You Can be a FiddleStar

I post things about fiddling. And how we can all be better at it.

<p>I got to play some fabulous songs with my friend @cjnightdrivers tonight and I wasn’t even filling in for anyone. I got to be extra and that was delightful and also @jordanklepper was in the audience so as a fan of all people newsy and ironic that was very exciting for me. I’m feeling grateful for good nights and good friends in a good town. #nashvillenights #imawanderer  (at Station Inn)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOwAsyFjwl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ohu82j3oik6z">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOwAsyFjwl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ohu82j3oik6z</a></p>

I got to play some fabulous songs with my friend @cjnightdrivers tonight and I wasn’t even filling in for anyone. I got to be extra and that was delightful and also @jordanklepper was in the audience so as a fan of all people newsy and ironic that was very exciting for me. I’m feeling grateful for good nights and good friends in a good town. #nashvillenights #imawanderer (at Station Inn)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqOwAsyFjwl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ohu82j3oik6z

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Autumn, we hardly knew ye. #ohyestheyclosedschoolforthis #upontheridge #blizzard2018  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNg5cAlUad/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=a0qdq33crgbv">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNg5cAlUad/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=a0qdq33crgbv</a></p>

Autumn, we hardly knew ye. #ohyestheyclosedschoolforthis #upontheridge #blizzard2018 (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNg5cAlUad/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=a0qdq33crgbv

Posted 2 days ago
<p>Went to visit @theviolinshop yesterday. Everything’s fine. @brianosonfun probably got that barrette out of his hair after I left. #luthiersofig #makemeatinybridge #needsmoreproduct #whatsonyourbench #professionals  (at The Violin Shop)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqJC_H-F4LV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=10keo7x0n96zp">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqJC_H-F4LV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=10keo7x0n96zp</a></p>

Went to visit @theviolinshop yesterday. Everything’s fine. @brianosonfun probably got that barrette out of his hair after I left. #luthiersofig #makemeatinybridge #needsmoreproduct #whatsonyourbench #professionals (at The Violin Shop)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqJC_H-F4LV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=10keo7x0n96zp

Posted 4 days ago
<p>This is a beautiful poster. (Thanks Armistead!) And an incredible camp of which we are so proud. But underneath it all lies a tough message. READ ON. Registration for this camp opens December 1st at 9am central for the general public and November 25th at 9am central for previous campers. And this time, no save me a spots or of course I’m coming so keep me on the list or hey can you squeeze me in or I went ahead and registered three days early because I wanted to make sure I got a spot. At this point, we love each and every one of you like family so we can’t favor anyone over anyone else. It would be like saying we love one kid more than the other. (We’re both only children though so we don’t actually know how any of that works.) Be ready to register when it’s time. Go to <a href="http://www.nashvilleflatpickcamp.net">www.nashvilleflatpickcamp.net</a> and click on the registration page. Like always. I’ll email you a happy confirmation or the sad consolation. Then we’ll make a waiting list and hope for it all to work out perfectly, somehow. Thank you to all of you for the love. You don’t know how much you all mean to us. #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #thompsonguitars #cartervintageguitars  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDsKizlTlt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1of31i0k1a3qp">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDsKizlTlt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1of31i0k1a3qp</a></p>

This is a beautiful poster. (Thanks Armistead!) And an incredible camp of which we are so proud. But underneath it all lies a tough message. READ ON. Registration for this camp opens December 1st at 9am central for the general public and November 25th at 9am central for previous campers. And this time, no save me a spots or of course I’m coming so keep me on the list or hey can you squeeze me in or I went ahead and registered three days early because I wanted to make sure I got a spot. At this point, we love each and every one of you like family so we can’t favor anyone over anyone else. It would be like saying we love one kid more than the other. (We’re both only children though so we don’t actually know how any of that works.) Be ready to register when it’s time. Go to www.nashvilleflatpickcamp.net and click on the registration page. Like always. I’ll email you a happy confirmation or the sad consolation. Then we’ll make a waiting list and hope for it all to work out perfectly, somehow. Thank you to all of you for the love. You don’t know how much you all mean to us. #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #thompsonguitars #cartervintageguitars (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDsKizlTlt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1of31i0k1a3qp

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Things are moving quickly on the #springfieldremodel, my friends! There’s a door where there used to be a window, #bathroomofyournightmares has taken a major turn for the better, and floors are getting prepped. These guys are really gettin er done. I’m sure we’re not saying gettin er done anymore, but it seems right in this scenario. (at Springfield, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDF_WXl_e9/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dd9wdb7mqnm9">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDF_WXl_e9/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dd9wdb7mqnm9</a></p>

Things are moving quickly on the #springfieldremodel, my friends! There’s a door where there used to be a window, #bathroomofyournightmares has taken a major turn for the better, and floors are getting prepped. These guys are really gettin er done. I’m sure we’re not saying gettin er done anymore, but it seems right in this scenario. (at Springfield, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqDF_WXl_e9/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dd9wdb7mqnm9

Posted 6 days ago
<p>My old Chico friend @mimulus_glaucescens said it best here. Remember that post I made a few days ago with my darling J’anna getting her first fiddle lesson? The music store she was standing in front of has burned down in the #campfire and I have many close and dear ones currently evacuated. Hundreds are missing and it’s another terrible tragedy. Thank you Sean for creating this campaign. Please everyone, help if you are able. (at Paradise, California)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqAip5MFymO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d5yu40lvujk4">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqAip5MFymO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d5yu40lvujk4</a></p>

My old Chico friend @mimulus_glaucescens said it best here. Remember that post I made a few days ago with my darling J’anna getting her first fiddle lesson? The music store she was standing in front of has burned down in the #campfire and I have many close and dear ones currently evacuated. Hundreds are missing and it’s another terrible tragedy. Thank you Sean for creating this campaign. Please everyone, help if you are able. (at Paradise, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqAip5MFymO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1d5yu40lvujk4

Posted 1 week ago

#fbf to one of my favorite #dancingmur episodes ever because CROCODILE ROCK. I literally just forgot to post it from a couple of weeks ago and I’m sooooo sorry. I don’t deserve your forgiveness but I hope you’ll grant it. (at Bridgestone Arena)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp98YxwFzq0/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lm6f2pyjmm3i

Posted 1 week ago
<p>#tbt is my mom’s living room wall. There is an unbelievable amount of #fiddlechick past and future wrapped up in this photo collage. These are the first lessons. Who do you recognize? #fiddlestar #fiddle  (at Hayward, California)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp8sh2Ql1g_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jeko76rgdp6q">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp8sh2Ql1g_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jeko76rgdp6q</a></p>

#tbt is my mom’s living room wall. There is an unbelievable amount of #fiddlechick past and future wrapped up in this photo collage. These are the first lessons. Who do you recognize? #fiddlestar #fiddle (at Hayward, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp8sh2Ql1g_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jeko76rgdp6q

Posted 1 week ago
<p>#votewithus #throwshadethenvote 🇺🇸 (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2W0QbF3SV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1gqrju47hnghz">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2W0QbF3SV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1gqrju47hnghz</a></p>

#votewithus #throwshadethenvote 🇺🇸 (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2W0QbF3SV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1gqrju47hnghz

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I met some of my online students in real life! Merry Kalila and Abilena came to my house concert at Lucy’s house and we all got to hang out. I’ve been teaching them for months and this was the first time we got to have a real hug. Technology is great but sometimes you just need to have a real hug. I’m the luckiest fiddle teacher in the world. #fiddlestar #fiddleteacher #futureoffiddling  (at Alameda, California)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp033vRFfdr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xeukrq3qh0mt">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp033vRFfdr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xeukrq3qh0mt</a></p>

I met some of my online students in real life! Merry Kalila and Abilena came to my house concert at Lucy’s house and we all got to hang out. I’ve been teaching them for months and this was the first time we got to have a real hug. Technology is great but sometimes you just need to have a real hug. I’m the luckiest fiddle teacher in the world. #fiddlestar #fiddleteacher #futureoffiddling (at Alameda, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp033vRFfdr/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xeukrq3qh0mt

Posted 1 week ago

 1/25/13
I am excited to embark on a new chapter of my working life - I recently gave my notice to the Pam Tillis organization and will no longer be touring with her or Lorrie Morgan (on their awesome Grits and Glamour Tour). I must admit, I'm sad to be leaving. It's been an incredible four years and I have learned so much. Thanks to Pam, her amazing husband/manager Matt Spicher, and my bandmates, especially the lovely and talented Mary Sue Englund, with whom I spent more time over the last few years than I did with my husband. And I wouldn't trade a minute of it...