I don't know much about him, but David "Goody" Goodrich plays a pretty mean funk mandolin on the Peter Mulvey song If love is not enough. Goodrich plays an acoustic mandolin on the studio version of the song on Mulvey's "Rapture" CD, and they team up for an electric version -- with Goodrich playing a mandocaster -- on the live CD "Main Stage Live: The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Album". Both versions of the song are great, and Amazon has samples of both CDs if you want to give them a listen.
(Note: this is not funk music, but the mando is played in a funk-style, which works really well with Mulvey's music.)
Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?