Welcome to my webstore. Please look at the links to see which items can be purchased directly through the store’s shopping cart and those that require outside vendors (such as iTunes or Amazon). Currently the In-Tuition CD Sampler, Hootenanny!, the Tablature Subscription, and all 4 years of Richter Camp T-Shirts are available for purchase through this store. That shouldn’t should stop you from buying the other items, however!
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In Richter Mandolin: Blues, Thoughts, & Junk blues and rock mandolinist Jim Richter shares some of his insights and techniques that punctuate his style of blues and rock mandolin. Almost 30 pages of tablature cover concepts such as pentatonic scales, blues back up, double-stops, and arpeggios. This book would not be considered a method book; rather, it could be considered a tip book for rock and blues styling.
What’s New in Version 2?
This Second Edition has expanded the original book by over 20 pages that include new exercises, tabs, rewritten chapters, a linked glossary, sound samples of exercises, and video demonstrations. Tablature/sheet music are now full screen viewable by simply tapping on the score. This is a free update for original purchasers of the First Edition! A new preview for version 2.0 has been posted to demonstrate the updates. Notes: This edition is now over 300MB in size. Please download via a WiFi connection. Also, iBooks 2 and iPad 2 or newer advised for successful viewing.
iPad edition (strongly recommend as a complete experience w/ interactive media): Available on iTunes
Also available for immediate download as a PDF (without the associated media of the iPad edition)
Price is $5 (immediate digital download-14MB)
Tablature posted to this website is available through a $5 per year subscription. This $5 contribute helps pay for the bandwidth of this website, as it receives 50,000 visitors yearly. More information is available at the Tablature Registration Page.
In-Tuition Series: “Blues” & “Mandopoly”
In-Tuition Series: Sampler
The Forecasters: too damn cold
Released in 1998, “too damn cold” proved to be a well-received album for The Forecasters (JJ Perry, Will “The Weatherman” Scott, and Jim Richter), garnering good reviews in blues magazines such as Blues Access and Blues Revue. Built around Will Scott’s gnarly west-side Chicago influenced songwriting and guitar playing, the album remains a testament to those who love dirty urban backstreet blues.
Format: CD audio
Songs on the CD include:
- Cold Comfort
- I Believe to My Soul
- Sweet Mama
- Keep On Lovin’ You
- Juarez Blues
- What I Ain’t Got
- Country Girl
- Oh Ee Ohna
- Cold In Chicago
- The Weatherman
- Murdered My Baby
The Road Home: A Tribute to Butch Baldassari.
20 tracks contributed by those who loved Butch, including Tim O’Brien, John Carlini, Ricky Skaggs, Will Kimble and Jim Richter, Mike Compton, Roland White, Chris Jones, Ron Block, John Reischman, Scott Tichenor, David Grisman, and others.
Available for purchase through Sound Art Recordings (soundartrecordings.com)
Yank Rachell Tribute CD
Spearheaded by mandolinist Mike Butler, this tribute CD brought together many notable mandolinists and blues musicians to celebrate the music of Yank Rachell, as well as to raise needed funds for Yank’s family (especially his granddaughter and former bassist, Sheena, who is ill).
Included on the CD are myself and Gordon Bonham (doing the Sleepy John Estes tune “Brownsville Blues”), Tim O’Brien, David Grisman, John Sebastian, Bert Deivert, Rich Delgrosso, Mike Seeger, Peter Rowan, and others.
The CD can be purchased at yankrachell.com
NEW VIDEO! Hootenanny!! A Blues and Old-Time Country Pickin’ Party: Bonham & Richter
Originally released on DVD and now out-of-print, Hootenanny! is again available–this time as a digital download.
Filmed live at the Crazy Horse Pub in November, 2003, blues master Gordon Bonham and mandolinist Jim Richter explore the rich overlapping of Blues and Old-Time Country music and show how one is not too far removed from the other. 70 minute concert video plus DVD extras such as photos, bios and extra footage.
Sitting on Top of the World
Low Down And Blue
Looks Like Trouble
How Long Blues
Take Me Back Blues
Broke and Hungry
My Baby Left Me
Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
CC Rider Blues
Old Joe Clark
Label: Richter Digital Arts Production
Released: November, 2004
Price is $10 (immediate digital download-600MB)
All T-Shirts are high quality black Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirts with professional printing by CustomInk. All are crew “men’s” shirts (no V-necks). All Designs by Ron Bird at Designworks. Each shirt is $20 with shipping included in the continental USA.
2011 Richter Camp T-Shirt (1st Year)
2012 Richter Camp T-Shirt (2nd Year)
2013 Richter Mandolin Camp T-Shirt (3rd Year)
2014 Richter Mandolin Camp T-Shirt (4th Year)