Jordan Richter

 
 

Jordan Richter is a producer and engineer with extensive major and indie record label and touring experience. He has been working with sound and music for over 25 years. His professional career began around 1991 when he moved from his hometown of Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL to play guitar in the power pop quartet The Stand. He later joined the punk/rockabilly band This Train. Also during that time he toured with various bands running sound.


Forsaking his day job, Jordan jumped full time into the music industry running front of house sound for Rich Mullins and the Ragamuffin Band's 1996 major national tour. Immediately after that he opened Roswell East Studios outside of Chicago with Mark Robertson (Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Ragamuffin Band, Derek Hoke) and began recording an album produced by Rich Mullins featuring members of D.C. Talk and Sixpence None The Richer. After Rich's untimely death in 1997, Jordan began engineering for Rich's producer and guitar player Rick Elias (That Thing You Do, Aaron Neville) and relocated to Nashville, TN.


During his time in Nashville, he worked with engineer Russ Long at The White House studio. He gradually became highly sought after as an independent engineer working with many top rock, pop and CCM producers at most of the major recording studios around town. He also toured as front of house engineer for Sixpence None The Richer (“Kiss Me”).  In 2001, he and Robertson reopened Roswell East studios in East Nashville. This midsized facility hosted many indie and major label artists including Will Hoge, Matthew Ryan, Sixpence, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, BR549, Robinella, and The Reverend Horton Heat.


In 2006 he moved to Portland, OR where he produced and engineered artists including Need To Breathe, Caves, The Gossip, The Epoxies, Band Of Horses.  During this time, he helped relaunch Cloud City Sound recording with engineer Justin Phelps.


Jordan now lived in Brooklyn, NY for the last several years, playing with Resistor (featuring Jacob Slichter of Semisonic), and recording and producing for artists such as Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Asher Sund, The Reverend Vince Anderson, and others.


The creative lure of Portland drew him back in 2015 where he is busy working with local and national talent once again.