Yes, I'm still obsessing over Blue October.
The violinist for Blue October is named Ryan Delahoussaye and I am in awe of him. During the concert I saw him holding a violin under his chin, playing the mandolin and keyboards at the same time and singing back-up. I could have watched him all night. I can't even begin to put into words how talented he is. I've done a little research and it turns out that he's classically trained and plays the violin, mandolin, viola, keyboards, tambourine, vocals and I even saw him play a xylophone during Blue Does. After having seen him work his magic live I'm much more aware of his amazing presence on every Blue October track.
I've tried to find a clip that shows the unbelievable talent of Ryan and I finally tracked one down. This is PRN from Argue with a Tree. It's not the best quality but it is the best one I could find. And yes, he does have horns (they are not there anymore- he has a full head of hair).... just ignore that little trait and be awed by his talent.