Vern Batty | Waiting for Daybreak

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Waiting for Daybreak

by Vern Batty

A collection of ballads, blues and pop songs crafted and recorded in traditional acoustic style. "...a fine singing voice, which makes everything he performs sound pretty." -- Dan MacIntosh, Indie-Music Review May 2005
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Buttermilk Moon
3:17 $0.99
2. Mountain Man
3:26 $0.99
3. Carol Jean
3:43 $0.99
4. Hard Ride, the
4:37 $0.99
5. Picasso-Like Dreams
4:24 $0.99
6. Old Timer's Lament
3:18 $0.99
7. No More
3:14 $0.99
8. Daybreak
3:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Born and raised in Southern California, Vern began playing music in the early 60's as the drummer in a garage band performing surf tunes and rock 'n roll at parties and dances. He became interested in the guitar about the same time and, influenced by the folk and rock music of the period, he was writing and performing his songs by the Junior year of high school.

After serving in the army then returning home for a few years, Vern moved to Washington State in 1974 for a different perspective on life than Los Angeles had to offer. There, he became acquainted with country music. In the 1980's Vern performed at numerous clubs, lounges and events throughout Okanogan County as a single act, in various duos and as a member of the band Mountain Depot.

During that period of time Vern also operated a music store (the Midstate Connection) and taught guitar, harmonica and autoharp. As house sound technician for the music store, he had the opportunity to work various venues with such acts as Elvin Bishop, Savoy Brown and Junior Cadillac.

Always impressed by the solo efforts of Emitt Rhodes and Paul McCartney, Vern invested in a home recording facility in 1982 with the idea to put his music into recordings. While studying recording engineering he began to record demos for local artists and bands.

Presently living in the Four Corners region of Colorado, Vern continues to write and record music. His musical styles range from the Blues to Western, from ballad to rock.

A free PDF version of the Waiting For Daybreak songbook is available for download at



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Byron T. Ginn

The best road trip CD in my collection
Buttermilk Moon is the purest love song I have heard in years. You can feel the passion and emotion in every verse. Mr. Batty has created a beautiful and inspiring CD that fills your heart with joy and your mind with wonder. I will recommend that everyone I know add it to there collection.

Brandy Hunter

Beautiful music that reminds me of my childhood
The CD reminded me of a time when I idolized my mother, and she idolized her cowboy hat wearing honey, when it was safe for us to play outside until well after dark and it was still ok to leave the doors unlocked. I loved it, so much that I bought a copy for myself and my mom. I love the feel of this music.

Steve Marchand

This has some cool lyric and melody content
Daybreak has a nice mix of simply produced songs, some of it nostalgic(Buttermilk Moon), some western(Old Timers Lament)some blues(No More). The cd is nicely recorded and packaged. Some of these melodies stick with you and plesantly. I'll listen to it again.

Jim Grasty

A great voice and clean acoustic work evoke days gone by
Waiting for Daybreak is one CD that I have listened to again and again. There is a Louis L'Amour story telling quality combined with excellent finger work that intrigues me every time. I like to listen to the song Daybreak LOUD! There's a sense of an Old Soul here, singing and playing music that connects me to that lost time in history I wish I'd experienced... Definitely worth a listen.