You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Boy do we have news for you… #springfieldremodel #readytorent  (at Springfield, Tennessee)<br/>
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Boy do we have news for you… #springfieldremodel #readytorent (at Springfield, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCMQ7KFmy8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=16rplspmfdd2i

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Happy #caturday everyone! Adam built the kids a new house. They won’t actually go in it yet, but I bet they will once the temperature heads south again. It even has a self-warming pad in it. I want a self-warming pad. #catland (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_tvDjFCtN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1h9el0355nvup">https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_tvDjFCtN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1h9el0355nvup</a></p>

Happy #caturday everyone! Adam built the kids a new house. They won’t actually go in it yet, but I bet they will once the temperature heads south again. It even has a self-warming pad in it. I want a self-warming pad. #catland (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_tvDjFCtN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1h9el0355nvup

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>The last few days have been full of amazing food, but I have to give a special shoutout to two recent meals I shared with @ashbyfrank. The first picture is of the paneer fig kofta and several other dishes at @chaatable and the 2nd is of the bo la lot at #kiengiangnashville. Both of these meals were so memorable as to be overwhelming that they happened in the same week. I love “elevated southern cuisine” as much as the next girl, but whilst in Nashville, make sure to spend some time eating with our incredible immigrant community. Also, as an important reminder, @maneetchauhan is still a badass. #betelleaves #westnashville  (at Kien Giang)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Br31LMmlBOH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gvbfyime1wbx">https://www.instagram.com/p/Br31LMmlBOH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gvbfyime1wbx</a></p>

The last few days have been full of amazing food, but I have to give a special shoutout to two recent meals I shared with @ashbyfrank. The first picture is of the paneer fig kofta and several other dishes at @chaatable and the 2nd is of the bo la lot at #kiengiangnashville. Both of these meals were so memorable as to be overwhelming that they happened in the same week. I love “elevated southern cuisine” as much as the next girl, but whilst in Nashville, make sure to spend some time eating with our incredible immigrant community. Also, as an important reminder, @maneetchauhan is still a badass. #betelleaves #westnashville (at Kien Giang)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br31LMmlBOH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gvbfyime1wbx

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>And our family Christmas color remains John Deere green. I love these people with my whole heart. I married into a fine bunch. I surely did. #johndeerechristmas #colerandall #howmanytractorsistoomany  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1uEr4F1wH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=180jbuut6xybs">https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1uEr4F1wH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=180jbuut6xybs</a></p>

And our family Christmas color remains John Deere green. I love these people with my whole heart. I married into a fine bunch. I surely did. #johndeerechristmas #colerandall #howmanytractorsistoomany (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1uEr4F1wH/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=180jbuut6xybs

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>@mandolin2842 and I made 1) Mary Berry’s chicken and bacon pie 2) Paul Hollywood’s boeuf bourguignon pie 3) Ina Garten’s peas with pancetta 4) Ina’s goat cheese mashed potatoes 5) Cook’s Illustrated macaroni and cheese 6) Cook’s American dinner rolls 7) GBBO apple toffee sticky pudding 8) Food 52’s mini caramel cakes with caramel icing   11/10 for all - would make again but would allow more time for lattice (cameo by the pie bird with my name on it which was a gift from a dear family friend) #wereexhausted #werealsoratherfull #itwasntalljustforus #thereweresevenfordinner #notpicturedtheentirefamily (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1q3KHFjRu/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12rtuy339q66o">https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1q3KHFjRu/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12rtuy339q66o</a></p>

@mandolin2842 and I made 1) Mary Berry’s chicken and bacon pie 2) Paul Hollywood’s boeuf bourguignon pie 3) Ina Garten’s peas with pancetta 4) Ina’s goat cheese mashed potatoes 5) Cook’s Illustrated macaroni and cheese 6) Cook’s American dinner rolls 7) GBBO apple toffee sticky pudding 8) Food 52’s mini caramel cakes with caramel icing 11/10 for all - would make again but would allow more time for lattice (cameo by the pie bird with my name on it which was a gift from a dear family friend) #wereexhausted #werealsoratherfull #itwasntalljustforus #thereweresevenfordinner #notpicturedtheentirefamily (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br1q3KHFjRu/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12rtuy339q66o

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Got my cat Christmas (Catmas?) apron on. Thanks to my mother-in-law for the cooking inspiration. Mary Berry savoury pies coming now. Let’s see about some lattice work. 🎅 ❤️ (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0evOflO_m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=muwbh9l7bjmn">https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0evOflO_m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=muwbh9l7bjmn</a></p>

Got my cat Christmas (Catmas?) apron on. Thanks to my mother-in-law for the cooking inspiration. Mary Berry savoury pies coming now. Let’s see about some lattice work. 🎅 ❤️ (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0evOflO_m/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=muwbh9l7bjmn

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Birthday night dinner with my husband who has an endearing habit of looking dubiously at every item on the menu, as if the chef is trying to put one past him, and then loving everything once it arrives, and then complaining that there was too much of it. Tonight was no exception (By the way, @5thandtaylor is a must do in Nashville, if you haven’t yet.) but we’d like to say an extra special thanks to @mharrison43 who made this particular dinner possible. It was a perfect birthday dinner and I continue to feel grateful for all the love in our lives. #wehavethebestcampers #itwasntwhatheexpected #itneveris  (at 5th & Taylor)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrrQIFdljRB/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1k70w95rke45u">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrrQIFdljRB/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1k70w95rke45u</a></p>

Birthday night dinner with my husband who has an endearing habit of looking dubiously at every item on the menu, as if the chef is trying to put one past him, and then loving everything once it arrives, and then complaining that there was too much of it. Tonight was no exception (By the way, @5thandtaylor is a must do in Nashville, if you haven’t yet.) but we’d like to say an extra special thanks to @mharrison43 who made this particular dinner possible. It was a perfect birthday dinner and I continue to feel grateful for all the love in our lives. #wehavethebestcampers #itwasntwhatheexpected #itneveris (at 5th & Taylor)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrrQIFdljRB/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1k70w95rke45u

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Birthday dinner at @tansuonash with these two inspiring lady boss friends. It’s quite something to sit in a fabulous restaurant created by a strong, talented woman, surrounded by two strong, talented women and to feel such support and encouragement. Happy birthday to me, indeed. #mybirthdayisactuallytomorrow #haveyoutansuoedyet  (at Tànsuǒ)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bro3cvwF54x/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9csb8uxlnu2e">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bro3cvwF54x/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9csb8uxlnu2e</a></p>

Birthday dinner at @tansuonash with these two inspiring lady boss friends. It’s quite something to sit in a fabulous restaurant created by a strong, talented woman, surrounded by two strong, talented women and to feel such support and encouragement. Happy birthday to me, indeed. #mybirthdayisactuallytomorrow #haveyoutansuoedyet (at Tànsuǒ)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bro3cvwF54x/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=9csb8uxlnu2e

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Scenes from last night’s Born in a Barn - a benefit for Vanderbilt’s Rooted Community Health program, featuring me, my husband, my friends, and the ever-amazing Sylvia Ganier singing beautifully and telling fabulous stories. Also, there was delicious soup. And it all happened at one of my favorite places in the whole world. Go get all your food at Green Door Gourmet in west Nashville. They believe in taking care of the community and everything is grown right there or generally locally. 📸: @randy_chowning  (at Green Door Gourmet)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrdOPSzlFU3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1opjm40ir06lk">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrdOPSzlFU3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1opjm40ir06lk</a></p>

Scenes from last night’s Born in a Barn - a benefit for Vanderbilt’s Rooted Community Health program, featuring me, my husband, my friends, and the ever-amazing Sylvia Ganier singing beautifully and telling fabulous stories. Also, there was delicious soup. And it all happened at one of my favorite places in the whole world. Go get all your food at Green Door Gourmet in west Nashville. They believe in taking care of the community and everything is grown right there or generally locally. 📸: @randy_chowning (at Green Door Gourmet)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrdOPSzlFU3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1opjm40ir06lk

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>The excitement is building. Registration opens January 1st (unless you’re a previous camper - you can sign up December 27th) at 9am Central. We have your Nashville favorites AND we have April Verch. Don’t say we never gave you nothin. <a href="http://www.fiddlestaradultcamp.com">www.fiddlestaradultcamp.com</a> #fiddle #fiddlecamp #fiddlestar  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrYEB_MFKOY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1boroz4vew05z">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrYEB_MFKOY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1boroz4vew05z</a></p>

The excitement is building. Registration opens January 1st (unless you’re a previous camper - you can sign up December 27th) at 9am Central. We have your Nashville favorites AND we have April Verch. Don’t say we never gave you nothin. www.fiddlestaradultcamp.com #fiddle #fiddlecamp #fiddlestar (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrYEB_MFKOY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1boroz4vew05z

Posted 5 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...