You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Here’s Easton. He’s an extremely rare Berkeley Havanese Muppet pupper and his pastimes include sleeping on your bass case and being fluffy. #dogsimeetontour #havanese #bluegrass  (at Berkeley, California)</p>

Here’s Easton. He’s an extremely rare Berkeley Havanese Muppet pupper and his pastimes include sleeping on your bass case and being fluffy. #dogsimeetontour #havanese #bluegrass (at Berkeley, California)

Posted 26 weeks ago
<p>We’ve already done a lot of work. And there’s so much more we get to do. These young women can truly pick and sing. Which is really good news because they absolutely can not tell a joke. #cheeriobutler #northcountryblue #iliedaboutthecolor #bluegrass  (at Berkeley, California)</p>

We’ve already done a lot of work. And there’s so much more we get to do. These young women can truly pick and sing. Which is really good news because they absolutely can not tell a joke. #cheeriobutler #northcountryblue #iliedaboutthecolor #bluegrass (at Berkeley, California)

Posted 26 weeks ago
<p>I’m in California. #pho #thatwalksignalsaysbarklikeadog #oak @northcountryblue #bluegrassisforgirls #poundcakeforever  (at Oakland International Airport)</p>

I’m in California. #pho #thatwalksignalsaysbarklikeadog #oak @northcountryblue #bluegrassisforgirls #poundcakeforever (at Oakland International Airport)

Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Happy #caturday from the #catland family. Top: Gretsch welcoming Buster for one of his every three days visits. They still get along beautifully and play a lot. Buster is terrified of Gretchen though, and looks over both shoulders constantly while he’s eating. If she comes anywhere near him he takes off back into the woods. Bottom: Gretchen and Leo Hickman are looking more and more alike every day. Little Leo will now hang out in the same area with me, sometimes just a few feet away. I haven’t been able to pet him yet, but I think we’re getting there. #leohickman #orangeandwhitecat #blackandwhitecat  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Happy #caturday from the #catland family. Top: Gretsch welcoming Buster for one of his every three days visits. They still get along beautifully and play a lot. Buster is terrified of Gretchen though, and looks over both shoulders constantly while he’s eating. If she comes anywhere near him he takes off back into the woods. Bottom: Gretchen and Leo Hickman are looking more and more alike every day. Little Leo will now hang out in the same area with me, sometimes just a few feet away. I haven’t been able to pet him yet, but I think we’re getting there. #leohickman #orangeandwhitecat #blackandwhitecat (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 28 weeks ago
<p>*watches one episode of vintage 90210 and goes looking for pics from junior year       #tbt #boygeorgedarealmvp #boloyolo #circa91 #spiralpermbutbrushedout (at Redding, California)</p>

*watches one episode of vintage 90210 and goes looking for pics from junior year #tbt #boygeorgedarealmvp #boloyolo #circa91 #spiralpermbutbrushedout (at Redding, California)

Posted 28 weeks ago

My addition to #waltzwednesday is one that I recorded on my waltz album back in 2003 (Lovely Weather We’re Having - available on fiddlestar dot com) and then basically never played again because, let’s face it, this thing is crazy hard. Randy Howard sure knew how to write ‘em. But I’m teaching it to @fiddle_magee right now and decided it was time to get over it and play the thing. Only three takes. Not bad. Also, this was written for Kathy Chiavola. Which is extra cool. I’ll put the full video up on YouTube. #fiddle #fiddletunes #fiddlestar #waltz #randyhoward #3and1doublestopsatallcosts (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 28 weeks ago
<p>The best thing about holidays is family. #colechowning #independenceday  (at Greenbrier, Tennessee)</p>

The best thing about holidays is family. #colechowning #independenceday (at Greenbrier, Tennessee)

Posted 28 weeks ago

Good times yesterday at the @officialcmhof with @ashbyfrank teaching the people all the magic of the harmonies of Little Big Town. See, that’s the thing. You might just head over to the Hall of Fame some Saturday morning thinking you’re gonna see the dresses The Judds wore on the CMA Awards and sure, you will, but you might also find yourself singing Boondocks with Ashby and me at 10:30am. And you’d be better for it. #itoowasraisedintheboondocks #justlikelittlebigtown (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 28 weeks ago
<p>In which @molly_tuttle demonstrates how difficult it is to raise her arms high enough to even shake hands in this adorable yet prison-like jumpsuit. Feat. @shelbass in the role of someone Molly might meet at an awards show. Make sure to listen to the @opry tomorrow night to support Molly in her debut! #whatshedidntbuy #oprydebut #jumpsuitlife @flipnashville Not pictured but equally supportive - @rachelbaiman  (at FLIP - Luxury Consignment)</p>

In which @molly_tuttle demonstrates how difficult it is to raise her arms high enough to even shake hands in this adorable yet prison-like jumpsuit. Feat. @shelbass in the role of someone Molly might meet at an awards show. Make sure to listen to the @opry tomorrow night to support Molly in her debut! #whatshedidntbuy #oprydebut #jumpsuitlife @flipnashville Not pictured but equally supportive - @rachelbaiman (at FLIP - Luxury Consignment)

Posted 29 weeks ago

You know you had your fingers crossed, hoping against hope. You’re welcome. It’s Dancing Mur - Pride Edition! #dancingmur #pride #loveislove #bluegrasspride #mursgoinhonkytonkin #everythingsturnedupsidedown #sheknowshowtoclog (at San Francisco Pride)

Posted 29 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...