I’m selling an Eastman 815v varnish F5 w/ Eastman case (sort of a loar style case w/ zippers–one broken–and outside attached cover). Mandolin is in great shape. Has a great old sounding tone for an instrument in this price range. I received this a while back in a banjo trade and haven’t gigged with it. No breaks, no issues, ready to play! $1000obo plus shipping.
I discovered yesterday that Amazon made a mistake in one of my tracks from the Mandopoly album. Only 39 seconds of the tune El Gallo Supremo was available for download in the Amazon Store (all was fine at iTunes). I’ve contacted Tunecore (my distributor) who has corrected the issue at Amazon. I’d recommend that if you have the shorter incorrect version of El Gallo Supremo, please redownload from your Amazon Cloud.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Jim Richter’s In-Tuition: Blues is now in the top 100 lists for both Blues and Folk MP3 albums at Amazon. It is currently #61 among Blues albums and #91 among Folk albums. Thanks so much for pushing this album into these top 100 lists. It makes my dream of doctoral studies much more of a reality.
You can buy this and it’s sister Mandopoly at iTunes and Amazon.
Now available on iTunes: Ringtone for El Gallo Supremo! Available only for iPhone through iTunes. El Gallo Supremo is the Dawg/Gypsy Jazz cut from Jim Richter’s In-Tuition: Mandopoly. Give your phone a high degree of hipness and mando-goodness.
To download the ringtone (for $1.29), you must access the iTunes store through your iPhone.
Thanks to everyone who has kept Mandopoly in the top 100 downloaded MP3 albums on Amazon! 7 days in the top 100! This album, and it’s sister “In-Tuition: Blues,” are currently my lifeline to doctoral funding. Thanks again for being willing to listen to very intimate part of who I am while concurrently realizing this old married father’s dream of pursuing a PhD.
Amazon indicates that Jim Richter’s album In-Tuition: Mandopoly has spent almost a week (6 days) in the top 100 Blues MP3 Albums.
A collection of mostly original mandolin pieces, Mandopoly genre-jumps between Dawg, old-time, bluegrass, rock, Latin, and (naturally) blues.
Help push Mandopoly into the top 50! Let’s show them mandolins can crash the blues party!
You can buy here:
As a reminder, all proceeds of album sales go to funding doctoral work in counseling psychology, focusing specifically on psychotherapeutic interventions for the creative community.
The bluesier of the two In-Tuition albums, Blues, is also available for download and is a top-class blues album comprised of 1/2 original tunes and an even split between my mandolin and electric-guitar playing. It’s available for purchase here:
In-Tuition: Blues & In-Tuition: Mandopoly are now available at iTunes and Amazon. More information on the In-Tuition Albums’ page.
Please watch this infomercial/video explanation of the project:
Within the next two weeks (most likely sooner than later), I will be concurrently releasing two solo ablums. This album series, entitled “In-Tuition,” attempts to chronicle the various instruments, musical genres, and musicians I’ve explored my last 25 years as a musician.
Additionally, In-Tuition was chosen as the title for two reasons: 1 ) to encapture the intuitive approach I take to music and 2) more importantly, to raise money for doctoral work in Counseling Psychology. I have been accepted to the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at Indiana University-Bloomington (6th best counseling psych program in the country). My research focus (unsurprisingly) is exploration of the psychotherapeutic modalities and interventions most pertinent and beneficial to the creative community. Tied in with this is also creative resistance and ambivalence (the old “writer’s block” or self-disparaging “I suck” comments). I have been unsuccessful in finding doctoral funding and hope that the timely release of these albums pay for a year of doctoral work. You, my dear friends and readers, can help put me through school with the purchase of my album(s).
In-Tuition: Mandopoly is mandolin-centric, primarily showcasing my songwriting and unique mandolin style. This album has 20 tunes with guest spots from Will Kimble, Tom Harold, Phil Richter, and my 12 year old son Gus. I play octave mandolin, mandolin (of course), guitar, cello, and uke. Tunes are mostly originals with covers of Lennon, Dylan, and Ian Anderson.
In-Tuition: Blues is obviously blues-centric with shades of blues-based rock. Guesting on this album are Grammy-winner Mike Compton, Tom Harold, Deke Hager, Gordon Bonham, Bruce Lockwood, JJ Perry, American singer-songwriter Will Scott, Pembroke Moreland, Scott Kellogg, Joe Donnelly, and Bennett Williams. I play electric guitar and mandolin on this album. The album’s 19 tunes are split between originals, originals from Gordon Bonham, Pembroke Moreland, and Deke Hager, and covers of Janis Joplin, Hendrix, Amos Milburn, Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, Leroy Carr.
The albums will be digital download only through iTunes and Amazon. Cost of each album is $9.99 w/ a 4 page booklet downloadable from iTunes with each album. Yes, you heard this correct, for the low, low price of $20 you will get 39 of the best Jim Richter tunes available anywhere!
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT TALKING TO ME FIRST! We are currently full, but I can put your name on a waiting list. Please do do not send me tuition or registration info as registration is currently closed.