You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Red, Orange, Orange on Red - yep, after last night’s Cards game and before we hit the road to come home I dragged @adamspickoftheday to the @stlartmuseum so I could see this spectacular #rothko in person. It glows. I swear it glows! (Side note - we ran across some Roman sculptures a few galleries over and on the card it said “Roman - 2nd Century” and Adam said, “You mean, like, in the 100s?” And I said yes and he said, “They don’t know.” #art #stlouis #myhusbanddoesntbelieveincarbondating  (at Saint Louis Art Museum)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnudTZSnopD/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1u52yvcvc4a79">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnudTZSnopD/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1u52yvcvc4a79</a></p>

Red, Orange, Orange on Red - yep, after last night’s Cards game and before we hit the road to come home I dragged @adamspickoftheday to the @stlartmuseum so I could see this spectacular #rothko in person. It glows. I swear it glows! (Side note - we ran across some Roman sculptures a few galleries over and on the card it said “Roman - 2nd Century” and Adam said, “You mean, like, in the 100s?” And I said yes and he said, “They don’t know.” #art #stlouis #myhusbanddoesntbelieveincarbondating (at Saint Louis Art Museum)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnudTZSnopD/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1u52yvcvc4a79

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>I don’t even know where to start with these two. Both of the #aviolinforelva books I gave away this weekend at #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp are going back to Alaska with Nate and Rivers and if you weren’t here this weekend you can’t possibly know how special this book is or how special these two guys are but maybe next time you see me you can remember to ask and I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned from these two guys about service and how they embody it in every thing they do. Thank you to each and every one of our campers this weekend. I saw y’all crying when your fellow campers made it through their recordings this morning. I was right there with you. #cabbages #pawsforpurplehearts #mostimprovedcamper  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
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I don’t even know where to start with these two. Both of the #aviolinforelva books I gave away this weekend at #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp are going back to Alaska with Nate and Rivers and if you weren’t here this weekend you can’t possibly know how special this book is or how special these two guys are but maybe next time you see me you can remember to ask and I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned from these two guys about service and how they embody it in every thing they do. Thank you to each and every one of our campers this weekend. I saw y’all crying when your fellow campers made it through their recordings this morning. I was right there with you. #cabbages #pawsforpurplehearts #mostimprovedcamper (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnhRyjWnzqn/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jdxdhdeauifv

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Oh boy oh boy! We went to the @nashville_countrydancers Friday night #contradance with the whole #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp and it was awesome. We went for the dance lesson before the dance (this turns out to be the key to contra dance success) and everyone was so kind and generous and the campers all danced and the instructors all played in the band (plus bonus Casey Campbell) and just generally we couldn’t have asked for a better night. Fiddling is for dancing. Carry on.  (at Second Presbyterian Church)<br/>
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Oh boy oh boy! We went to the @nashville_countrydancers Friday night #contradance with the whole #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp and it was awesome. We went for the dance lesson before the dance (this turns out to be the key to contra dance success) and everyone was so kind and generous and the campers all danced and the instructors all played in the band (plus bonus Casey Campbell) and just generally we couldn’t have asked for a better night. Fiddling is for dancing. Carry on. (at Second Presbyterian Church)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BneLQcPH3E4/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=10d9y47achgz2

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Pete and Ed are here. #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddlestarcamp #banjoplayers #cometothedarkside  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
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Pete and Ed are here. #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddlestarcamp #banjoplayers #cometothedarkside (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnbkKilnete/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ugv17l2v9o2s

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddlestar #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #yourenevertoooldtostart  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
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And so it begins… #fiddlestaradultbeginnercamp #fiddlestar #fiddlestarcamp #fiddle #yourenevertoooldtostart (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnaUkwFHbTx/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7j5ihl49rv0b

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Gathers No Moss - A Raw Fiddle Album Vol. 2 - is now available on my website. Download individual tracks, the whole album, or purchase a physical copy and I’ll personally ship it to you. With love. Link in bio. #fiddlestar #gathersnomoss #fiddle #fiddletunes #bluegrass #oldtime #texasstyle  (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnXLcPhnqBQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19bomww10aldu">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnXLcPhnqBQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19bomww10aldu</a></p>

Gathers No Moss - A Raw Fiddle Album Vol. 2 - is now available on my website. Download individual tracks, the whole album, or purchase a physical copy and I’ll personally ship it to you. With love. Link in bio. #fiddlestar #gathersnomoss #fiddle #fiddletunes #bluegrass #oldtime #texasstyle (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnXLcPhnqBQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19bomww10aldu

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>I believe in protecting children. I believe in teaching children. I believe in showing children all the love and encouragement in the world. If we’re going to fight about things in this world, I wish all the fights would be about how we can each protect and love the children better. I know it’s hard and that sometimes it can seem overwhelming. But I promise you it’s worth it. Let’s all resolve to wake up tomorrow and ask ourselves what we can do to fight for children. Spending the afternoon with my precious grandson only serves to remind me that this should be our first and most valuable mission. #childrenfirst #protecttheinnocent  (at Greenbrier, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnPbmCEnoSS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=utzbwvfypvu0">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnPbmCEnoSS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=utzbwvfypvu0</a></p>

I believe in protecting children. I believe in teaching children. I believe in showing children all the love and encouragement in the world. If we’re going to fight about things in this world, I wish all the fights would be about how we can each protect and love the children better. I know it’s hard and that sometimes it can seem overwhelming. But I promise you it’s worth it. Let’s all resolve to wake up tomorrow and ask ourselves what we can do to fight for children. Spending the afternoon with my precious grandson only serves to remind me that this should be our first and most valuable mission. #childrenfirst #protecttheinnocent (at Greenbrier, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnPbmCEnoSS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=utzbwvfypvu0

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>I love when my music and baseball worlds collide. We now own a Les Paul that we got from #marktrumbo (who is a fabulous player and a great guy and I hope he’s back stronger than ever by spring training ‘19 and did I mention how smart and charming and amazing his wife @mailetrumbo is? Well, she is.) and @adamspickoftheday might even let me play it every now and then. I could go electric. Don’t put it past me. #lespaul #orioles #fiddlestargoeselectric #vog_ellabaker  (at Carter Vintage Guitars)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnO1VyLHz_h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g04cimoriejw">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnO1VyLHz_h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g04cimoriejw</a></p>

I love when my music and baseball worlds collide. We now own a Les Paul that we got from #marktrumbo (who is a fabulous player and a great guy and I hope he’s back stronger than ever by spring training ‘19 and did I mention how smart and charming and amazing his wife @mailetrumbo is? Well, she is.) and @adamspickoftheday might even let me play it every now and then. I could go electric. Don’t put it past me. #lespaul #orioles #fiddlestargoeselectric #vog_ellabaker (at Carter Vintage Guitars)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnO1VyLHz_h/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=g04cimoriejw

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Here’s @cleliahart teaching my student Jane some great old time tunes. Jane wanted to come to a camp at my house this summer but I don’t have youth camps anymore so I just made up a whole camp, all for her. She gets to learn from Clelia and @fiddlerjustinbranum and @ivyphillipsfiddle and also me! It’s super good times. #fiddle #fiddlecamp #itsstillacampiftheresonlyonepersoninit #fiddlestar (at Fiddlestar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnIThdjHLw0/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=16alup67ir8pp">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnIThdjHLw0/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=16alup67ir8pp</a></p>

Here’s @cleliahart teaching my student Jane some great old time tunes. Jane wanted to come to a camp at my house this summer but I don’t have youth camps anymore so I just made up a whole camp, all for her. She gets to learn from Clelia and @fiddlerjustinbranum and @ivyphillipsfiddle and also me! It’s super good times. #fiddle #fiddlecamp #itsstillacampiftheresonlyonepersoninit #fiddlestar (at Fiddlestar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnIThdjHLw0/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=16alup67ir8pp

Posted 7 weeks ago

Last night I got to see my friend @mandolin2842 make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. He played his ass off because of course he did. @molly_tuttle continues to make herself proud and @christiansedelmyer and @maxjohnsonbass were brilliant right along with her. I just love seeing the kids play the Opry. Their ability to simultaneously innovate and grow the music and show respect for tradition makes my heart smile. #opry #nashville #ididntstayforgarth #iprefermikesnider (at Grand Ole Opry)

Posted 8 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...