Batson with his Gibson
Singer/songwriter Jon Batson. Influenced by Kris Kristofferson, Burl Ives, Leon Redbone, Bob Gibson
Jon has been playing and singing since the early 60's. His music has been used on television and he has a string of local hits and five stage musicals to his credit. He has performed in bars and coffee houses across the US as well as in Portugal, Spain and China, where he performed for the Vice Premier and on the Great Wall itself. Jon provides an entertaining and intimate evening of music while either playing solo or with a band.
The Songwriter's Hook Book A 192 page softcover journal full of songwriter hints, tips and quotes with plenty of room to write your great hooks and song ideas.
Awaken the Dreamer - Eleven songs popular with audiences in Europe, North America and "Down Under". Three of these songs climbed to the top 20 on MP3's Hit List. The CD is available at CDBaby.com
Live at the Coffee Gallery Backstage - A live set recorded in 2002 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage (hence the title). This limited edition release shows Jon as he is, come what may. There is no chance to "fix it in the mix" on a CD like this one. Limited CDs Available.
(Mostly) Live at McCabe's Jon is joined by Fiddler-Extraordinary Jean Sudbury in this collection of ten songs. Seven were recorded live at McCabe's in Santa Monica, the final three traditional pieces are from Riley Steiner's play Tucumcari. Sold Out.
Crusader - The Freedom Trails release of songs of the Freedom Crusade of 1985-86. This limited edition cassette tape has become a collector's item. Sold Out.
Just Can't Lose - Jon's first album, a limited edition of 1000 in vinyl, is now collectible in Europe, Scandinavia and the US, where it is selling for as high as $350 a copy. Available contact for quote.
'Ballad of San Jacinto' - for the 100th anniversary of the city of San Jacinto, CA. Proceeds from the single record went to 'Say No To Drugs'. It is the official town song. Sold Out.
'Hey, Bud Clark' - written for the Mayor of Portland, OR and 'The Battle of Portland' The marching song of the Freedom Crusade. Proceeds from the single record went to 'Say No To Drugs'. Sold Out.
"There are songwriters, and there are great songwriters, and Jon Batson fits into the second category. He has vocals that make you melt, guitar playing chops like the best in Nashville, and lyrics that are heartfelt and touch the human soul"
Gilli Moon, International Recording Artist
sings his songs on his new live CD as naturally as he would sing them to you
in his den. The songs are clever, articulate and concise."
Harriet Schock, Platinum Selling Songwriter
Links and More Info:
To book Jon, purchase his CDs, book or to cover his material contact: Toll Free in the US: Phone 866.696.0587 Fax 866.696.0587
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