You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>No matter what I do, this always seems to be my view at work… #swa #lax #airport #alistfornow (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))</p>

No matter what I do, this always seems to be my view at work… #swa #lax #airport #alistfornow (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>Sweet Chloe and Emma at their fiddle lesson #fiddle #lessons #teaching #fiddlestar #kidmusic (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

Sweet Chloe and Emma at their fiddle lesson #fiddle #lessons #teaching #fiddlestar #kidmusic (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 243 weeks ago
Posted 243 weeks ago

Lyrics didn't used to suck so bad. (See what I did there? I used subpar writing to illustrate my point.)

Thinking about three of the greatest jazz lyrics of, well, ever. The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Mel Torme’s version, natch), I Get Along Without You Very Well (I love Chet Baker’s but there are many), and I’ll Be Seeing You (I’ll happily go with Billie Holiday on this one). These lyrics are smart but never clever, economical but not incomplete, equally universal and personal. It’s a long way from Country Girl (Shake it for Me). Dallas Davidson won BMI songwriter of the year for the above mentioned. Oh, Hoagy Carmichael, why have you forsaken us?

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>Got the annual #andycole #liabilityform #carepackage in the mail yesterday. That can only mean one thing - #fiddlestaradultfiddlecamp is drawing nigh! #fiddle #fiddlecamp #bluegrass #oldtime (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

Got the annual #andycole #liabilityform #carepackage in the mail yesterday. That can only mean one thing - #fiddlestaradultfiddlecamp is drawing nigh! #fiddle #fiddlecamp #bluegrass #oldtime (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>#sirwinstoncup helps me with morning #yoga #downwarddog #bostonterrier  (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

#sirwinstoncup helps me with morning #yoga #downwarddog #bostonterrier (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>My class at #walkercreekmusiccamp what a handsome bunch! @strngbrnr74</p>

My class at #walkercreekmusiccamp what a handsome bunch! @strngbrnr74

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>#catchingsomerays guarding his bone from potential predators overhead #bostonterrier #sirwinstoncup (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

#catchingsomerays guarding his bone from potential predators overhead #bostonterrier #sirwinstoncup (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>#Teaching #walkercreekmusiccamp #fiddle #bluegrass</p>

#Teaching #walkercreekmusiccamp #fiddle #bluegrass

Posted 243 weeks ago
<p>Herb and flower day at the #greendoorgourmet not pictured, #missmissy #flowers #gardening #friends</p>

Herb and flower day at the #greendoorgourmet not pictured, #missmissy #flowers #gardening #friends

Posted 243 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...