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BATDORF & STANLEY-ALL WOOD & STONES
Friday, February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Batdorf & Stanley have had two monumental releases of acoustic versions of songs by the Rolling Stones, “All Wood and Stones Part 1 and Part 2”. If you haven’t heard either of these two recordings and are a fan of Crosby Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Rubber Soul, the Eagles, or classic Beach Boys harmonies you are in for a real treat.
Can you imagine what the Rolling Stones songs would have sounded like if Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were California boys with acoustic guitars? Would Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday, or Last Time have been as powerful if they had been played on acoustic guitars and filled with vocal harmonies?
James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf, purveyors of acoustic rock music for decades took 21 Rolling Stones classics and turned them into something totally unheard of. You don’t have to live in California or play acoustic guitar to be enchanted by “All Wood and Stones” … an amazing collection of Rolling Stones tunes played on acoustic guitars and brimming with joyous vocal harmonies.
James Lee Stanley with his first-rate guitar playing, exceptional voice & quality songwriting has lead to 13 solo albums. His grammy nominated LIVE album was chosen as one of the TOP 5 RECORDS OF THE YEAR by Music Connection. A funny guy & great story teller.
JAMES LEE STANLEY, the true renaissance man, was born into a musical family in Philadelphia, PA, and already performing and recording for LeGrand Records by the time he was fourteen. He majored in music at California State University, did a stint in the Air Force as a chinese linguist, performing three hundred dates a year with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, and CHICK COREA & RETURN TO FOREVER by the time he landed his second recording contract.
It is only a long lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creativity and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted backing that sonically enhance the impulse behind the lyric, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee. He is one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as “one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time.” – FI Magazine March 1999.
John Batdorf started as a recording artist in the 1970s with the duo Batdorf and Rodney. Batdorf and Rodney may be the only band ever signed by Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records, AND by David Geffen to Asylum Records , AND by Clive Davis to Arista Records, all resulting in major label releases! They toured for five years with groups like America, Bread, The Youngbloods, Loggins and Messina, Three Dog Night, Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, and Seals & Crofts. John then formed the band Silver, best known for their 1976 hit “Wham Bam.” Again John got to tour with bands like Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Pure Prarie League and The Doobie Brothers.
John spent the 1980s as a staff songwriter writing songs for America, England Dan, The Curry sisters and Kim Carnes, and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows. He sang on four main titles including, “Doctor, Doctor,” “Tom and Jerry Kids,” “Garfield and Friends” and “Promised Land.” He also sang background vocals on some great recordings by Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Dave Mason, Eric Anderson,The Jefferson Starship, Berlin, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, Boy Meets Girl, Mickey Thomas, Stan Ridgeway, James Lee Stanley, David Lee Roth, The London Choir Boys, to name just a few.
Online tickets sales close at the night of the show. Any remaining tickets are for sale at Boulevard Music when doors open At unless noted otherwise. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Blvd Music or by phone (310) 398-2583 using a major credit card.
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Please note all shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm unless indicated otherwise. People who already have their tickets (purchased them in advance) get in first when doors open at 7:30 pm. After the people who already have their tickets are admitted any remaining tickets will go on sale.
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