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Russ & Julie's
House Concerts

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John Batdorf Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8pm
John Batdorf

Suggested Donation: $20

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’s also a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community. Batdorf & Rodney had the distinction of working with Ahmet Ertegun at Atlanic Records, David Geffen at Asylum Records, and Clive Davis at Arista Records. In his five-decade career, he’s worked with icons such as 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’s lent his voice and compositional skills to beloved shows such as Tom and Jerry Kids, Garfield and Friends, Touched By An Angel, Promised Land, and 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.

Since 2004, he’s released nine solo albums on his own imprint, BATMAC MUSIC. Since 2017, John has released three new CDs including, Me and My Guitar, a 17-song rearranged and unplugged collection of songs John has recorded in his 47 year career, Last Summer and An Extraordinary Ordinary Life, which were both written, recorded and released during the great pandemic of 2020/2021.

The Honeysuckle Possums Saturday, July 13, 2024, 8pm
The Honeysuckle Possums

Suggested Donation: $25

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high-energy, all woman string band, playing old-time mountain music, originals, and bluegrass. These gals have foot-stomping, down home, back porch rhythm, creating and sharing joy wherever they go! The Honeysuckle Possums have played all over California and Oregon and continue to gain praise for their beautiful harmonies, incredible instrumentation, and spirited Appalachian Flat Foot dancing. They have performed at the Goleta Old Time Fiddlers Festival, the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and Grass Valley Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival -- to name a few) -- all to rave reviews.

“Every bluegrass and old times festival would be remiss not having these girls at it!!”
--Wally Barnick/Cache Valley Drifters

The Honeysuckle Possums' two lead singers are award winning songwriter, Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strumstick, ukulele) and Charletta Erb (fiddle). Lisa Macker (stand up bass, mandolin) joins in on harmonies. Amber Mueller adds flavor and sass on multiple instruments (bass, fiddle, banjo). Ruth Alpert is the band's national champion Appalachian-style flat-footer who makes it easy for the crowd to and clap along.

John Flynn Saturday, September 7, 2024, 8pm
John Flynn

Suggested Donation:$20

John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn "the most quintessential folk singer in my life", and Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to write, "John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society's disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace."

John put himself through Temple University playing folk and country rock covers in bar bands, slowly introducing his original songs into the mix. When Billy Swan's recording of John's song "Rainbows and Butterflies" went top-forty on the country charts, John followed his musical muse full time. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join musical legends like Willie Nelson and Ramblin' Jack Elliott on the historic "Train to New Orleans" tour following Hurricane Katrina. It was on that trip that Ramblin' Jack generously dubbed Flynn "the John Lennon of the plasma generation", whatever that was supposed to mean!

Please enjoy some VIDEOS HIGHLIGHTS from a few of our recent house concerts:

Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please RSVP early. All our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted. A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!

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Please note: "Russ & Julie's House Concerts" is simply the name we choose to describe our private parties, in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business), although voluntary contributions (suggested donation of $20 per person) are accepted at the door on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only.



Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please R.S.V.P. early.

All of our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. and are held on Saturday evenings, unless otherwise noted. They generally end around 10:30 P.M.

A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. This is payable IN CASH at the door.

Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!

Most of the musicians we host have CDs available for sale during the break and after the House Concert.

RSVP to: rsvp@

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