I was pleasantly surprised by a group called String Fusion tonight. My wife took me to what I thought was some kind of community jazz band with a violinist. It turned out to be these guys. About half jazz and half rock covers with electric violin, electric guitar, bass (alternating between electric and double), drums, piano/keyboards, and sax/clarinet/flute. The end of the first set was Jessica, some Average White Band, a rocked up version of the presto from summer of the four seasons, and the devil went down to georgia. I was fairly blown away.
Here's a clip of them at a community event in youtube covering in memory of elizabeth reed:
elizabeth reed - electric violin