You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<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 19 weeks ago

Admit it. When you saw that we were headed out on another #motherdaughterroadtrip you thought to yourself, oh man, I really hope there’s gonna be a #dancingmur video in my future! Today’s your lucky day. #gogiants #denver #coorsfield #rockiesvsgiants #bustamove (at Coors Field)

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>We eat a lot of places. #motherdaughterroadtrip is usually about a few very important things - food, baseball, walking, and abstract expressionist art. But mostly food. And last night we had one of our favorite ever restaurant experiences at @mercantiledenver inside the restored @denverunionstation. Connor and Dillon at the bar (we like to eat at the bar, better view, better conversation) were the perfect servers - informative, charming, and attentive but not annoying. The food was elevated but not fussy and the flavors were nothing short of perfect. They had Cutty Sark Prohibition scotch on the menu so you know Mur was happy and the lady sitting next to us turned out to be smart and funny and a great conversationalist. (Not to mention a Mercantile regular, and we can understand why.) Memorable dining is what we live for and last night’s memory is now at the top of our list. #denver #mercantiledenver #wehavearestaurantproblem  (at Mercantile dining & provision)</p>

We eat a lot of places. #motherdaughterroadtrip is usually about a few very important things - food, baseball, walking, and abstract expressionist art. But mostly food. And last night we had one of our favorite ever restaurant experiences at @mercantiledenver inside the restored @denverunionstation. Connor and Dillon at the bar (we like to eat at the bar, better view, better conversation) were the perfect servers - informative, charming, and attentive but not annoying. The food was elevated but not fussy and the flavors were nothing short of perfect. They had Cutty Sark Prohibition scotch on the menu so you know Mur was happy and the lady sitting next to us turned out to be smart and funny and a great conversationalist. (Not to mention a Mercantile regular, and we can understand why.) Memorable dining is what we live for and last night’s memory is now at the top of our list. #denver #mercantiledenver #wehavearestaurantproblem (at Mercantile dining & provision)

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>And then she kicked my ass at cornhole. New rule, best museums are the museums with cornhole. MOMA, take note. #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #cornhole #ididnotletherwin #shesactuallyreallygood  (at History Colorado)</p>

And then she kicked my ass at cornhole. New rule, best museums are the museums with cornhole. MOMA, take note. #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #cornhole #ididnotletherwin #shesactuallyreallygood (at History Colorado)

Posted 19 weeks ago

We decided to leave the hotel early to walk the long way to dinner. Stumbled on to a Rick Springfield concert a few blocks away so pretty much, this trip is charmed already. (As a friend asked me, “How often does this happen to you?” And the answer is never.) #motherdaughterroadtrip #rickspringfield #jessiesgirl #denver #tasteofcolorado (at A Taste of Colorado)

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>At the moment I snapped this photo, a teenage kid yelled, “save a bull, ride a cowboy!” And I guess my mom hadn’t heard that one before. #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #streetart #denverbluebull  (at Denver-16th Street Mall)</p>

At the moment I snapped this photo, a teenage kid yelled, “save a bull, ride a cowboy!” And I guess my mom hadn’t heard that one before. #motherdaughterroadtrip #denver #streetart #denverbluebull (at Denver-16th Street Mall)

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>Registration for Nashville Fiddle Banjo Camp opened 30 minutes ago and half the spots are already gone. @clawhammerist and @tylerandal and @fiddlestar and @adamspickoftheday are going to help you master the art of old-time fiddle and banjo magic. Come with your favorite fiddle/banjo duo partner or come alone and we’ll find you a new friend! <a href="http://www.nashvillefiddlebanjocamp.com">www.nashvillefiddlebanjocamp.com</a> #fiddle #banjo #oldtime #friedchickensaturdays #nashvilleacousticcamps  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Registration for Nashville Fiddle Banjo Camp opened 30 minutes ago and half the spots are already gone. @clawhammerist and @tylerandal and @fiddlestar and @adamspickoftheday are going to help you master the art of old-time fiddle and banjo magic. Come with your favorite fiddle/banjo duo partner or come alone and we’ll find you a new friend! www.nashvillefiddlebanjocamp.com #fiddle #banjo #oldtime #friedchickensaturdays #nashvilleacousticcamps (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 20 weeks ago

This one is for my road musician friends. My boy’s got #buslegs #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #roaddog #bostonterriercult #squishyfacecrew (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 20 weeks ago
<p>The fiddlers are coming! The fiddlers are coming! #grandmasters #violinshophangs #fiddle #weheartroths #fiddlecontest #nashville  (at The Violin Shop)</p>

The fiddlers are coming! The fiddlers are coming! #grandmasters #violinshophangs #fiddle #weheartroths #fiddlecontest #nashville (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 20 weeks ago

@tylerandal and @rossholmesfiddle and I love us some Indigo Girls. We also love staying late at @theviolinshop and recording videos with the help of @brianosonfun without whom nothing is possible. Thanks to @thebluegrasssituation for making @indigogirlsmusic their artist of the month. More songs with the words love and peace in them, please. Full version on YouTube and FiddleStar Music facebook. #indigogirls #lovewillcometoyou #fiddle #mandolin #guitar #theghostofbrianchristianson (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 20 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...