Vinny Ray
Presenting Vinny Ray, the Artist Formerly Known as Fusiontunes. Goodness knows what his real name is. Based in Florida, this performer/composer/recording artist spent several years as a professional country and bluegrass fiddler, but now plays electric fusion. His mandolin is a custom-built 5-string electric by Roger Bacorn. Vinny writes: "This mandolin is the greatest thing I have ever seen ... I can make it sound just like a jazz guitar or a screaming heavy metal Les Paul. There is never any hum or hiss out of the thing." And no kidding, he really used to call himself Fusiontunes. You can find out more at his Web site, or reach him by e-mail.