Jim Richter

As noted in Mandolin for Dummies, Jim Richter has increasingly been recognized over the last dozen years as one to watch for a more modern application of blues and blues-based rock to the mandolin.  With 30 years of stage and teaching experience on mandolin, guitar, and banjo, Jim has performed with, opened for, or recorded with Anson Funderburgh, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Andra Faye, Rich DelGrosso, Don Julin, Will Patton, and Mike Compton.  Equally as fresh as his mandolin style, Jim’s instruction draws deeply from his experience as a licensed therapist.  For 5 years Jim’s own mandolin camp focused on helping adult learners to overcome being “stuck” in one’s playing.  Jim also has a mandolin book entitled “Richter Mandolin” that studies blues and rock using this adult learner approach.  Jim regularly gigs with Gordon Bonham, Indiana blues-artist who formerly toured with Yank Rachel.