she gets it, she gets you, she’s been there, and she feels it all with you. She lets her audiences in, creating the atmosphere of a house party, sharing both her hilarious takes on the world and some of her most personal experiences. That authenticity has remained a shining light that draws people to her like a porch light welcoming them home.
Mahan remains the mythical road dog, taking her music to the fans wherever they may be. She has played venues large and small around the country, including such mainstays as Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, Third & Lindsley in Nashville, the Walnut Room in Denver, and the famous Red Clay Theater in Duluth.
She has performed unique double bills with comedians Jenny McNulty and Suzanne Westenhoffer. She has also been a part of some impressive music collectives, most recently with fellow Nashville powerhouses Cheley Tackett and Ashley McBryde in their raucous side project, Shotgun Oakley. She was even honored by the Q Television Network with a full-length special recorded live in Nashville.
With six albums under her belt, Mahan continues to build a strong body of work that reflects her unique voice and her years of honing her craft in the Nashville publishing industry. Kathy Mac (former Bassist of the all-female chart-topping group, Desert Rose) recently started “Equalizer,” a new Record Label, which produced Mahan’s 5th studio album titled “Enough”. The album has the timeless vibe of today’s growing Americana and Roots genres, with a bit Southern Rock, Country, and Folk. If you’ve ever fallen in love or lost love, then you will feel she wrote these songs just for you. The lyrics describe real life. Mahan is able to say what many are feeling. Her fans tell her “You just get it, good or bad. Thank you for writing that song.”
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Photographer from Columbia, MO
Lydaco Music & Booking is pleased to represent and get to work with these outstanding artists on an ongoing basis in providing management/booking support. To inquire about their availability, and/or to make an offer for a show, please contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empowering songs of hope and recovery by John Batdorf and
Because everybody is recovering from something
SOUNDTRAX2RECOVERY (Booking Recovery Events/Festivals)
Soundtrax2Recovery is a collection of unique and powerful original songs co-written by John Batdorf and Michael McLean. These songs were created to reach people in recovery with messages of hope and empowerment.
John and Michael accept speaking engagements and concert bookings at local, state and national events, including recovery rallies, annual conferences focused to addiction and recovery, substance abuse treatment centers and state mental health agency meetings, and recovery focused music festivals.
MATT FOCKLER (Management & North American Booking)
Around Matt Fockler’s hometown of Montrose, South Dakota, he specializes in dry-stack stone, mosaic tile, and other building projects that require an artist’s touch.
Matt’s other art is lesser known, outside of a few people who have been lucky enough to hear him sing around a campfire or in a friend’s kitchen. For years, Matt and his friends traveled between Missouri, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota, working construction and remodeling jobs to pay their way. As they traveled, they wrote songs and sang them-often just for each other.
A gifted songwriter, two of Matt's songs were recently included on Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy's latest album release. His songs have been covered by many notable Folk/Americana artists, including Jonathan Byrd, Charlie Roth, Anthony DaCosta and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Matt's first full-length studio album, featuring the contributions of Anais Mitchell, Colin Brooks, and many other notable artists and musicians is forthcoming.