This Morning At Nine

Jimmy GaudreauSound like a Country Gentlemen song?

Well this morning Katy Daley will be talking to ex-Country Gentlemen alumnus Jimmy Gaudreau, who this month is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the date that he first sang as a member of that storied bluegrass band.

Since then Gaudreau spent several years, in two stints, playing mandolin and singing with the Gentlemen, and later with JD Crowe and the New South. He also worked with The Tony Rice Unit (for 9 years), with his own bands Country Store, Spectrum (with Bela Fleck), Chesapeake, and Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau, and partnering with Bill Clifton and currently Moondi Klein.

Their telephone conversation can be heard on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country online.

WAMU transmits on 88.5FM and 105.5FM from Reston, Virginia.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.