Gaudreau, Jimmy


  • From Rhode Island.
  • Mandolinist who in 1969 replaced John Duffey in the Country Gentlemen.
  • Other bands: Eddie Adcock and the IInd Generation, J.D. Crowe and the New South, The Country Store (with Keith Whitley), Spectrum (with Bela Fleck), and the Tony Rice Unit.
  • First band: “Jimmy G. and the Jaguars” (Jimmy’s initials are J.A.G.)
  • 1995, founded new acoustic band Chesapeake.
  • 1995, produced an album on his own label called “The Young Mando Monsters” featuring top young mandolin players.
  • 1999, formed group with Mike Auldridge and Richard Bennett called ‘Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau.”
  • 2001, joined Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group.
  • 2006, joined John Starling and Carolina Star. Released solo project In Good Company (CMH Records).
  • 2007, formed a duo with Moondi Klein (former bandmate in the Seldom Scene and Chesapeake). Released first album 2:10 Train (Rebel Records).
  • 2008, released Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray album with Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray and Randy Waller as the “Country Gentlemen Reunion Band.”
  • 2008, he and Klein toured with Emmylou Harris.
  • 2010, released solo album Pieces & Bits (Goose Creek).
  • 2012, released Home from The Mills album with Moondi Klein (Rebel Records).
  • 2014, released If I Had a Boat album with Moondi Klein (Rebel Records).