You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>LOVED getting to visit with one of my previous students and forever friends (as well as getting to meet her fabulous friends!) while she’s in Nashville on spring break, celebrating her 21st birthday. This fiddle thing I’ve been doing for 40 years has really brought some incredible people into my life. I love me some Shannon Hunt. #fiddleteacher #theshannonhunt #fiddlechicks #gigem  (at The Gulch)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu74iZXFqLo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1oo09vfw9pscd">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu74iZXFqLo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1oo09vfw9pscd</a></p>

LOVED getting to visit with one of my previous students and forever friends (as well as getting to meet her fabulous friends!) while she’s in Nashville on spring break, celebrating her 21st birthday. This fiddle thing I’ve been doing for 40 years has really brought some incredible people into my life. I love me some Shannon Hunt. #fiddleteacher #theshannonhunt #fiddlechicks #gigem (at The Gulch)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu74iZXFqLo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1oo09vfw9pscd

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Can we take a moment to talk about what a fabulous #goatmom I would make? I met this precious boy yesterday when I went to see @sweetfarmjewelry (check out her amazing pieces - she rocks so much) and he is fluffy and sweet and someone needs to explain all of this to Adam. Kthx.  (at Smyrna, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BurKmRRFoGe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=tjtfktbx65ox">https://www.instagram.com/p/BurKmRRFoGe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=tjtfktbx65ox</a></p>

Can we take a moment to talk about what a fabulous #goatmom I would make? I met this precious boy yesterday when I went to see @sweetfarmjewelry (check out her amazing pieces - she rocks so much) and he is fluffy and sweet and someone needs to explain all of this to Adam. Kthx. (at Smyrna, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BurKmRRFoGe/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=tjtfktbx65ox

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I saw a lot of amazing things tonight at the opening of the @officialcmhof American Currents exhibit. But none better than @missyraines showing off her very own bass and stage outfit, right there in the middle of it all. As a part of the First Ladies of Bluegrass, Missy is now in the freaking Country Music Hall of Fame and if you think this isn’t the best reaction shot photo series of all time, you’re wrong. Congratulations to Missy and @molly_tuttle and @sierradawnhull and @alisononbanjo and @beckybullerband! #bluegrass #sistersdoingitforthemselves  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bup9UAxFj4r/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1up99zw8iyaqu">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bup9UAxFj4r/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1up99zw8iyaqu</a></p>

I saw a lot of amazing things tonight at the opening of the @officialcmhof American Currents exhibit. But none better than @missyraines showing off her very own bass and stage outfit, right there in the middle of it all. As a part of the First Ladies of Bluegrass, Missy is now in the freaking Country Music Hall of Fame and if you think this isn’t the best reaction shot photo series of all time, you’re wrong. Congratulations to Missy and @molly_tuttle and @sierradawnhull and @alisononbanjo and @beckybullerband! #bluegrass #sistersdoingitforthemselves (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bup9UAxFj4r/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1up99zw8iyaqu

Posted 1 week ago

#catland update! The gang’s all here. All is well. Keeping it status quo. #buster #gretsch #gretchen #leohickman (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BumGuNalL9-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1uh2xf4r3qock

Posted 1 week ago
<p>I am so excited! @tristanscroggins made an EP (and I’m playing the fiddle on it) and it focuses on this very cool sort of cross picking mandolin style that you’ll want to learn how to do, if you play the mandolin at all. Or maybe even if you don’t. I won’t judge. You can also get the transcriptions to help you truly embrace the awesomeness. Oh, and Adam played on it and so did @tylerandal and @brandonbostic engineered it so basically I love everything about this whole project. Go to Tristan’s latest post about it to learn more. #scroggsstyle #fancyboy #mandolin #fiddle #twinfiddle  (at Nashville, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bug9sgUlwcH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wx5qc3ty4dzf">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bug9sgUlwcH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wx5qc3ty4dzf</a></p>

I am so excited! @tristanscroggins made an EP (and I’m playing the fiddle on it) and it focuses on this very cool sort of cross picking mandolin style that you’ll want to learn how to do, if you play the mandolin at all. Or maybe even if you don’t. I won’t judge. You can also get the transcriptions to help you truly embrace the awesomeness. Oh, and Adam played on it and so did @tylerandal and @brandonbostic engineered it so basically I love everything about this whole project. Go to Tristan’s latest post about it to learn more. #scroggsstyle #fancyboy #mandolin #fiddle #twinfiddle (at Nashville, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bug9sgUlwcH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wx5qc3ty4dzf

Posted 1 week ago
<p>We had Cuban food for lunch. The guy didn’t even yell at us one time. #backtocuba #nashville #nophonesallowed  (at Back to Cuba Cafe)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZqj4qFWRQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=4etqkapi6u1m">https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZqj4qFWRQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=4etqkapi6u1m</a></p>

We had Cuban food for lunch. The guy didn’t even yell at us one time. #backtocuba #nashville #nophonesallowed (at Back to Cuba Cafe)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZqj4qFWRQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=4etqkapi6u1m

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>@marysueenglund and I finally decided to watch the Academy Awards at the @belcourttheatre and all we can ask is why the hell haven’t we been doing this every year??? #aredcarpetevening #belcourttheatre #teambohemianrhapsody  (at Belcourt Theatre)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuSgDEclfU7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=rrfgf2wwki0">https://www.instagram.com/p/BuSgDEclfU7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=rrfgf2wwki0</a></p>

@marysueenglund and I finally decided to watch the Academy Awards at the @belcourttheatre and all we can ask is why the hell haven’t we been doing this every year??? #aredcarpetevening #belcourttheatre #teambohemianrhapsody (at Belcourt Theatre)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuSgDEclfU7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=rrfgf2wwki0

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Scenes from Biscuits and Jam Brunch here at #nashvillemandolincamp this morning. Sharon Jean made buttermilk biscuits and Miss Lela and Mr. Randy made white gravy and tomato gravy and sausage and everyone was happy and all was well with the world. #biscuits #ernesttubb #mandolin  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BttgHcAlNDR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wqv3nlxbzmii">https://www.instagram.com/p/BttgHcAlNDR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wqv3nlxbzmii</a></p>

Scenes from Biscuits and Jam Brunch here at #nashvillemandolincamp this morning. Sharon Jean made buttermilk biscuits and Miss Lela and Mr. Randy made white gravy and tomato gravy and sausage and everyone was happy and all was well with the world. #biscuits #ernesttubb #mandolin (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BttgHcAlNDR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=wqv3nlxbzmii

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Scenes from the staff concert. These have been some of the loveliest. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #notsorry  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bttffi1l81E/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1dun8spa5sdv3">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bttffi1l81E/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1dun8spa5sdv3</a></p>

Scenes from the staff concert. These have been some of the loveliest. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #notsorry (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bttffi1l81E/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1dun8spa5sdv3

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>What about these three? #nashvillemandolincamp  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtqgR0MFGDx/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1a1eg21avxemd">https://www.instagram.com/p/BtqgR0MFGDx/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1a1eg21avxemd</a></p>

What about these three? #nashvillemandolincamp (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtqgR0MFGDx/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1a1eg21avxemd

Posted 4 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...