You Can be a FiddleStar

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

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Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>#judging ##fiddle #guitar #aarontill #rolandwhite #mandolin #volstatebluegrass (at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC))</p>

#judging ##fiddle #guitar #aarontill #rolandwhite #mandolin #volstatebluegrass (at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC))

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>Nice to be home. #fiddle #bostonterrier #home #guitar  (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

Nice to be home. #fiddle #bostonterrier #home #guitar (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 244 weeks ago

Home again, home again

Back home in springy Nashville. Picked up our sweet, tired dog, started teaching already this morning. A little unpacking here and there. Most of the stuff I need to make salads stayed fresh enough for tonight anyway. I don’t think we lost power in the storm so there’s a victory. I was thinking about my time teaching in California last week. I was worried about having kids and adults in the same class and certainly it has its challenges. But everyone wants the same thing, don’t they? To be a little better than when they arrived, to make some friends, and to have beautiful associations with making music, rather than the sheer terror that often accompanies those pursuits. I always hope I can provide that for them - to appease their worried, eager faces. Let them know that what they want it available to them. Let them see a little behind the curtain of what they consider to be a magical place. Tell them it’s going to be ok, even if it’s not safe and they run the risk of total humiliation. Everyone is pulling for them, especially me.

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>#adam12 @strngbrnr74  (at USS Hornet Museum)</p>

#adam12 @strngbrnr74 (at USS Hornet Museum)

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>Your welcome. #grammar #apostrophepolice (at Round Table Pizza)</p>

Your welcome. #grammar #apostrophepolice (at Round Table Pizza)

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>#drawntogether Mur’s van found a friend #woody #wallyworld #vacation (at Barbara’s Fishtrap)</p>

#drawntogether Mur’s van found a friend #woody #wallyworld #vacation (at Barbara’s Fishtrap)

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>#fishnchips #bestever #clamstrips #halfmoonbay (at Barbara’s Fishtrap)</p>

#fishnchips #bestever #clamstrips #halfmoonbay (at Barbara’s Fishtrap)

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>Captain Bill’s birthday #birthday #cheesecake  (at Hayward CA)</p>

Captain Bill’s birthday #birthday #cheesecake (at Hayward CA)

Posted 244 weeks ago
<p>@strngbrnr74 makes all the ladies #smile #babies #laughing (at Hayward CA)</p>

@strngbrnr74 makes all the ladies #smile #babies #laughing (at Hayward CA)

Posted 244 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...