You Can be a FiddleStar

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

Ha ha! You thought it was over but NO! I had one more #dancingmur up my sleeve and this time it’s salsa! I’m not gonna lie, she does have a bit of a rigid arm situation here but she got the hang of it shortly. Also, yes that’s me. #bluegrasscruise #salsa #motherdaughterroadtrip #looksmorelikefoxtrot (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Hey everybody! Meet Lucy and her awesome brand new fiddle, on loan from the California Bluegrass Association lending library. She’s a very talented young lady and she’s just moving into a full size fiddle and as her parents look into buying her one, this is a perfect way for her to get used to playing on a big girl fiddle in time for festival season. It was donated to the library by a student of mine and it’s a great instrument. And since Lucy is also a student of mine, it feels extra special to be a part of making sure young people get the best possible start in playing traditional music. Do you have any instruments lying around that you might want to donate? I bet you do. #bluegrasscruise #bluegrass #fiddle #fiddlestar #cba  (at Carnival Imagination)</p>

Hey everybody! Meet Lucy and her awesome brand new fiddle, on loan from the California Bluegrass Association lending library. She’s a very talented young lady and she’s just moving into a full size fiddle and as her parents look into buying her one, this is a perfect way for her to get used to playing on a big girl fiddle in time for festival season. It was donated to the library by a student of mine and it’s a great instrument. And since Lucy is also a student of mine, it feels extra special to be a part of making sure young people get the best possible start in playing traditional music. Do you have any instruments lying around that you might want to donate? I bet you do. #bluegrasscruise #bluegrass #fiddle #fiddlestar #cba (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>You might think some of the cruise excursion activities are cheesy, and sure, you’d occasionally be right. But in our experience, you should always take the interactive tours and whatnot. Those people get into that business because it’s their calling. They’re always funny, they’re always informative, and you’re always glad you participated. I mean really, if you somehow find yourself on a giant boat docked in Mexico, get out there and learn how to make sopes from scratch. #motherdaughterroadtrip #bluegrasscruise #molcajete #arribaabajoadentroalfrento (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)</p>

You might think some of the cruise excursion activities are cheesy, and sure, you’d occasionally be right. But in our experience, you should always take the interactive tours and whatnot. Those people get into that business because it’s their calling. They’re always funny, they’re always informative, and you’re always glad you participated. I mean really, if you somehow find yourself on a giant boat docked in Mexico, get out there and learn how to make sopes from scratch. #motherdaughterroadtrip #bluegrasscruise #molcajete #arribaabajoadentroalfrento (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>These ladies inspire me every day. Pardon my language but they get shit done and they do it all with a sense of humor that is only outmatched by their sense of purpose. I’m proud to be sailing the high seas with these broads. #bluegrasscruise #gamerbabes #stillhangingoutwithmy7thgradeenglishteacher  (at Carnival Imagination)</p>

These ladies inspire me every day. Pardon my language but they get shit done and they do it all with a sense of humor that is only outmatched by their sense of purpose. I’m proud to be sailing the high seas with these broads. #bluegrasscruise #gamerbabes #stillhangingoutwithmy7thgradeenglishteacher (at Carnival Imagination)

Posted 7 weeks ago

Nothing says Mexico like #dancingmur but this time with bonus #dancingaunthottie because you guys deserve nothing but the best and most I can give you. And I’m not sure if you deserve more, but you’re getting it all to the Grease soundtrack. #bluegrasscruise #ensenada #youretheonethatiwant #oo #oo #oo (at Ensenada Baja Mexico)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>This jam restored my faith in humanity. #bluegrasscruise #gregblake #munford #highbaritone #hallwayjams  (at Newport Beach, California)</p>

This jam restored my faith in humanity. #bluegrasscruise #gregblake #munford #highbaritone #hallwayjams (at Newport Beach, California)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>We went on a smaller boat where you sit down below and look at the fishes and other sea creatures. We are embracing the cruise experience. #excursions #bluegrasscruise #motherdaughterroadtrip #notironic  (at Avalon, California)</p>

We went on a smaller boat where you sit down below and look at the fishes and other sea creatures. We are embracing the cruise experience. #excursions #bluegrasscruise #motherdaughterroadtrip #notironic (at Avalon, California)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>#munford #bluegrasscruise #banjo #dirtykitchen  (at Catalina Island)</p>

#munford #bluegrasscruise #banjo #dirtykitchen (at Catalina Island)

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Yesterday I went to visit my friend @cleliahart to catch up on weeks and weeks of important life things (fine, half of it was gossip and fun stories, shut up) and to get my sparkles updated. #selfcare #hairsparkle #peoplethinkthismeanstheycantouchmyhead #pleasedonttouchmyhead  (at East Nashville, Tennessee)</p>

Yesterday I went to visit my friend @cleliahart to catch up on weeks and weeks of important life things (fine, half of it was gossip and fun stories, shut up) and to get my sparkles updated. #selfcare #hairsparkle #peoplethinkthismeanstheycantouchmyhead #pleasedonttouchmyhead (at East Nashville, Tennessee)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>I was headed all the way to south Nolensville Pike to pick up my new contact lenses today and figured I’d grab Indian food nearby for lunch but then I checked and Taj is closed on Mondays so I tried to think of where to go and I remembered an old IG post from @wilhelminafrankzerda and decided to stop in at Awash Ethiopian and even though while I was here I also determined that my eye doctor is closed on Mondays it didn’t matter because this lunch was delicious and everything is fine now. #hiddennashville #injeraisrad #ladywholunches  (at Awash Ethlopian Restaurant)</p>

I was headed all the way to south Nolensville Pike to pick up my new contact lenses today and figured I’d grab Indian food nearby for lunch but then I checked and Taj is closed on Mondays so I tried to think of where to go and I remembered an old IG post from @wilhelminafrankzerda and decided to stop in at Awash Ethiopian and even though while I was here I also determined that my eye doctor is closed on Mondays it didn’t matter because this lunch was delicious and everything is fine now. #hiddennashville #injeraisrad #ladywholunches (at Awash Ethlopian Restaurant)

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...