You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<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 2 weeks 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 3 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 5 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 5 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 5 weeks ago
<p>Posted without comment. 😉#nashvillemandolincamp  (at Nashville, Tennessee)<br/>
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Posted without comment. 😉#nashvillemandolincamp (at Nashville, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bto7WAmlco6/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=i4dq5s9xz0q5

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Scenes from Friday morning at #nashvilleflatpickcamp which include the presentation (to our darling Carol Salmon) of the inaugural Sorry Not Sorry Award from @nateleellc. You know Rule Number Two - we don’t apologize for our music. #mandolin  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtofL75lO0J/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=p20hpijs3dl9">https://www.instagram.com/p/BtofL75lO0J/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=p20hpijs3dl9</a></p>

Scenes from Friday morning at #nashvilleflatpickcamp which include the presentation (to our darling Carol Salmon) of the inaugural Sorry Not Sorry Award from @nateleellc. You know Rule Number Two - we don’t apologize for our music. #mandolin (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtofL75lO0J/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=p20hpijs3dl9

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvillemandolincamp  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Btm9YzKF-we/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hcfqhx0olbnw">https://www.instagram.com/p/Btm9YzKF-we/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hcfqhx0olbnw</a></p>

And so it begins… #nashvillemandolincamp (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Btm9YzKF-we/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=hcfqhx0olbnw

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Friday night was @northcountrybluegrass night and what a night it was… I’ve had the great privilege to work with them a few times over the last year and they constantly exceed my expectations in every way. They have a new album (beautifully produced by @sharongilchristmusic) out now and there are a few more CD release concerts coming in the near future. Do yourselves a favor and follow them on IG or FB and go see one of these incredible shows. #northcountryblue #bluegrass #bookmorewomen #thesidedoor #newmusic  (at Sacramento, California)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgWgTFlHEc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1aim78vau02ug">https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgWgTFlHEc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1aim78vau02ug</a></p>

Friday night was @northcountrybluegrass night and what a night it was… I’ve had the great privilege to work with them a few times over the last year and they constantly exceed my expectations in every way. They have a new album (beautifully produced by @sharongilchristmusic) out now and there are a few more CD release concerts coming in the near future. Do yourselves a favor and follow them on IG or FB and go see one of these incredible shows. #northcountryblue #bluegrass #bookmorewomen #thesidedoor #newmusic (at Sacramento, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgWgTFlHEc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1aim78vau02ug

Posted 5 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...