Jesse Lauter wears many hats, literarily and figuratively. He is a music producer, recording engineer & mixer, rock-doc director, music supervisor for film, concert producer, music writer, deejay, and guitar player. He is most recognized as the Executive Producer of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One, a tribute album to Bob Dylan’s overlooked 1980s catalog, featuring Built To Spill, Gene Ween, Slash, Glen Hansard, Reggie Watts, Lucius, Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Deer Tick, members of My Morning Jacket, Blitzen Trapper, and Widespread Panic.
Jesse directed and produced the Tedeschi Trucks Band's concert film and documentary, Live From The Fox Oakland, featuring Grammy-winning husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. He is currently directing a second film for the Tedeschi Trucks Band about their reunion of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, featuring the late Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Claudia Lennear, Dave Mason, and Warren Haynes.
He was the producer of "Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Celebration of Leonard Cohen," a tribute concert that took place in Brooklyn after the passing of Leonard Cohen. The lineup featured Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Delicate Steve, among others.
His record-production credits include artists such as Langhorne Slim, Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem, Ingrid Michaelson, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Pussy Riot, Lola Kirke (Mozart In The Jungle), Jessi Colter, Ian Axel (A Great Big World), Ivan & Alyosha, Jukebox The Ghost, James Blood Ulmer, Blind Pilot, Marco Benevento, Sam Cohen, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, among others.
He was the music supervisor for Roseanne for President!, a documentary about comedian Roseanne Barr's campaign for the US Presidency, which premiered at the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival, and featured music by Peter Tosh and The Stooges.
Aside from his production work, Jesse writes for Relix Magazine. From time to time you can catch him "spinning" his favorite brands of funk, country-rock, soul, reggae, and classic rock, at festivals like Bonnaroo & Outside Lands and venues like the Brooklyn Bowl. Jesse works out of several recording studios across the US and primarily mixes in his apartment in Upper Manhattan.