You Can be a FiddleStar

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

Oh baby, she’s back! It’s the holiday version of Mur dancing. A little swing Christmas number on the radio at Italian Homemade in San Francisco and she just couldn’t help herself. #dancingmur #foodtour #allyearlong #californiatour (at The Italian Homemade Company)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>Yesterday we ate fudge (and cannoli and tiramisu and @tonyspizza415 and a gnocchi roll which we didn’t even know existed and some other awesome stuff but don’t judge us) in San Francisco but today we’re going to Modesto to play the beautiful songs of the season for you. Come hang out. Info at FiddleStar dot com. #allyearlong #californiatour #weateourwaythroughthecity #foodtour #tastebudstour  (at Z. Cioccolato)</p>

Yesterday we ate fudge (and cannoli and tiramisu and @tonyspizza415 and a gnocchi roll which we didn’t even know existed and some other awesome stuff but don’t judge us) in San Francisco but today we’re going to Modesto to play the beautiful songs of the season for you. Come hang out. Info at FiddleStar dot com. #allyearlong #californiatour #weateourwaythroughthecity #foodtour #tastebudstour (at Z. Cioccolato)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>The last few years I’ve been watching @snapjackson get all these awesome hats at @goorinbros and I’ve always been so envious and now I finally have an awesome hat from Goorin Bros. and everything is right in the world. Also, Rudradeep was basically my personal hat designer consultant so yeah, it’s a good day. #hat #imahatperson #meganandmarysue #californiatour #allyearlong  (at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop)</p>

The last few years I’ve been watching @snapjackson get all these awesome hats at @goorinbros and I’ve always been so envious and now I finally have an awesome hat from Goorin Bros. and everything is right in the world. Also, Rudradeep was basically my personal hat designer consultant so yeah, it’s a good day. #hat #imahatperson #meganandmarysue #californiatour #allyearlong (at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>When you get to see one of your most precious Skype students in real life at your show… I love the magic that is online teaching but there’s something extra awesome about real hugs. #allyearlong #californiatour #meganandmarysue #fiddle  (at Le Bateau Ivre)</p>

When you get to see one of your most precious Skype students in real life at your show… I love the magic that is online teaching but there’s something extra awesome about real hugs. #allyearlong #californiatour #meganandmarysue #fiddle (at Le Bateau Ivre)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>Here’s how happy we were that so many lovely people came out to see us in Santa Cruz last night. Imagine how happy we would be to see you! Tonight we’re in Berkeley at Le Bateau Ivre and you can have dinner AND listen to us sing to you about drinkin’ cheatin’ and Christmas! #allyearlong #meganandmarysue #californiatour  (at Santa Cruz, California)</p>

Here’s how happy we were that so many lovely people came out to see us in Santa Cruz last night. Imagine how happy we would be to see you! Tonight we’re in Berkeley at Le Bateau Ivre and you can have dinner AND listen to us sing to you about drinkin’ cheatin’ and Christmas! #allyearlong #meganandmarysue #californiatour (at Santa Cruz, California)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>You know who that is behind me? No one. Headed to California to start the #meganandmarysue tour and this is the best possible omen. Make sure to check FiddleStar dot com for the tour info. I want to see each and every one of you. #gotmyownrow #iflyswa #allyearlong #holidaytour  (at Southwest Airlines at BNA)</p>

You know who that is behind me? No one. Headed to California to start the #meganandmarysue tour and this is the best possible omen. Make sure to check FiddleStar dot com for the tour info. I want to see each and every one of you. #gotmyownrow #iflyswa #allyearlong #holidaytour (at Southwest Airlines at BNA)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>We got a piano for the upcoming California tour. We had to do some creative packing to make it all fit but anything for our fans. See you all soon. #allyearlong #californiatour #meganandmarysue  (at Acme House of Music)</p>

We got a piano for the upcoming California tour. We had to do some creative packing to make it all fit but anything for our fans. See you all soon. #allyearlong #californiatour #meganandmarysue (at Acme House of Music)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>This is one of the classic moments from #nashvillebanjocamp where you know #charliecushman is telling the best classic bluegrass story and @jonweisberger (who just stopped by to say hi and got roped into laying down some awesome bass tracks on the camper recording) is backing him up and they’re both entertaining @mandolin2842 and I love watching the circle of music continue to spin… #andyshouse #bluegrass #storytime #banjo  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

This is one of the classic moments from #nashvillebanjocamp where you know #charliecushman is telling the best classic bluegrass story and @jonweisberger (who just stopped by to say hi and got roped into laying down some awesome bass tracks on the camper recording) is backing him up and they’re both entertaining @mandolin2842 and I love watching the circle of music continue to spin… #andyshouse #bluegrass #storytime #banjo (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>The jam took a weird turn last night. I always tell the campers that I’m all for them making music however they can. They take me literally. #cellofiddle #nashvillebanjocamp #oldjoeclark #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

The jam took a weird turn last night. I always tell the campers that I’m all for them making music however they can. They take me literally. #cellofiddle #nashvillebanjocamp #oldjoeclark #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>You all know I don’t usually take a giant camp photo - too much trauma from other camps where you have to stand in the sun for 30 minutes wearing an ill-fitting camp tee shirt and everyone is yelling I can’t see your face and move over six inches to the right but this is our very first Nashville Banjo Camp and these people have been so warm and lovely and brave that I had to capture it all. I didn’t yell, there was no sun, and I didn’t even take another one “just in case”. #nashvillebanjocamp #banjo #ihatecampphotosbuticouldnthelpmyself  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

You all know I don’t usually take a giant camp photo - too much trauma from other camps where you have to stand in the sun for 30 minutes wearing an ill-fitting camp tee shirt and everyone is yelling I can’t see your face and move over six inches to the right but this is our very first Nashville Banjo Camp and these people have been so warm and lovely and brave that I had to capture it all. I didn’t yell, there was no sun, and I didn’t even take another one “just in case”. #nashvillebanjocamp #banjo #ihatecampphotosbuticouldnthelpmyself (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 98 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...