You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Happy Mother’s Day to this crazy, funny, loving, generous, mother-in-law of mine. This is a picture of her in her natural habitat - making food that makes people happy. She keeps our family’s and our camps’ spirits up in a million ways, and if everything else fails, she’ll tell one of her famous stories and do one of her famous impressions and the whole room will be on the floor in stitches. Thank you, Miss Lela, you bring us all so much joy. #mothersday #misslela #tacosaturday  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxXxagXFN3d/?igshid=6oc0m6zbh3bw">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxXxagXFN3d/?igshid=6oc0m6zbh3bw</a></p>

Happy Mother’s Day to this crazy, funny, loving, generous, mother-in-law of mine. This is a picture of her in her natural habitat - making food that makes people happy. She keeps our family’s and our camps’ spirits up in a million ways, and if everything else fails, she’ll tell one of her famous stories and do one of her famous impressions and the whole room will be on the floor in stitches. Thank you, Miss Lela, you bring us all so much joy. #mothersday #misslela #tacosaturday (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxXxagXFN3d/?igshid=6oc0m6zbh3bw

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Scenes from Friday night… #fiddlestarcamp #nashvillenights #nashvillepalace #scoreboard #outdancing #dancingoutlaw #foreverandeveramen #pauloverstreet  (at Scoreboard Bar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxViPh5FY59/?igshid=1bbjhus0ooys7">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxViPh5FY59/?igshid=1bbjhus0ooys7</a></p>

Scenes from Friday night… #fiddlestarcamp #nashvillenights #nashvillepalace #scoreboard #outdancing #dancingoutlaw #foreverandeveramen #pauloverstreet (at Scoreboard Bar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxViPh5FY59/?igshid=1bbjhus0ooys7

Posted 1 week ago
<p>More scenes from Friday… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #leohickman #groupingtheverticalpicturesbecauseinstagram #fiddlestar #theviolinshop #misslelameangirledtheshirts   (at The Violin Shop)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVIDZSljA0/?igshid=1kf3cm74jge16">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVIDZSljA0/?igshid=1kf3cm74jge16</a></p>

More scenes from Friday… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #leohickman #groupingtheverticalpicturesbecauseinstagram #fiddlestar #theviolinshop #misslelameangirledtheshirts (at The Violin Shop)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVIDZSljA0/?igshid=1kf3cm74jge16

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Scenes from Friday… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #sololikeyoumeanit (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxT3CdaltBX/?igshid=1x7u7wna45gtm">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxT3CdaltBX/?igshid=1x7u7wna45gtm</a></p>

Scenes from Friday… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #sololikeyoumeanit (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxT3CdaltBX/?igshid=1x7u7wna45gtm

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Scenes from Thursday night… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddlestar #clinchmountainbackstep #leohickman  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPtEFF4UV/?igshid=xwa66g32tv4v">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPtEFF4UV/?igshid=xwa66g32tv4v</a></p>

Scenes from Thursday night… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddlestar #clinchmountainbackstep #leohickman (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPtEFF4UV/?igshid=xwa66g32tv4v

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #fiddlestar  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPRecF3ua/?igshid=1317dj0k4kazc">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPRecF3ua/?igshid=1317dj0k4kazc</a></p>

And so it begins… #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #fiddlestar (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxRPRecF3ua/?igshid=1317dj0k4kazc

Posted 2 weeks ago

Oh, you thought I forgot. BUT I DIDN’T! I was just getting back from the Weiser Camp so Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith Tuesday had to be a day late this week. But to make up for it, I’m giving you the amazing Evening Shade which is phrased all weird and has one of those good 3rd position double stops slides you love. You are welcome. As always, the full video will be on my Facebook page and YouTube channel. #fiddlinarthursmith #fiddlestar #fiddle #eveningshade (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxORV4YlrRq/?igshid=1a8wykmyn9k7v

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>I spent last weekend teaching at the brand new Weiser Music Camp and it was one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve ever had. Kudos to Joe Gobel and the whole volunteer team for making the whole thing super fun and for generally letting us instructors do what we do. Everyone was so enthusiastic and brave and I’m not sure things could have gone any more smoothly. I can’t wait to come back! #bluegrass #musiccamp #awholenewweiser  (at Slocum Hall)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxKo7_qFLmJ/?igshid=pa43ndegqe24">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxKo7_qFLmJ/?igshid=pa43ndegqe24</a></p>

I spent last weekend teaching at the brand new Weiser Music Camp and it was one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve ever had. Kudos to Joe Gobel and the whole volunteer team for making the whole thing super fun and for generally letting us instructors do what we do. Everyone was so enthusiastic and brave and I’m not sure things could have gone any more smoothly. I can’t wait to come back! #bluegrass #musiccamp #awholenewweiser (at Slocum Hall)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxKo7_qFLmJ/?igshid=pa43ndegqe24

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Oh hello! First time in the Seattle @fluevog store and it was a delightful time all around. Roland, one of my new fave Fluevogologists, helped me pick out my first pair of Prepares and we talked about Nashville and Chicago and how much he loves Kenny Chesney and how I’ve been to the Amsterdam store and he hasn’t. Being a Vog fan is all about the shoes but it’s also all about the people who wear and sell the shoes. I missed you @clawhammerist but next time we’re in Seattle, let’s go visit Roland together. #fluevogseattle #vog_advisor  (at John Fluevog Shoes LTD)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIfhItlq9E/?igshid=1uegbopwu1oeg">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIfhItlq9E/?igshid=1uegbopwu1oeg</a></p>

Oh hello! First time in the Seattle @fluevog store and it was a delightful time all around. Roland, one of my new fave Fluevogologists, helped me pick out my first pair of Prepares and we talked about Nashville and Chicago and how much he loves Kenny Chesney and how I’ve been to the Amsterdam store and he hasn’t. Being a Vog fan is all about the shoes but it’s also all about the people who wear and sell the shoes. I missed you @clawhammerist but next time we’re in Seattle, let’s go visit Roland together. #fluevogseattle #vog_advisor (at John Fluevog Shoes LTD)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIfhItlq9E/?igshid=1uegbopwu1oeg

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>My parking shuttle driver asked me where I was flying into today and I said Seattle and he said oh yeah? Mariners are playing the Cubbies this afternoon. You should go. And I was like, you’re right I should! So on my layover in Denver I grabbed a ticket on Stubhub and as soon as I landed I grabbed my rental car and hightailed it to T-Mobile Park and I made it for the last few innings. Crossed another beautiful park off my list and got to replace all the bad memories of living here in ‘98 and being too broke to see a single baseball game. #mariners #baseball #baseballstadium #fiddlestar  (at T-Mobile Park)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw8XHmEF1lx/?igshid=hj0bek9u4uf2">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw8XHmEF1lx/?igshid=hj0bek9u4uf2</a></p>

My parking shuttle driver asked me where I was flying into today and I said Seattle and he said oh yeah? Mariners are playing the Cubbies this afternoon. You should go. And I was like, you’re right I should! So on my layover in Denver I grabbed a ticket on Stubhub and as soon as I landed I grabbed my rental car and hightailed it to T-Mobile Park and I made it for the last few innings. Crossed another beautiful park off my list and got to replace all the bad memories of living here in ‘98 and being too broke to see a single baseball game. #mariners #baseball #baseballstadium #fiddlestar (at T-Mobile Park)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw8XHmEF1lx/?igshid=hj0bek9u4uf2

Posted 3 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...