You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #suttonandgrier #nashville #flatpick #guitar  (at Station Inn)<br/>
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And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #suttonandgrier #nashville #flatpick #guitar (at Station Inn)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoiJ79HltLk/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1g4rj8qw3lb9q

Posted 29 weeks ago
<p>I stole this picture from @jkbanjo because it captures one of my favorite moments of #wob2018. Singing tenor with the great @gregblakemusic and listening to the phenomenal @jvbanjo5 and a few of the kickass girls from @midnightskyracer (not pictured)… These are the good times.  (at Raleigh Convention Center)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoVi9sRl4Ur/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rcjzrniayhen">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoVi9sRl4Ur/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rcjzrniayhen</a></p>

I stole this picture from @jkbanjo because it captures one of my favorite moments of #wob2018. Singing tenor with the great @gregblakemusic and listening to the phenomenal @jvbanjo5 and a few of the kickass girls from @midnightskyracer (not pictured)… These are the good times. (at Raleigh Convention Center)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoVi9sRl4Ur/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rcjzrniayhen

Posted 29 weeks ago
<p>Here we have the Special Consensus playing a song on stage at the IBMA Awards Show, just last night. I have a lot of love for this band, as most of you know. My husband even connected Greg with their now longtime and beloved bass player, Dan!) My mom is their booking agent and her work with them has given her such a passion for bluegrass music and the surrounding industry and I’d argue, is one of the reasons that people can’t believe she’s actually old enough to be retired and making this her encore career. She works so hard and loves these guys like her own family. Last night, Special C won IBMA’s Album of the Year, which is so richly deserved for Greg and the boys. It’s a great record and I’m so glad the voting membership is starting to see what many of us have known for so long. When Greg mentioned my mom’s name on stage, I cried. I’m so proud and happy for them all. #specialc #ibma #wob2018 #mur #riversandroads  (at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSLR_YFOd8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=s20rupavodsd">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSLR_YFOd8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=s20rupavodsd</a></p>

Here we have the Special Consensus playing a song on stage at the IBMA Awards Show, just last night. I have a lot of love for this band, as most of you know. My husband even connected Greg with their now longtime and beloved bass player, Dan!) My mom is their booking agent and her work with them has given her such a passion for bluegrass music and the surrounding industry and I’d argue, is one of the reasons that people can’t believe she’s actually old enough to be retired and making this her encore career. She works so hard and loves these guys like her own family. Last night, Special C won IBMA’s Album of the Year, which is so richly deserved for Greg and the boys. It’s a great record and I’m so glad the voting membership is starting to see what many of us have known for so long. When Greg mentioned my mom’s name on stage, I cried. I’m so proud and happy for them all. #specialc #ibma #wob2018 #mur #riversandroads (at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSLR_YFOd8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=s20rupavodsd

Posted 29 weeks ago
<p>We took this same picture in the same spot last year and I love these friends even more now than I did then. This year we actually stayed for the whole show and if you were there, you know that was a pretty spectacular feat. #long #ibma #wob2018  (at Raleigh Marriott City Center)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRazZeFT7Q/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ccr8unurhb8x">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRazZeFT7Q/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ccr8unurhb8x</a></p>

We took this same picture in the same spot last year and I love these friends even more now than I did then. This year we actually stayed for the whole show and if you were there, you know that was a pretty spectacular feat. #long #ibma #wob2018 (at Raleigh Marriott City Center)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRazZeFT7Q/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ccr8unurhb8x

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>Thank you to all of our campers and instructors who have made it possible for us to live our dream of building community and teaching people to play bluegrass and old time music. The fact that we just won an award for doing what we love is such icing on an already perfect cake. (Also the top picture is me with Bronwyn Keith Hynes and Ainsley Porchak because fiddle chicks cleaned up at the awards lunch today.) #ibma #momentumawards #cake  (at Raleigh Convention Center)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoNBIgnl7Bi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1crg4lo8ovq75">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoNBIgnl7Bi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1crg4lo8ovq75</a></p>

Thank you to all of our campers and instructors who have made it possible for us to live our dream of building community and teaching people to play bluegrass and old time music. The fact that we just won an award for doing what we love is such icing on an already perfect cake. (Also the top picture is me with Bronwyn Keith Hynes and Ainsley Porchak because fiddle chicks cleaned up at the awards lunch today.) #ibma #momentumawards #cake (at Raleigh Convention Center)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoNBIgnl7Bi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1crg4lo8ovq75

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>I am super excited to be giving a workshop at The Fiddle Suite during World of Bluegrass Week in Raleigh. @mrfiddler1 and @brianosonfun will be hosting this fabulous room at the Marriot (330) all week and there will be bows and fiddle and evaluations and jams and concerts and workshops. It’s fiddle heaven. My workshop is all about bluegrass fiddle jamming skills at it’s WEDNESDAY at 2PM. Come see me and let’s do some fiddling. #ibma #fiddle #wob2018 #theviolinshop #codabow #bluegrass  (at Raleigh Marriott City Center)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoHlFeCl7PE/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13amnawnbkoha">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoHlFeCl7PE/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13amnawnbkoha</a></p>

I am super excited to be giving a workshop at The Fiddle Suite during World of Bluegrass Week in Raleigh. @mrfiddler1 and @brianosonfun will be hosting this fabulous room at the Marriot (330) all week and there will be bows and fiddle and evaluations and jams and concerts and workshops. It’s fiddle heaven. My workshop is all about bluegrass fiddle jamming skills at it’s WEDNESDAY at 2PM. Come see me and let’s do some fiddling. #ibma #fiddle #wob2018 #theviolinshop #codabow #bluegrass (at Raleigh Marriott City Center)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoHlFeCl7PE/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13amnawnbkoha

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>Caught in the act. #nashvillemandolincamp #caseycampbellifyourereadingthisithinkoctavemandolinsaregreat 📷: Melissa Mitchell, Mandolin built by: Tim May, Mandolin owned by: Kristen Treger  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoFk1GmFOOd/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=11u7nujylud32">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoFk1GmFOOd/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=11u7nujylud32</a></p>

Caught in the act. #nashvillemandolincamp #caseycampbellifyourereadingthisithinkoctavemandolinsaregreat 📷: Melissa Mitchell, Mandolin built by: Tim May, Mandolin owned by: Kristen Treger (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoFk1GmFOOd/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=11u7nujylud32

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>Instructor jam plus Carol Salmon who was totally holding her own despite claiming she didn’t know the tune every single time it came around to her. At #nashvillemandolincamp we’re all about challenging your own sense of what you can do. But with love. #mandolin #takeachance #forkeddeer  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoChkcPFck7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1do4dryt1lr1u">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoChkcPFck7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1do4dryt1lr1u</a></p>

Instructor jam plus Carol Salmon who was totally holding her own despite claiming she didn’t know the tune every single time it came around to her. At #nashvillemandolincamp we’re all about challenging your own sense of what you can do. But with love. #mandolin #takeachance #forkeddeer (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoChkcPFck7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1do4dryt1lr1u

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>This is literally the most #nashvillemandolincamp picture ever. Leo Hickman the person is telling @adamspickoftheday a story about who-knows-what while Anne Duffus tries to catch Leo Hickman the cat to figure out if he needs to be spayed or neutered, if you know what I mean. I’m not sure Leo Hickman the person ever got to the end of his story and I don’t think Anne ever got any answers out of Leo Hickman the cat. #thefamilyyouchoose #mandolin #leohickman  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoBFPMFFCPO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g1hmcn9u4lz">https://www.instagram.com/p/BoBFPMFFCPO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g1hmcn9u4lz</a></p>

This is literally the most #nashvillemandolincamp picture ever. Leo Hickman the person is telling @adamspickoftheday a story about who-knows-what while Anne Duffus tries to catch Leo Hickman the cat to figure out if he needs to be spayed or neutered, if you know what I mean. I’m not sure Leo Hickman the person ever got to the end of his story and I don’t think Anne ever got any answers out of Leo Hickman the cat. #thefamilyyouchoose #mandolin #leohickman (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoBFPMFFCPO/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g1hmcn9u4lz

Posted 30 weeks ago
<p>The woman who donated the fiddle and the girl who is getting to use the fiddle got to meet last night. This is how we do music, people. If you have any instruments just hanging around the house, consider donating them to the California Bluegrass Association’s Lending Library. There is an email link at <a href="http://www.cbaweb.org">www.cbaweb.org</a> and it’s tax deductible AND a deserving kid will get to play tunes and that’s the best. #kidsonbluegrass #fiddle #mandolin #banjo #guitar #bass #nashvillemandolincamp #anneduffus #lucy  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn_ftFHF9uI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=efp5pd97to5">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn_ftFHF9uI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=efp5pd97to5</a></p>

The woman who donated the fiddle and the girl who is getting to use the fiddle got to meet last night. This is how we do music, people. If you have any instruments just hanging around the house, consider donating them to the California Bluegrass Association’s Lending Library. There is an email link at www.cbaweb.org and it’s tax deductible AND a deserving kid will get to play tunes and that’s the best. #kidsonbluegrass #fiddle #mandolin #banjo #guitar #bass #nashvillemandolincamp #anneduffus #lucy (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn_ftFHF9uI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=efp5pd97to5

Posted 31 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...