You Can be a FiddleStar

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

I’m still sick so here’s a video of #sirwinstoncup doing what he does best. This represents everything I am and everything I feel right now. Sound up. Definitely, sound up. #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #sickday (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 32 weeks ago
<p>Here’s a yorkiepommaltepoo for your Saturday. It’s also possibly a Swiffer with feet. My brother and sister-in-law know how to pick ‘em. #artemis #dogsimeetontour #yorkiepom #maltepoo #girldogswithboynames  (at Long Beach, California)</p>

Here’s a yorkiepommaltepoo for your Saturday. It’s also possibly a Swiffer with feet. My brother and sister-in-law know how to pick ‘em. #artemis #dogsimeetontour #yorkiepom #maltepoo #girldogswithboynames (at Long Beach, California)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>Video poker dream team. I mean, in the sense that for whatever reason, we can only spot the good hands when the other ones are playing. I will never play casino games on a boat in the Pacific Ocean without them. #bluegrasscruise #jacksorbetter #deuceswild #nashvilleacousticcamps #friendswholosetogetherstaytogether  (at Carnival Imagination)</p>

Video poker dream team. I mean, in the sense that for whatever reason, we can only spot the good hands when the other ones are playing. I will never play casino games on a boat in the Pacific Ocean without them. #bluegrasscruise #jacksorbetter #deuceswild #nashvilleacousticcamps #friendswholosetogetherstaytogether (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 33 weeks ago

Ha ha! You thought it was over but NO! I had one more #dancingmur up my sleeve and this time it’s salsa! I’m not gonna lie, she does have a bit of a rigid arm situation here but she got the hang of it shortly. Also, yes that’s me. #bluegrasscruise #salsa #motherdaughterroadtrip #looksmorelikefoxtrot (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>Hey everybody! Meet Lucy and her awesome brand new fiddle, on loan from the California Bluegrass Association lending library. She’s a very talented young lady and she’s just moving into a full size fiddle and as her parents look into buying her one, this is a perfect way for her to get used to playing on a big girl fiddle in time for festival season. It was donated to the library by a student of mine and it’s a great instrument. And since Lucy is also a student of mine, it feels extra special to be a part of making sure young people get the best possible start in playing traditional music. Do you have any instruments lying around that you might want to donate? I bet you do. #bluegrasscruise #bluegrass #fiddle #fiddlestar #cba  (at Carnival Imagination)</p>

Hey everybody! Meet Lucy and her awesome brand new fiddle, on loan from the California Bluegrass Association lending library. She’s a very talented young lady and she’s just moving into a full size fiddle and as her parents look into buying her one, this is a perfect way for her to get used to playing on a big girl fiddle in time for festival season. It was donated to the library by a student of mine and it’s a great instrument. And since Lucy is also a student of mine, it feels extra special to be a part of making sure young people get the best possible start in playing traditional music. Do you have any instruments lying around that you might want to donate? I bet you do. #bluegrasscruise #bluegrass #fiddle #fiddlestar #cba (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>You might think some of the cruise excursion activities are cheesy, and sure, you’d occasionally be right. But in our experience, you should always take the interactive tours and whatnot. Those people get into that business because it’s their calling. They’re always funny, they’re always informative, and you’re always glad you participated. I mean really, if you somehow find yourself on a giant boat docked in Mexico, get out there and learn how to make sopes from scratch. #motherdaughterroadtrip #bluegrasscruise #molcajete #arribaabajoadentroalfrento (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)</p>

You might think some of the cruise excursion activities are cheesy, and sure, you’d occasionally be right. But in our experience, you should always take the interactive tours and whatnot. Those people get into that business because it’s their calling. They’re always funny, they’re always informative, and you’re always glad you participated. I mean really, if you somehow find yourself on a giant boat docked in Mexico, get out there and learn how to make sopes from scratch. #motherdaughterroadtrip #bluegrasscruise #molcajete #arribaabajoadentroalfrento (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>These ladies inspire me every day. Pardon my language but they get shit done and they do it all with a sense of humor that is only outmatched by their sense of purpose. I’m proud to be sailing the high seas with these broads. #bluegrasscruise #gamerbabes #stillhangingoutwithmy7thgradeenglishteacher  (at Carnival Imagination)</p>

These ladies inspire me every day. Pardon my language but they get shit done and they do it all with a sense of humor that is only outmatched by their sense of purpose. I’m proud to be sailing the high seas with these broads. #bluegrasscruise #gamerbabes #stillhangingoutwithmy7thgradeenglishteacher (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 33 weeks ago

Nothing says Mexico like #dancingmur but this time with bonus #dancingaunthottie because you guys deserve nothing but the best and most I can give you. And I’m not sure if you deserve more, but you’re getting it all to the Grease soundtrack. #bluegrasscruise #ensenada #youretheonethatiwant #oo #oo #oo (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>This jam restored my faith in humanity. #bluegrasscruise #gregblake #munford #highbaritone #hallwayjams  (at Newport Beach, California)</p>

This jam restored my faith in humanity. #bluegrasscruise #gregblake #munford #highbaritone #hallwayjams (at Newport Beach, California)

Posted 34 weeks ago
<p>We went on a smaller boat where you sit down below and look at the fishes and other sea creatures. We are embracing the cruise experience. #excursions #bluegrasscruise #motherdaughterroadtrip #notironic  (at Avalon, California)</p>

We went on a smaller boat where you sit down below and look at the fishes and other sea creatures. We are embracing the cruise experience. #excursions #bluegrasscruise #motherdaughterroadtrip #notironic (at Avalon, California)

Posted 34 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...