Monday, March 31, 2008

Update from Concerts at Bodie House

Hello everyone!

I have lots of very exciting news to share with you... We have several new shows coming up, a new venue we are holding shows at, and a new My Space page!

First of all, the shows:
April 12 at 8PM John Batdorf with James Lee Stanley and Bill Batstone (further info at the end of this email)
April 26 at 8PM Jim Photoglo
May 16 at 4PM and 8PM Jonathan Edwards

Which brings us to a very exciting announcement - one of our concert guests is the director of the Thousand Oaks Library, and asked us to present a concert series in their 200 seat room adjacent to the library. This room is really great -- it has a beautiful stage, and they are getting a brand new sound system! It will be "Concerts at the Bodie House presents at the Thousand Oaks Library"....So, we are very happy to announce that our first concert in this new venue will be:

April 25 at 8PM Joel Rafael "Thirteen Stories High" CD Release Party with special guest Jamaica Rafael - at the Thousand Oaks Library (Grant R. Brimhall Library), 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
The Joel Rafael show will be Co-sponsored with Russ & Julie's House Concerts

Please visit our brand new My Space page at Come say hi and be our friend!

in Agoura Hills

John Batdorf with James Lee Stanley and Bill Batstone
Saturday, April 12, 2008 8PM

Donation: $15 (All proceeds go to the musicians)
Dessert/Appetizer Bar (food contributions appreciated)
RSVP:818-621-8309 or
(Directions given upon RSVP)

Although they first met in high school in Hollywood, CA, John Batdorf and Mark Rodney got musically together in the mystical desert of Las Vegas, Nevada in September 1970. Both John and Mark had tired of the Los Angeles scene and were both interested in the new music revolution of the 70s....acoustic music! They re-connected in Las Vegas and started playing acoustic guitars together.

They were both heavily in the new sound of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, James Taylor, and Simon & Garfunkel. After 3 months, they had conquered Las Vegas and had enough originals to head back to Los Angeles. By a magic coincidence, Ahmet Ertegun was in Los Angeles and offered to audition them. He immediately signed them to Atlantic Records and produced them himself in legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The group eventually recorded three albums on Atlantic, Asylum, and Arista Records. They toured for 5 years with groups like Bread, The Youngbloods, Loggins and Messina, Three Dog Night, Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Seals and Crofts, and every group from that era.

Batdorf and Rodney were actually before groups like America, Seals and Crofts, and Dan Fogelberg. They were always considered a major influence of that sound. John has recently released 2 solo CDs. This evening will be an evening of new tunes, Batdorf & Rodney tunes, and All Wood and Stones.

4/12/08 Batdorf & Rodney 8PM4/25/08 Joel Rafael with special guest Jamaica Rafael 8PM - CD Release Party
Thousand Oaks Library (Grant R. Brimhall Library)
4/26/08 Jim Photoglo 8PM
5/16/08 Jonathan Edwards 4PM & 8PM
7/19/08 Kathrin Shorr & Crosby Loggins 8PM
8/23/08 StoneHoney 8PM
10/4/08 David LaMotte 8PM
11/1/08 The Refugees 8PM


4/5/08 Stevie Coyle 8PM - at Russ & Julie's House Concerts - to RSVP, and for directions,please contact Russ & Julie at:

5/3/08 Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan - at Noble House Concerts - to RSVP, email or call (818) 780-5979

Renee Bodie
Concerts at the Bodie House
Vice-President, Folk Alliance Region West
Conference Coordinator
5th Annual Regional Conference October 24-26, 2008 Phoenix, AZ
Cumulus Presents, Inc
Kate Wolf Festival June 27 - 29, 2008

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