You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Three Grand Masters Fiddler Champions and their excellent moms. These are the best kind of fiddle moms. These moms were not pushy, mean, or negative. They did not force us to wear (very many) outfits we now regret. They did not force us on unsuspecting musicians, strangers, or industry professionals. They encouraged us, drove us places, made sure we heard all kinds of amazing music, and always stayed honest with us. And now we all three have careers in music and we all still adore our moms. #doingitright #fiddlemoms #nashville  (at City Winery Nashville)</p>

Three Grand Masters Fiddler Champions and their excellent moms. These are the best kind of fiddle moms. These moms were not pushy, mean, or negative. They did not force us to wear (very many) outfits we now regret. They did not force us on unsuspecting musicians, strangers, or industry professionals. They encouraged us, drove us places, made sure we heard all kinds of amazing music, and always stayed honest with us. And now we all three have careers in music and we all still adore our moms. #doingitright #fiddlemoms #nashville (at City Winery Nashville)

Posted 91 weeks ago

So many of you (that’s not true) ask about my ongoing video series of my mom dancing in random places around the globe. It’s your lucky day! Last night we went to see Chris Stapleton at the Ascend Amphitheater and she was really enamored with Morgane’s singing and especially her tambourine skills so she thought she’d try to learn. But without a tambourine. #airtambourine #chrisstapleton #motherdaughterroadtrip #morganemadness (at Ascend Amphitheater)

Posted 91 weeks ago
<p>@specialconsensus throwing down some Fireball on FaceBook Live with special guests @alisononbanjo and Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. And hey, there’s that damn camel… #bluegrass #specialc #nashville  (at Compass Records)</p>

@specialconsensus throwing down some Fireball on FaceBook Live with special guests @alisononbanjo and Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. And hey, there’s that damn camel… #bluegrass #specialc #nashville (at Compass Records)

Posted 91 weeks ago
<p>Today in meta walking… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult @bobs_skechers #sirwinstoncup  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Today in meta walking… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult @bobs_skechers #sirwinstoncup (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 91 weeks ago
<p>I can’t believe I forgot to post this last week. I’m clearly suffering from bluegrass camp brain. But I definitely went to @zollikoffee last week to celebrate the return of #gilmoregirls on @netflix Luke’s looked a little different than I remember and I’m pretty sure Luke wouldn’t have made me a chai latte with almond milk but it was fun either way. November can’t come soon enough… #nashville #gilmoregirlsrevival  (at ZolliKoffee)</p>

I can’t believe I forgot to post this last week. I’m clearly suffering from bluegrass camp brain. But I definitely went to @zollikoffee last week to celebrate the return of #gilmoregirls on @netflix Luke’s looked a little different than I remember and I’m pretty sure Luke wouldn’t have made me a chai latte with almond milk but it was fun either way. November can’t come soon enough… #nashville #gilmoregirlsrevival (at ZolliKoffee)

Posted 91 weeks ago
<p>Going home. #customerservice #chilliwackfiredept #peetscoffeeisbetter #walkercreekmusiccamp  (at Oakland International Airport)</p>

Going home. #customerservice #chilliwackfiredept #peetscoffeeisbetter #walkercreekmusiccamp (at Oakland International Airport)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>@clawhammerist and I can never resist. #fluevog #shoeshoppingontour #voglovers #haightashbury  (at Fluevog John Shoes, LTD)</p>

@clawhammerist and I can never resist. #fluevog #shoeshoppingontour #voglovers #haightashbury (at Fluevog John Shoes, LTD)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>You know how much I love a good press conference/fiddle teaching photo so here’s this. Old time bowing patterns were the theme of the day. #walkercreekmusiccamp #oldtime #fiddle #georgiashuffle  (at Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School and Conference Center)</p>

You know how much I love a good press conference/fiddle teaching photo so here’s this. Old time bowing patterns were the theme of the day. #walkercreekmusiccamp #oldtime #fiddle #georgiashuffle (at Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School and Conference Center)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>Just left Walker Creek Camp and I will have a few more posts from that wonderful experience coming soon but I’d like to first share with you some of the people I adored picking with this weekend. As camps staffs go, this was a mighty memorable and amazing bunch. I’m exhausted. But the good kind. #bluegrass #walkercreekmusiccamp #campstorejam  (at Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School and Conference Center)</p>

Just left Walker Creek Camp and I will have a few more posts from that wonderful experience coming soon but I’d like to first share with you some of the people I adored picking with this weekend. As camps staffs go, this was a mighty memorable and amazing bunch. I’m exhausted. But the good kind. #bluegrass #walkercreekmusiccamp #campstorejam (at Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School and Conference Center)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And we’re off… @clawhammerist was kind enough to pick me up in Nashville (on a 737 with 150 other nice folks) and we’re headed to California to teach at Walker Creek Music Camp and then perform a house concert in Mountain View. Exit row, no one in the middle seat. This trip is clearly on track already. #fiddlebanjo #insideout #oldtime #bluegrass #texasstyle  (at Nashville Airport - Southwest Terminal)</p>

And we’re off… @clawhammerist was kind enough to pick me up in Nashville (on a 737 with 150 other nice folks) and we’re headed to California to teach at Walker Creek Music Camp and then perform a house concert in Mountain View. Exit row, no one in the middle seat. This trip is clearly on track already. #fiddlebanjo #insideout #oldtime #bluegrass #texasstyle (at Nashville Airport - Southwest Terminal)

Posted 92 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...