You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Going on a ride, mackin on some treats, it’s how I roll… #myrideordie #bostonterriers #bostonterriercult #sirwinstoncup  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Going on a ride, mackin on some treats, it’s how I roll… #myrideordie #bostonterriers #bostonterriercult #sirwinstoncup (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>The definition of #happiness is standing next to a good friend, directly between #hattiebs and #bobbiesdairydip and holding remnants of both. #nashville  (at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Charlotte)</p>

The definition of #happiness is standing next to a good friend, directly between #hattiebs and #bobbiesdairydip and holding remnants of both. #nashville (at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Charlotte)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>More great kids from the Musical Petting Zoo this morning - then on the way out I heard the dulcet tones of Aaron Till on fiddle in the Carolyn Martin Swing Band and had to stop and listen. It was pretty cool to recognize that any of those young kids could grow up to be the next great swing player, just like Aaron… Even little Elliott Mangano (kickin it cello style, upper left). Check that out @lukebulla and @cntsongs! #ilovemyjob #fiddle #swingmusic #roryhoffmanrules  (at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson)</p>

More great kids from the Musical Petting Zoo this morning - then on the way out I heard the dulcet tones of Aaron Till on fiddle in the Carolyn Martin Swing Band and had to stop and listen. It was pretty cool to recognize that any of those young kids could grow up to be the next great swing player, just like Aaron… Even little Elliott Mangano (kickin it cello style, upper left). Check that out @lukebulla and @cntsongs! #ilovemyjob #fiddle #swingmusic #roryhoffmanrules (at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>Musical Petting Zoo at the Hermitage Fall Fest #ilovemyjob #fiddle #getemyoung  (at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson)</p>

Musical Petting Zoo at the Hermitage Fall Fest #ilovemyjob #fiddle #getemyoung (at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>She picked the ones on the left. #bootshopping #nashville  (at Boot Barn)</p>

She picked the ones on the left. #bootshopping #nashville (at Boot Barn)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>Showing the Stockwells some Nashville hot chicken style #hattiebs #bluegrass #hotchicken (at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Charlotte)</p>

Showing the Stockwells some Nashville hot chicken style #hattiebs #bluegrass #hotchicken (at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Charlotte)

Posted 197 weeks ago
<p>Kickin it old school with Bryan “The Metronome” Jimmerson and Mur. #flipphone #keepinitreal #itmakesacall  (at Party Fowl Nashville)</p>

Kickin it old school with Bryan “The Metronome” Jimmerson and Mur. #flipphone #keepinitreal #itmakesacall (at Party Fowl Nashville)

Posted 198 weeks ago
<p>I ❤️ @oldskoolmusik and am so proud of her and all my students today! #fiddle #grandmasters #oldtime  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

I ❤️ @oldskoolmusik and am so proud of her and all my students today! #fiddle #grandmasters #oldtime (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 198 weeks ago
<p>Don’t ask yourself how many mandolins is too many. Ask @tylerandal #grandmasters #stalkingsterling  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

Don’t ask yourself how many mandolins is too many. Ask @tylerandal #grandmasters #stalkingsterling (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 198 weeks ago
<p>#proudteacher Go Ivy and Cara! So proud of how you both played. And you are gracious friends and competitors which makes me even more proud to know you. #fiddle #fiddlestar #fiddlecontest #fiddlechicks #grandmasters  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

#proudteacher Go Ivy and Cara! So proud of how you both played. And you are gracious friends and competitors which makes me even more proud to know you. #fiddle #fiddlestar #fiddlecontest #fiddlechicks #grandmasters (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 198 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...