You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>#leohickman isn’t going to have any baby Leo Hickmans. She wasn’t very happy about being in this crate. Or at the vet. Turns out that cat Leo doesn’t settle in to new environments nearly as easily as regular Leo Hickman. #catland  (at Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTWyPyAOxI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nzjiahi4ys8d">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTWyPyAOxI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nzjiahi4ys8d</a></p>

#leohickman isn’t going to have any baby Leo Hickmans. She wasn’t very happy about being in this crate. Or at the vet. Turns out that cat Leo doesn’t settle in to new environments nearly as easily as regular Leo Hickman. #catland (at Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTWyPyAOxI/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=nzjiahi4ys8d

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>#springfieldremodel is nearing the end, my friends. Flooring is in, new stairwell and landing for the attic bedroom is in. Bathroom of your nightmares (very last photo) is almost the bathroom of your dreams. You wanna live in Springfield, in an adorable, recently remodeled 1930 cottage? I know a place…  (at Springfield, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrOcjQhFmob/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gidvyegxc6ya">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrOcjQhFmob/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gidvyegxc6ya</a></p>

#springfieldremodel is nearing the end, my friends. Flooring is in, new stairwell and landing for the attic bedroom is in. Bathroom of your nightmares (very last photo) is almost the bathroom of your dreams. You wanna live in Springfield, in an adorable, recently remodeled 1930 cottage? I know a place… (at Springfield, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrOcjQhFmob/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gidvyegxc6ya

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Well, Spotify says I’m adventurous and apparently I exhibited that by listening to a whole lot of @specialconsensus so take that, bebop. Also, that Brandi Carlile album is lyfe so I’m not wrong about that. #spotifywrapped2018  (at Spotify)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEW4gplsLc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ksx153ilwlwx">https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEW4gplsLc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ksx153ilwlwx</a></p>

Well, Spotify says I’m adventurous and apparently I exhibited that by listening to a whole lot of @specialconsensus so take that, bebop. Also, that Brandi Carlile album is lyfe so I’m not wrong about that. #spotifywrapped2018 (at Spotify)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrEW4gplsLc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ksx153ilwlwx

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Scenes from last night. This is a lovely bunch. I don’t care what anybody says. #nashvillebanjocamp #banjo #saturdaynightjamcookies (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq46uudl9fi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1clc127xji36m">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq46uudl9fi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1clc127xji36m</a></p>

Scenes from last night. This is a lovely bunch. I don’t care what anybody says. #nashvillebanjocamp #banjo #saturdaynightjamcookies (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq46uudl9fi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1clc127xji36m

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Charlie’s telling stories. At lunch. Which, as Ivan Rosenberg tells us, is the proper time for stories. #storytimewithcush #nashvillebanjocamp  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq2yE6UFvPW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=z5ssrmtjx6cd">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq2yE6UFvPW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=z5ssrmtjx6cd</a></p>

Charlie’s telling stories. At lunch. Which, as Ivan Rosenberg tells us, is the proper time for stories. #storytimewithcush #nashvillebanjocamp (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq2yE6UFvPW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=z5ssrmtjx6cd

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Super solid #nashvillebanjocamp night at the Station Inn. High octane set from the @poramblinboys because I’m pretty sure they don’t know how to do it any other way but really, nothing matters more than the 🔥 twin fiddle mastery that was @bronwynkeithhynes and @fiddlorsh. So much love for all the matching bow strokes. #banjo #fiddlechicks #fieldtrip  (at Station Inn)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq1YU7NlyIt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ger9fcdmwt60">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq1YU7NlyIt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ger9fcdmwt60</a></p>

Super solid #nashvillebanjocamp night at the Station Inn. High octane set from the @poramblinboys because I’m pretty sure they don’t know how to do it any other way but really, nothing matters more than the 🔥 twin fiddle mastery that was @bronwynkeithhynes and @fiddlorsh. So much love for all the matching bow strokes. #banjo #fiddlechicks #fieldtrip (at Station Inn)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq1YU7NlyIt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ger9fcdmwt60

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>I just made the rounds through the classes at #nashvillebanjocamp and everything seems to be in order. I heard, “Earl”, up the neck”, and “you could consider another bridge”. This camp is on point. #banjo  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqz72oOFghR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=m93rpfqh5ndk">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqz72oOFghR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=m93rpfqh5ndk</a></p>

I just made the rounds through the classes at #nashvillebanjocamp and everything seems to be in order. I heard, “Earl”, up the neck”, and “you could consider another bridge”. This camp is on point. #banjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqz72oOFghR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=m93rpfqh5ndk

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvillebanjocamp #chowningfamilyband #paddlefaster  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqySpVwFSZp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17ovfpeijw9bj">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqySpVwFSZp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17ovfpeijw9bj</a></p>

And so it begins… #nashvillebanjocamp #chowningfamilyband #paddlefaster (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqySpVwFSZp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=17ovfpeijw9bj

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Oh Nashville, why your clouds so weird? Cloud nerds - please explain these to me. #clouds #nashville #nofilter #thesecloudsshouldhaveafilternamedafterthem (at Nashville, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqoLRNmlipZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jwc02nh62lg4">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqoLRNmlipZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jwc02nh62lg4</a></p>

Oh Nashville, why your clouds so weird? Cloud nerds - please explain these to me. #clouds #nashville #nofilter #thesecloudsshouldhaveafilternamedafterthem (at Nashville, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqoLRNmlipZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jwc02nh62lg4

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Tomorrow. Sunday. November 25. Previous campers. 9am Central. When it’s full, it’s full. If we have a bunch come in at the same time, it’ll be names out of hats. #nashvilleflatpickcamp  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqlsMSSlev8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ohaoa59q3k1w">https://www.instagram.com/p/BqlsMSSlev8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ohaoa59q3k1w</a></p>

Tomorrow. Sunday. November 25. Previous campers. 9am Central. When it’s full, it’s full. If we have a bunch come in at the same time, it’ll be names out of hats. #nashvilleflatpickcamp (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqlsMSSlev8/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ohaoa59q3k1w

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...