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Empowering songs of hope and recovery by John Batdorf and
Because everybody is recovering from something
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.
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 47 years.
Sweet and soulful is the sound of Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Steff Mahan. With a voice that is pure and powerful and lyrics that are heart-crafted and rock-solid, it’s hard to not get hooked on the emotional truth that comes out of this born songwriter’s mouth. Mahan's entertaining Americana mix of rock, roots, folk and country has generated five albums, including her most recent release, Where I'm Coming From.
Mahan has graced the stages of such notable venues as Atlanta's Eddie's Attic, Nashville's The Bluebird Cafe, NYC's The Bitter End, Charlotte's The Evening Muse, and Birmingham's Workplay Theater. She has shared the stage with Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, Tift Merritt, 10,000 Maniacs, Blame Sally, Holly Williams and Antigone Rising. She has also performed with comedians Jenny McNulty and Suzanne Westenhoffer, and participated with Cheley Tackett and Ashley McBryde in their raucous side project, Shotgun Oakley.
With four studio albums and a new one in preproduction, Mahan’s strong body of work reflects her unique voice and years of honing her craft in the Nashville publishing industry. She was recently honored by Q Television Network with a full-length special recorded live in Nashville.
Mahan loves being on the road and doing what she does best –- connecting with people where they are through her quirky, warm personality, heartfelt storytelling, and a talent that won’t be denied. She does it because, like all true artists, she simply can’t not do it. Once you hear her, you’ll know that that’s the biggest gift of all to those of us who love great music.
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.
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A uniquely gifted songwriter and performer, Melody Guy continues to reach fans and inspire them to follow her through a life’s journey of love, loss and independent triumph of the spirit. Artists of varying genres have recorded her songs, from Sherrie Austin to Jesse James.
Melody currently tours as a troubadour, visiting fans and weaving tales that resonate with music lovers across a wide range of styles. Her live performances with her band have garnered even more attention, as she has shared the stage with Keith Urban, The Avett Brothers, Leon Russell and Tanya Tucker, where Melody earned a standing ovation at the famed Ryman Auditorium.
After achieving success with her last release, “Diamond on the Street,” Melody completed her long awaited, “Dry the Rivers” album, which was produced by musician and producer, Michael Webb and recorded in Nashville.
The “Dry the Rivers” tour takes Melody from Tennessee to Portland, with stops throughout the Southwest and California.