You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>The Clawhammer Scream. It’s coming. Nashville Clawhammer Camp registration opens October 1 at 9am. We’re ratcheting up the awesomeness by adding Rachel Eddy to the mix of the regulars you love. Because we love you. clawhammercamp dot com #nashvilleacousticcamps #banjo #oldtime #clawhammer #nashville #thescream #edvardmunchbanjo  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

The Clawhammer Scream. It’s coming. Nashville Clawhammer Camp registration opens October 1 at 9am. We’re ratcheting up the awesomeness by adding Rachel Eddy to the mix of the regulars you love. Because we love you. clawhammercamp dot com #nashvilleacousticcamps #banjo #oldtime #clawhammer #nashville #thescream #edvardmunchbanjo (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 23 hours ago
<p>Good morning. My mom is now a tropical storm, poised to turn into a hurricane. It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her. #maria  (at Denver Art Museum)</p>

Good morning. My mom is now a tropical storm, poised to turn into a hurricane. It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her. #maria (at Denver Art Museum)

Posted 2 days ago
<p>Oh, hi. This camp has just a few spots left. It’s bluegrass banjo camp and it’s going to be fantastic. It’s in December, just when you’re going to be desperate to get together with other banjo enthusiasts and spend the weekend talking about banjos and playing banjos and learning more banjo things. In Nashville. With some of the greatest banjo players in all the land. <a href="http://www.nashvillebanjocamp.com">www.nashvillebanjocamp.com</a> #nashvilleacousticcamps #banjo #bluegrass #nashvillebanjocamp #charliecushman #gregcahill #jenskoch #jeffscroggins  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Oh, hi. This camp has just a few spots left. It’s bluegrass banjo camp and it’s going to be fantastic. It’s in December, just when you’re going to be desperate to get together with other banjo enthusiasts and spend the weekend talking about banjos and playing banjos and learning more banjo things. In Nashville. With some of the greatest banjo players in all the land. www.nashvillebanjocamp.com #nashvilleacousticcamps #banjo #bluegrass #nashvillebanjocamp #charliecushman #gregcahill #jenskoch #jeffscroggins (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 5 days ago

#bts from the #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp staff concert. #vog_cairo by @fluevog and #hairlights by @cleliahart 💃🏻 😉 Backup guitar and mandolin by @tylerandal and @rossholmesfiddle respectively. I love playing waltzes, but a good breakdown every now and then is good for the spirit… #fiddle #fiddlecamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #sayoldmancanyouplaythefiddle (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I’m probably a little biased but I think my recording group at #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp was maybe the best of the groups. I mean, they slayed Angelina Baker - droning string backups and a slight ritard at the end so… pretty much they’re pro. #fiddle #nashvilleacousticcamps #fiddlecamp  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

I’m probably a little biased but I think my recording group at #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp was maybe the best of the groups. I mean, they slayed Angelina Baker - droning string backups and a slight ritard at the end so… pretty much they’re pro. #fiddle #nashvilleacousticcamps #fiddlecamp (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>After our staff concert at @theviolinshop we decided to drop in to the @stationinn1974 and see what was brewing and boy are we glad we did. The campers got to see the @radioramblers in fine form and grab a few tshirts and stickers to commemorate their experience. #nashville rarely disappoints. #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #fiddle #bluegrass  (at Station Inn)</p>

After our staff concert at @theviolinshop we decided to drop in to the @stationinn1974 and see what was brewing and boy are we glad we did. The campers got to see the @radioramblers in fine form and grab a few tshirts and stickers to commemorate their experience. #nashville rarely disappoints. #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #fiddle #bluegrass (at Station Inn)

Posted 1 week ago

Yesterday at 9am they were brand new beginners. Yesterday at 11am they did this. @combsmatt is a wizard of some sort. And camp is full of magic. #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #fiddlecamp #fiddle #littlebrownjug (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>And so it begins… #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddle #fiddlecamp #nashvilleacousticcamps  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

And so it begins… #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddle #fiddlecamp #nashvilleacousticcamps (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Yes, your @rockies beat our @sfgiants yesterdaybut it was a great game and we loved our first visit to #coorsfield Our usher was named after a Shakespeare character and there’s a free water bottle refill station. The “first-timers” button machine was broken but the guy at Guest Services gave us each random vintage baseball cards to make up for it - I got Frank White! Our row-mates were super nice and didn’t mock us too much when our pitcher walked in the winning run, which I thought was very restrained and classy. A great day of baseball and another fine baseball park. #sfgiants #coloradorockies #baseball #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #wewalkedinthewinningrun #blesstheirhearts #waittilnextyear  (at Coors Field)</p>

Yes, your @rockies beat our @sfgiants yesterdaybut it was a great game and we loved our first visit to #coorsfield Our usher was named after a Shakespeare character and there’s a free water bottle refill station. The “first-timers” button machine was broken but the guy at Guest Services gave us each random vintage baseball cards to make up for it - I got Frank White! Our row-mates were super nice and didn’t mock us too much when our pitcher walked in the winning run, which I thought was very restrained and classy. A great day of baseball and another fine baseball park. #sfgiants #coloradorockies #baseball #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #wewalkedinthewinningrun #blesstheirhearts #waittilnextyear (at Coors Field)

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Our last night in #denver on this #motherdaughterroadtrip could not have been any more perfect. We ate this whole branzino and we got to see one of the best people in the whole wide world (who, not for nothin’, came straight off of a plane to join us for dinner even though he’s been away from home for two months) and there was also every other amazing piece of fish you can imagine and kickass Steve the bartender (because if you’re following along, you know by now to always eat at the bar) and everything has just been right in Denver. That’s all. #sushiden #wholefish #bluegrasspride  (at Sushi Den)</p>

Our last night in #denver on this #motherdaughterroadtrip could not have been any more perfect. We ate this whole branzino and we got to see one of the best people in the whole wide world (who, not for nothin’, came straight off of a plane to join us for dinner even though he’s been away from home for two months) and there was also every other amazing piece of fish you can imagine and kickass Steve the bartender (because if you’re following along, you know by now to always eat at the bar) and everything has just been right in Denver. That’s all. #sushiden #wholefish #bluegrasspride (at Sushi Den)

Posted 2 weeks 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...