Jimmy Gaudreau
Gaudreau, a top-notch bluegrass mandolinist, has performed with the Country Gentlemen, the Tony Rice Unit, and Chesapeake. Most recently he's worked in a trio with Mike Auldridge and Richard Bennett. Jimmy has experimented with a 5-string solidbody instrument, but for several years now he's played and endorsed the Rigel acoustic/electric mandolin—he was the first important bluegrass artist to do so. He frequently does play "plugged in," utilizing the built-in electronics of the Rigel.