You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Every one of these beautiful people helped us through an unexpectedly difficult weekend with their love and support and incredible music and quirky hilarity. But along with the unexpected pain came some unexpected joy and isn’t that life in a nutshell? I did not expect to be doing the hava nagila dance through the kitchen with an all banjo soundtrack but there you go. I also didn’t expect to be singing a beautiful song written by our precious Anne Duffus, along with the entire camp, in this morning’s recording session. Thank you for bringing yourselves and your generosity into our home, this weekend even more than usual. We love you all. #nashvilleclawhammercamp #sirwinstoncup #banjo #clawhammer #nashvilleacousticcamps  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Every one of these beautiful people helped us through an unexpectedly difficult weekend with their love and support and incredible music and quirky hilarity. But along with the unexpected pain came some unexpected joy and isn’t that life in a nutshell? I did not expect to be doing the hava nagila dance through the kitchen with an all banjo soundtrack but there you go. I also didn’t expect to be singing a beautiful song written by our precious Anne Duffus, along with the entire camp, in this morning’s recording session. Thank you for bringing yourselves and your generosity into our home, this weekend even more than usual. We love you all. #nashvilleclawhammercamp #sirwinstoncup #banjo #clawhammer #nashvilleacousticcamps (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 33 weeks ago

You all know how much #sirwinstoncup loved the camps. Mostly the fried chicken and stealing candy out of your suitcase but he also really loved the music. This weekend, having people like our dear friend @johndbalch making music in the house with a lot of other people who loved our boy seems just about perfect. We are so grateful to everyone for all your well wishes and kind words. Also, if you would like to do something to help memorialize Winston, we’d like to suggest giving a donation of food or treats or toys to @bonapartesretreat in his name. They do the best work with the all the good dogs. #nashvilleclawhammercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>Rest in peace #sirwinstoncup 2006-2018 💔</p>

Rest in peace #sirwinstoncup 2006-2018 💔

Posted 33 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvilleclawhammercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #clawhammer #banjo #oldtime  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

And so it begins… #nashvilleclawhammercamp #nashvilleacousticcamps #clawhammer #banjo #oldtime (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 33 weeks ago

I’m recording a new album today and I want to know what you want to hear! Leave some ideas in the comments and maybe your tune will appear on the record. The Devil Went Down to Georgia is not a viable suggestion. Carry on. (Link to the whole video is in my bio) #fiddle #fiddlestar #rawfiddle #fiddletunes @brandonbostic (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 34 weeks ago
<p>So good. A first dance moment at the #cleliaandericwedding this afternoon. So much love for these two and a rare opportunity to be in the same room with so many people I adore. Well done. #rainonyourweddingday  (at Cedars of Lebanon State Park)</p>

So good. A first dance moment at the #cleliaandericwedding this afternoon. So much love for these two and a rare opportunity to be in the same room with so many people I adore. Well done. #rainonyourweddingday (at Cedars of Lebanon State Park)

Posted 34 weeks ago
<p>Look! Here’s me teaching a group of awesome people a thing about the fiddle (you can only see one but trust me, there were like 8 of them) and this is just like what it will be like when you come take my #bluegrass #fiddle #workshops in #Chicago in a couple of weeks. Actually, you’ll be playing and I’ll be staring at you but other than that, it’ll be exactly the same as this picture. Are you scared of improvising and bluegrass in general? I can help you. @oldtownschool  (at Old Town School of Folk Music)</p>

Look! Here’s me teaching a group of awesome people a thing about the fiddle (you can only see one but trust me, there were like 8 of them) and this is just like what it will be like when you come take my #bluegrass #fiddle #workshops in #Chicago in a couple of weeks. Actually, you’ll be playing and I’ll be staring at you but other than that, it’ll be exactly the same as this picture. Are you scared of improvising and bluegrass in general? I can help you. @oldtownschool (at Old Town School of Folk Music)

Posted 35 weeks ago
<p>Spent the afternoon doing one of my favorite things - playing fiddle on good songs for people I like with people I like. @cjnightdrivers will have some new music out soon, is all I’m saying. Oh, and side note: you’ll observe that I added a @theviolinshop hat once it was time to put headphones on. No one wants 🎧 hair. #protip #bluegrass #waltzesforthewin  (at Spring Hill, Tennessee)</p>

Spent the afternoon doing one of my favorite things - playing fiddle on good songs for people I like with people I like. @cjnightdrivers will have some new music out soon, is all I’m saying. Oh, and side note: you’ll observe that I added a @theviolinshop hat once it was time to put headphones on. No one wants 🎧 hair. #protip #bluegrass #waltzesforthewin (at Spring Hill, Tennessee)

Posted 35 weeks ago
<p>Nashville Dobro Camp is the only one of its kind. Just 15 campers. In Nashville, TN. Ivan Rosenberg, Abbie Gardner, and Brandon Bostic. Some spots remain. June 22-24. Resophonic guitarists, we think you’re special. #dobro #resophonic #nashvilledobrocamp #nashville #dobrocamp #bluegrass #nashvilleacousticcamps  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Nashville Dobro Camp is the only one of its kind. Just 15 campers. In Nashville, TN. Ivan Rosenberg, Abbie Gardner, and Brandon Bostic. Some spots remain. June 22-24. Resophonic guitarists, we think you’re special. #dobro #resophonic #nashvilledobrocamp #nashville #dobrocamp #bluegrass #nashvilleacousticcamps (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 35 weeks ago
<p>Hello Chicago. And also suburbs of Chicago. Possibly also parts of Indiana and definitely people passing through Chicago. I’m coming there to teach a couple of bluegrass fiddle workshops at The @oldtownschool and I would be delighted if you’d join me. These workshops are great for all levels except brand new beginners and are designed to help you succeed in real world jam situations. Bring your fiddle and your unending sense of wonder. #fiddle #bluegrass #workshop #jamming #improv #youcanbeafiddlestar  (at Old Town School of Folk Music)</p>

Hello Chicago. And also suburbs of Chicago. Possibly also parts of Indiana and definitely people passing through Chicago. I’m coming there to teach a couple of bluegrass fiddle workshops at The @oldtownschool and I would be delighted if you’d join me. These workshops are great for all levels except brand new beginners and are designed to help you succeed in real world jam situations. Bring your fiddle and your unending sense of wonder. #fiddle #bluegrass #workshop #jamming #improv #youcanbeafiddlestar (at Old Town School of Folk Music)

Posted 36 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...